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# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

# 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

# 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”.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child

The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

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

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?

Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.

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

'Ireland's nursing crisis could be eclipsed if US nurses weren't being denied access to work here'

US nurses who are being denied access to work here can’t find the adaptation courses they’re being told to take.

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

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Hospitals, schools, jobs? Why the government's 'end goal' is for every adult to have a Public Services Card

Stories of people denied services for not having the Public Services Card have made the news. Here’s what you need to know about it.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres

St Kevin’s in Laragh still has to contend with internet speeds of 5mb.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Cystic Fibrosis This post contains videos

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Exclusive

HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 25 August, 2017

'My mother doesn't sleep': No operation in sight for woman who has already waited two years for surgery

Catherina Tobin says she is being discriminated against by the government because she’s a public patient without health insurance.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'I don't see my child as a beggar': Mother questions why son with Down Syndrome has to get a PSC

Dublin woman Carol Brady says the decision on whether or not to get a card is not one her son should have been expected to make.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

The number of rental properties in Ireland is at its lowest in recorded history

The latest Daft.ie quarterly rental report makes for grim reading for renters around the country.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?

New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 19 August, 2017

British spies are keeping tabs on potential extremists in Ireland

It is understood that they are operating in at least two Irish cities.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 18 August, 2017

'Amazing things happen in this community. Ballymun is about the people not the crime'

Locals are fighting back against a negative reputation which they say is unfair.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Clamping complaints: No 10 minutes grace, app issues and clamped while delivering to charity shop

In two cases, people claimed that they were clamped because the Parking Tag app allowed them to pay for parking in an area that became a clearway.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'People throw bananas at you or tell you to go back to your country just for asking to see a ticket'

At the launch of a new anti-racism campaign on the transport network, we caught up with workers who described the abuse they’ve received.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass

A passerby stopped with the woman and had to pay the fine.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Locals angered after teenagers leave tents, faeces and used condoms in park after 'festival'

“When we started to walk down into it, we began to see human waste scattered around the dunes.”

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings

The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'Goodwill' refunds issued after complaints over 'unfair' clamping

These are just some of the recurring complaints that Dublin City Council receive about clamping.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 4 August, 2017

FactCheck: Do 70% of Irish people see themselves as middle class?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the claim while speaking to Vincent Browne.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

A town in Leitrim wants you to go live there

‘It’s a very special, beautiful place.’

# midnight-must-read - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 30 July, 2017

'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'

A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 28 July, 2017

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Exclusive

Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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 - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Supermarkets as far south as Dublin are being cleared out of water as shortage enters sixth day

Retailers are struggling to keep up with demand.

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