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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Today’s News

There's now huge concern that planning delays will scupper Apple's €850m plans for Galway

The outcome of a judicial review of the plans has been put back until October.

# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Saucepans, tankers, and cancelled holidays: How the Irish town with no water is pulling together

Thousands will be left without drinkable water for at least six days.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 23 July, 2017

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga

16 days in to the Disclosures Tribunal, we give you a breakdown of what people said happened and when they said it did.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 21 July, 2017

The UK is cracking down on gender stereotyping in adverts - what about Ireland?

A report was released this week calling for stronger regulation of adverts in the UK.

Limerick hospital apologises after pensioner forced to hear his own leg amputation

Peter Stapleton was not given headphones and was forced to listen to his upper leg being cut off with a saw.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation

A new report from the Ombudsman highlighted case studies where Tusla failed to adequately investigate abuse allegations.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 17 July, 2017

'It's not fair to leave people in this pain': Westmeath woman waiting 2 years for surgery on chronic back ailment

Catherina Tobin has lost the power in one of her legs since being put on a surgery waiting list in May 2015.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Nurses trained in the US denied access to work in Irish hospitals - despite years of experience

Nursing staffing levels have fallen by more than 3,000 in the last 10 years and the HSE says it’s trying to increase the workforce by over 1,200 this year.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 13 July, 2017

In 2014, a case similar to Charlie Gard's came before the Irish High Court

The case centred on whether or not a baby who had a rare genetic condition should receive CPR or ventilation if their condition deteriorated.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'I had no idea that I could've gotten these injections': Home survivor told he was put on vaccine trial

Councillor Francis Timmons says that survivors deserve answers on vaccines trials at mother and baby homes.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 7 July, 2017

Why did it take five years for a controversial missing person case to be upgraded to murder?

The case of Pat Heeran, who disappeared in 2011, was raised in the Dáil last year as an example of alleged garda malpractice.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years Exclusive

Alleged victim claims she was told gardai ‘forgot’ to send file to DPP.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 30 June, 2017

House prices around the country are rising by €2,000 every month

In the last three months alone, house prices nationally have risen by over 4%, according to the latest figures from

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Dublin's chief fire officer says more resources needed to carry out inspections

Minister Housing Eoghan Murphy has said that there is no situation “directly comparable” to Grenfell in Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Central Bank employee being paid over €122,000 for staying away from work for four months

Gardening leave is paid when an employee is suspended from work, usually before taking a position with another company.

European Arrest Warrants issued for a number of on-the-run Kinahan cartel members

A number of leading members of the cartel are running scared.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 23 June, 2017

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?

It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'Don't open your door' - things have just gotten very, very real for illegal Irish in the US

Under Donald Trump’s presidency, US customs officials are directly targeting undocumented immigrants like Donegal man John Cunningham who seems set to be deported.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths

A new disabilities campaign launched yesterday will see increased efforts made to keep Dublin’s footpaths clear for those with disabilities.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 18 June, 2017

# midnight-must-read - Friday 16 June, 2017

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court Exclusive

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points

Some counties with the worst road fatality records in Ireland incur the least penalty points in the country.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 2 June, 2017

'I feel unsafe now I work alone': Inside the world of Ireland's sex workers

Buying sex is now illegal in Ireland – workers say they now feel scared and alone.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Man shot dead in Dublin was accused of 'burning out homes of Hutch family members'

Despite not being a known criminal, Keogh had been accused of targeting a number of innocent Hutch members on behalf of the cartel.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 29 May, 2017

In 2014, a quarter of all sick days at the National Museum were stress-related

The National Museum of Ireland has been accused of harbouring a culture of bullying and intimidation.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 26 May, 2017

Fake news, Facebook and Donald Trump: Why do just a quarter of Irish people trust the media?

Research has shown that public trust in the media is at a record low across the world.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 22 May, 2017

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 19 May, 2017

Air Corps controversy: Minister says reports on toxicity at Baldonnel 'can't be found'

At least six people are taking action against the State for alleged exposure to chemicals whilst in the Air Corps.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Missing garda station cash: Criminal probe expected to be launched into missing €12k

The money was noticed missing last month.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Two men suing State over Air Corps chemical exposure say they have developed cancer

The men are two of six alleging that exposure to chemicals has made them seriously ill.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 15 May, 2017

'Unbreakable' CCTV system destroyed by Dublin drug gang as cocaine consignment arrived

It’s going to cost Dublin City Council €50,000 to repair.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 12 May, 2017

A fountain is missing in Cork - and the hunt is on to find it

It’s not on the northside, anyway.

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