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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 17 March, 2018

#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

Gardaí investigate daylight sexual assault on grounds of Knock shrine

The incident happened on 9 February and gardaí are working to identify a suspect.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates

“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”

# midnight-must-read - Monday 12 March, 2018

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 11 March, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 9 March, 2018

Kildare councillor resigns from Fine Gael over how 'bullying' complaint was handled

Fine Gael’s disciplinary committee admitted that there were “a number [of] shortcomings” in how group meetings are conducted.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma

Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Detailed information from 'key witness' sparks 40-acre hunt for missing Tina Satchwell

The 46-year-old has been missing for nearly one year.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Brexit: What's next?

It was a big week, Brexit wise.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Dublin Airport, Blanchardstown and the N11: These 3 Dublin bus routes are set to get a 24-hour service

Talks are ongoing with the NTA to establish the services in 2018.

'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas

While certainly not the cause of the housing crisis, campaigners say legislation is needed to prevent it exacerbating the problem further.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system

The system is used widely by the force but 77 stations can’t access it.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 26 February, 2018

There's already disagreement about where to put Cork's Luas system

It won’t be planned for another decade.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 23 February, 2018

Clontarf Baths will not fully open to the public next week - but perhaps later in the year

The bar and restaurant area of the facility is set to open next Wednesday but it needs to secure funding for lifeguards and other safety measures.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Bill Cullen is suing Ulster Bank for €120 million over takeover strategy

The suit was filed in the High Court on Monday 19 February.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

New video emerges online showing 'garda' having sex with woman on motorway

Gardaí said they would not be commenting.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 15 February, 2018

FactFind: Is it cheaper to have a mortgage than rent in Ireland?

We’ve all heard it in the pub, but is it actually true?

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Life as a prison officer in Mountjoy: 'When something is about to happen, you just feel it in the air' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison last Friday.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald to lay out her vision to 'modernise' the Sinn Féin party

Mary Lou McDonald will take over from Gerry Adams today, who has led the party for 34 years.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'The closure of our post office would mean the death of our village'

A small village in Co Sligo, reminiscent of many others in Ireland, is fighting back.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Packed buses are driving past angry morning commuters - but what can Dublin Bus do?

The company says it is reviewing the situation.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 5 February, 2018

The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre

The Townhouse on Gardiner Street is the largest family hub in the country.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'Today I am passing you a list of 56 verified deaths of serving and former colleagues. Average age: 48'

The whistleblower claims the number of deaths has risen sharply.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 2 February, 2018

'My abuse claims were shelved for 11 years - now I fear I am once more being ignored'

Woman concerned at lack of progress into alleged abuse by father even though a review of her case was ordered last year.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Covert Garda units to patrol Dublin boxing event this weekend in wake of murders

It is understood that tight security will be in place at the Citywest event.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid

The future of a number of schools was cast into doubt after the company went into liquidation.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 29 January, 2018

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents

Their story is one of 16 case studies published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project .

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Porn bots briefly took over the Disclosures Tribunal on Twitter this week

People looking to search for the latest news about the Disclosures Tribunal were spammed with the bots on Monday.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "" redirects to pro-life website

The URL brings users to a pro-choice website but is a pro-life site.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Gardaí on standby to help taxi drivers who raise alarm over suspicious passengers

A number of taxi drivers have been targeted in west Dublin since the end of last year.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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