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#Freedom of Information

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Cork hospital spends €30k on pest control after rodents were found in sink

Pest control companies attended the hospital more than 120 times last year.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus

Some people took issue with proposed changes to public transport in the capital, while others complained about alleged dangerous driving.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Assault, theft and drunk and disorderly: 1,762 Irish people arrested by Met Police this year

Some 62 people were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, one was arrested for being drunk and in charge of a child under seven.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'My seven-year-old daughter shed a tear': Enda Kenny received a lot of well wishes when he stepped down

Although one critic wrote: “Thank God you’re finally off … back to the bog you came from.”

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Trump and Prince Charles got the most expensive gifts from the Taoiseach this year

Justin Trudeau got socks from Leo Varadkar (of course), among other presents.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 22 December, 2017

'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'

Industrial action by Irish Rail workers affected many commuters in November.

Gardaí working up to 100 hours a week for overtime payments of up to €68,500

Gardaí spent €107 million on overtime so far this year with one garda earning €68,641 in overtime alone.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'When are you going to bring in the army to drive the buses?': Complaints made during Bus Éireann strike

Commuters were affected by three weeks of industrial action earlier this year.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 11 December, 2017

Multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse against disability care staff

The concerns are all raised in documents released by Hiqa (the Health and Quality Authority) to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Woman has request to see changes made to her own data refused as database 'is blanked every two weeks'

The woman had requested access to her own citizen’s data file under freedom of information.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Nama employee: 'The request is from Mick Wallace so trying to close off angles of attack in advance'

Wallace has hit out at Nama for its lack of transparency and said the Freedom of Information Act has serious problems.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

The money was spent over the last three years.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Cystic Fibrosis This post contains videos

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Exclusive

HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Garda overtime bill soars to €60.5 million for first six months of 2017

That means it has grown by 57% for January to June compared to the same period last year.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 24 July, 2017

Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 26 June, 2017

HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years

The HSE’s dealings with ‘Mary’ has seen it issue her with a number of apologies since 2010.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign Exclusive

Newly-released FOI documents show that the Department had considered changing the title to something less forceful.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals

RTÉ’s This Week reported concerns around bullying of private health insurance holders.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints

TheJournal.ie has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home Tuam This post contains videos

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home

The Commission into Mother and Baby Homes wrote to Minister Katherine Zappone before the ‘very shocking’ news broke.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Garda overtime rises massive 52% as pressure of battling Irish gangs takes its toll

Overtime increased by a huge extent last year with an additional €23.5 million paid out to the force’s 28 regional divisions.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 6 March, 2017

Wild animals, including monkey called Stevie Wonder, escaped at Fota seven times in one year

The animals were never in danger or a threat to any visitors, a spokesperson said.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 2 March, 2017

The HSE has spent €3m upgrading its headquarters in the last five years

This includes €1.3 million on basement refurbishment in 2016 and over €92,000 on canteen renovations in 2015.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Gardaí spent €93,000 in five months on media training at the Communications Clinic

All told the force has spent nearly €114,000 on media training in the past two-and-a-half-years.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach

Documents released under an FOI show that the incident wasn’t listed among 103 data protection breaches reported between April 2014 and April 2015.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 13 February, 2017

Fine Gael senator who got €30k after losing his Dáil seat has only repaid €2k Exclusive

Six members of the Dáil and Seanad received termination payments last year.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Five people died in prison custody last year

The cause of death in all five cases is yet to be determined.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 22 January, 2017

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From alleged aggression to dog allergies: Why people complain about taxi drivers

“The driver, to my surprise, took offence … saying that he didn’t need to take such abuse and he is not bringing me home but kicking me out.”

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis

Most of the complaint outcomes involved no further action as the complainant didn’t respond or there was no evidence of an offence.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 30 December, 2016

Inaccurate 'real time' information and food defrosting: Why people get angry at Bus Éireann

One passenger described the ‘real time’ system as “more like random number generators as they are never accurate”.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Privatise the bloody service': The complaints sent to Shane Ross during the Dublin Bus strike

People urged the transport minister to intervene, saying the strike was having a negative impact on their lives.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'You'll look like a God': How people thought the Luas dispute could be solved

Here’s what members of the public thought about the strike – one of the biggest talking points of 2016.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Enda Kenny really likes to give people crystal bowls

Sometimes with shamrock, sometimes without.

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