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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Today’s News

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Garda resourcing under spotlight as pre teens allegedly used in Ballymun drug trade

The drugs are cut and mixed in several locations before a network of taxis distribute the packages to dealers.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 17 September, 2018

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from?

We look at the connection between international crime gangs and Irish customers.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 14 September, 2018

'Most professionals couldn't afford it' - student unions applying rent caps to ads to try and tame the rental crisis monster

DIT student union has refused to endorse any property it believes is beyond the reach of the average student as the accommodation crisis rages on.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in ‘the hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 10 September, 2018

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'It shouldn't distract from the focus': Groups unite to bring Trump baby to Ireland for presidential visit

The infamous balloon is set to be coming to Ireland in time for the US President’s visit.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life Exclusive

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

DCC's deal for new clamping contractors includes €150 fine every time a driver successfully appeals Exclusive

The council is seeking a “close” relationship with a new clamping contractor in a deal worth €45 million.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'

The Rutland Centre is seeing shifts in the people it treats, and is emphasising how anyone can recover from addiction on its 40th anniversary.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Lithuanian gang member 'unaccounted for' after CAB raids Dublin homes and seizes electronic devices

The gang is suspected of carrying out an acid attack on a serving drugs garda.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 27 August, 2018

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

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

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'I will hold the HSE responsible if no ambulance is available for my sick partner'

A review found that additional staff are needed in order for the NAS to meet response time targets.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit

The scale of closures and diversions are unlike any seen in the city in recent times.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 24 August, 2018

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

Nearly 200 student gardaí will patrol the Papal visit - but they won't be able to actually arrest anyone

These students have no powers of arrest and can not carry out any official tasks that gardaí are permitted to do.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'

Business owners have complained that they haven’t been given enough information about Papal disruption.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

The Lidl looted during the snow has suffered a large robbery weeks before grand reopening Exclusive

Thieves made off with a “large amount of copper piping and wire” from the Fortunestown store.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination

It was found that the woman was discriminated against by the landlord and was awarded the equivalent of three months’ rent.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Former employees claim Click.ie sold 'faulty' phones Exclusive

The company has denied the allegation.

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Reboot of controversial website Click.ie led by the company's former boss Exclusive

Ex-staff members have said they are “livid” with the development.

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 17 August, 2018

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Hundreds of customers still in dark as Click.ie is up and running again

The website reappeared online last week.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

Gardaí are tracking the movements of a convicted rapist linked to Deirdre Jacob murder

The man is still alive and living in Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

A former landmark pub in Blackrock is set to become a Dunnes Stores

The sit of the Playwright pub has been vacant since 2011.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 13 August, 2018

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won Exclusive

Security Card Concepts (formerly Biometric Card Services), the company responsible for producing the PSC since 2010, eventually won the bumper contract as the sole bidder

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 9 August, 2018

European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale Exclusive

The small county has become a hotbed of activity for criminal elements.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Gardaí believe woman is using a national supermarket chain she works at to launder heroin cash

The woman is believed to be under orders from a heroin gang operating in the capital.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

200 ESB Siptu members planning on leaving union in solidarity with expelled workers Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in the ‘hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Gardaí target nightlife figure they believe is directing rickshaw drug dealing scene Exclusive

Gardai are also exploring Kinahan link in the supply chain of cocaine.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Explainer: Is Ireland in danger of a medicines shortage because of Brexit?

Here we do our best to explain…

# midnight-must-read - Monday 30 July, 2018

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories

In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

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