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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Five days of rubbish' - Parents and teachers angry as summer school teeters on liquidation

One teacher describes the courses as ‘a disaster’.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars

One local woman says problems in the area have “got progressively worse over the years”.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 9 November, 2017

All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will 'call' emergency service if you crash

Once the car senses a severe impact the eCall device automatically initiates an emergency call.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Kinahan cartel members to face international murder charges following arrest of Chilean drug lord

Over 100 lines of inquiry have been investigated.

# midnight-must-read - 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).

# midnight-must-read - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Irish hospitals spending hundreds of thousands on overseas recruitment while US nurses turned away

If the Health Minister plans to keep his commitment on hiring new nurses, he has until the end of the year to hire 1,196 nurses.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 27 October, 2017

Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to House of Commons - republican Countess Markievicz

Following querying from TheJournal.ie, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister was aware of who she would be celebrating when making the announcement this week.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'The higher the profile and success of a member of society, the greater the fall'

Former sports journalist Tom Humphries has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Revenue threatens to dock public servant's pay over a property they'd never heard of

It’s unclear why Revenue believed that the individual owed the State outstanding tax on a number of properties in another county.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 20 October, 2017

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers' Pku

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers'

People with PKU, a rare genetic disorder, are fighting for access to medication.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Want to join Scientology's Irish 'Adventurers Club'? That'll be €1,000 please

You could go silver for €2,500 or gold for €5,000 – and get a membership card, commendation, cert and ‘shamrock pin’.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'We need spotlight on this site': Protestors to set up outside Dublin Scientology centre today

One ex-Scientologist from Mayo wants to warn others: “I got so angry that I burned any Scientology stuff I had in bonfire.”

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Liam Gallagher gig at Dublin's Weston Airport under threat as locals take organisers to court

The former Oasis frontman is due to play the Samhain Festival at the end of this month.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 5 October, 2017

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions

A group of doctors say that, for many people, prevention methods are already too late and other interventions are needed.

Relations between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport have 'soured immensely'

The airline says it would redeploy aircraft if infrastructure isn’t improved.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'

One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 2 October, 2017

Western ports now target for Kinahan drugs as informants cripple Dublin trade

Dublin is no longer seen as a viable option for the large seizures.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Broadcaster Ivan Yates to sue AIB

Yates and his wife have initiated High Court proceedings against the bank.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 29 September, 2017

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints

A request for information was posted to the government’s e-tender website this week.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Contradictions, 'coercions' and a private life made public: Keith Harrison's partner at the Tribunal

Marisa Simms gave evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal for over five hours yesterday.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Man injured in 2012 shooting of Alan Ryan takes legal action against Gardaí

A suit was filed in July of this year.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 25 September, 2017

Feud gangs using drug addicts to get false passports

The gangs target drug users indebted to them to assist in obtaining the passports.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits

Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats

The three first-years had been part of a private messaging group.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Russian gang suspected of assassination attempt on Kinahan leader in Portugal

The incident happened earlier this month.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 18 September, 2017

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

Tribunal to hear about anonymous letter sent to HSE about whistleblower Keith Harrison

Tribunal to hear about anonymous letter sent to HSE about whistleblower Keith Harrison

The module on allegations made by whistleblower Keith Harrison begins today. Here’s what the Tribunal is looking at.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Cocaine seizure in Australia links Kinahans to European port and Colombian distributors Exclusive

Their latest venture has hit a snag.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 16 September, 2017

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes

The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

New Garda Commissioner could come from abroad and be paid more

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said that he accepted the role is challenging, but denied it is a “poisoned chalice”.

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