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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 16 July, 2018

#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000

There are around 3,000 school secretaries in Ireland – most of whom are in precarious employment.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 13 July, 2018

Clontarf Hospital lost 26% of its staff in just two years Exclusive

Clontarf Hospital lost 41 staff between 2016 and 2017.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Boy jailed for 12 months as Dublin cyclists blighted by canals menace

A judge told the Children’s Court that the jailed teen’s criminality was of an “almost unimaginable” level.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit

A new report says that ‘time is running out’ to sort out what the security relationship between the two entities will be after March 2019.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 9 July, 2018

Gardaí believe a Dublin tanning bed salon is being used to wash heroin money

Gardaí, Revenue and CAB are aware of the premises.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Boojum says it will stop deducting till shortages from staff's tips but 'may deduct from wages'

Mexican burrito bar Boojum has admitted to previously using staff tips to make up for shortages in the till.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'I reported the teacher who abused me but he was left teaching for three years afterwards'

Damian O’Farrell was married with children when he learned that the man who repeatedly abused him when he was 12 was still teaching children.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good' Exclusive

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Engineers say damage to cracking staircase in Dublin council block was painted over

Extensive scaffolding was installed in the staircase last week after it moved and cracked.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 30 June, 2018

What the Disclosures Tribunal heard: A definitive timeline of the Maurice McCabe story

The Tribunal heard almost 100 days of evidence, and this timeline covers how this debacle developed over more than a decade.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 29 June, 2018

A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission

Rental adverts for Larkfield House, which were placed without naming the building, have appeared online in recent weeks. The building was constructed without planning permission.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years

Assaults on nursing staff made up the vast majority of these, accounting for 70% with 6,964 assaults.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'So many lies': Mr Justice Charleton left with plenty to mull over as Tribunal winds up

The Tribunal won’t be going to the High Court over privilege, paving the way for the closing of proceedings.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 21 June, 2018

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison

Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Gardaí still struggling to figure out motive for machete killing of Mikolaj Wilk

Father-of-two Mikolaj Wilk was murdered in Ballincollig, Co Cork earlier this month.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 18 June, 2018

North Wicklow gardaí probe operations of senior gang members as tensions escalate

Gardaí will continue to disrupt the drug gangs operating in the area.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From shootin' to Putin: Here's's bluffer's guide to World Cup 2018

The tournament kicks off in Russia later today.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 11 June, 2018

'I'd a wife and two kids. Everything looked perfect to the outside world. It wasn't. I was addicted to cocaine'

A middle-class family brought to the brink by a father’s cocaine use speak about an addiction that cross all demographics.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Abused by three men from the age of six: 'I shut down. All I know is I was crying for my mother'

John Allen first reported the abuse almost 20 years ago but feels he may need to take his case to Europe to get justice.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 8 June, 2018

'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people

This week Edmund Honohan again highlighted the need for a legal aid system in repossession cases.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Bray people left stunned by shooting: 'It's a huge shock for it to happen here in what is a lovely scenic town'

Three men were shot on Tuesday, one fatally, in an early morning attack at Bray Boxing Club.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Abused aged 8: 'School was about survival, I'd be looking at the teacher thinking 'just stay away''

Christopher Rainbow was abused by his teacher when he was just 8-years-old, he spent his life trying to forget about it until a knock came on his door 10 years ago.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit

There are fears that the cuts will create a more dangerous work environment for officers.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived

Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I surpass any requirements for a passport' - Mother faces being split from children in citizenship wrangle

Megan Crowley lives in Belfast and has two young daughters.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Abductor and murderer: Gardaí trying to unravel the mystery left by Mark Hennessy

Jastine Valdez was found dead a short drive from where she was abducted.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Landslide: two exit polls predict Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Voting has finished and counting will begin at 9am tomorrow morning.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 25 May, 2018

It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours

The chair of the Referendum Commission is urging people to “use your vote” today.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 24 May, 2018

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote From Kenya To Kerry This post contains videos

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote

Thousands of Irish people are coming #HomeToVote in tomorrow’s referendum.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Gardaí investigate whether friend of Mark Hennessy saw suspected killer hours before he was shot dead

Gardaí are attempting to trace every movement between Saturday afternoon and his death on Sunday.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas

The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 21 May, 2018

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?

It’s not looking as bad as it did for Martin Callinan, but he still has questions to answer this week at Dublin Castle.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 18 May, 2018

Man goes on burglary rampage - targets six places in 12 hours - gets just €200 and is arrested

The man was arrested by gardaí in follow-up searches.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 17 May, 2018

How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe?

It has been compared to the UK, but how does it stack up to other countries?

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges

€177 million was provided to Irish Water last year to refund to some 995,000 domestic customers, that included €5 million in administration costs.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 14 May, 2018

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

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