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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Today’s News

There is more than one apology due over the abysmal Kerry Babies saga

But one is all we’re likely to get.

# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

Drug units targeting Hutch gang unable to conduct searches as gardaí can't claim 2 hours overtime

The overtime cuts are affecting policing in the north inner city.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 15 January, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 14 January, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin

The gangs have been robbing homes and cars for over a decade.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Maurice McCabe and Nóirín O'Sullivan: How counsel got it so wrong in 'despicable' email

The Disclosures Tribunal delved deep into Bailieboro and the O’Higgins Commission yesterday.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 8 January, 2018

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints

Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Driver refunded after claiming clampers waited for grace period to expire in 'ambush type exercise'

Questions around the ten minute grace period not being fairly given made up a number of the complaints about clamping last year.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 5 January, 2018

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities' Exclusive

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Dundalk stabbing: Egyptian teenager spoke to gardaí about asylum days before attack

A young Japanese man was killed and two other men injured yesterday morning.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

'Don't go if you feel unsafe': Group of young men behind taxi driver attacks in west Dublin

There have been a number of incidents in the area in recent weeks involving taxi drivers.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Did Martin Callinan order a smear campaign on McCabe? And did Nóirín O'Sullivan know about it?

The Disclosures Tribunal will have some very notable witnesses this month.

The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists

With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'It seems a bit like a trap to me': Drivers frustrated over lack of signs after being clamped

One driver who was refunded the clamping fee said a garda told them it was ‘immoral’ as there was not sufficient markings.

Plan for 1,100 social and affordable houses on land bank in Blanchardstown called 'half-baked'

But could it be an answer to the housing crisis?

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

'As long as there is work to do we'll continue it': The lead detective searching for the remains of The Disappeared

Geoff Knupfer has a unique role. He can’t make arrests, but concentrates solely on finding bodies.

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

'Dramatic' warnings, contradictory forecasts and irritating ads: Complaints sent to Met Éireann

Some people took offence to the language forecasters use and even their voices.

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

'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day

We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.

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

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 22 December, 2017

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.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 21 December, 2017

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?

It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?

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

Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country

Rent rates in Limerick city rose by over 19% when compared to this time last year.

'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas

The Crumlishs are one of thousands of homeowners affected by defective blocks in Co Donegal.

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

'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions

The new owners of the Leeside Apartments say they’re set to substantially refurbish the apartment block.

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

Rents for homes close to new Luas cross-city stops rise by 21%

Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay the most on average.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Senior Kinahan gang member dodged hit in Spain as he was cycling with his son

The Hutch gang has managed to get a foothold in Malaga – a previous Kinahan stronghold.

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

Parking complaints: Driver refunded after claiming clampers took photo of wrong street sign

Another driver said that the wrong car was de-clamped after they paid the de-clamp fee.

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

Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug

Almost 20,000 potential life years were lost in 2015 alone.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity

Ireland’s immigration authorities face difficulties processing migrants because of handwritten passports and translation gaps.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 4 December, 2017

'I want accountability' - Man has personal data stolen from car of Social Protection employee

The file of local man John Cash was contained in a briefcase stolen from a car park in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 2014.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 3 December, 2017

HSE warns that elements of Scientology detox have 'no basis' in scientific fact

The purification rundown costs €1500.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Surgeon says vaginal mesh patients' complications were 'ignored' by doctors

Just this week a leaked report from the UK’s health watchdog recommended banning one of these surgeries.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 1 December, 2017

Kinahan cartel under surveillance in Dubai after senior member met Italian mafia boss there

A main cocaine supplier to the gang was arrested last month, curtailing access to the drug.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home

Karl O’Doherty had been advised by the Master of the High Court to write to Leo Varadkar.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Politicians warned 'the door will be shut in their faces' if there's a Christmas election

Canvassers out over the weekend were given a stern message by voters.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 27 November, 2017

Long-delayed laws could restrict gambling advertising. So why do bookies want it?

The Gambling Control Bill has been gathering dust in Leinster House for almost five years, but all sides say it’s needed now.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

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