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Thursday 5 May, 2022

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,695 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

Thursday 7 April, 2022

Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park poses 'serious health and safety risk' to public, documents show
# Office Of Public Works
# Office Of Public Works

Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park poses 'serious health and safety risk' to public, documents show

Apr 7th 2022, 5:06 PM 43,843 Views 5 Comments

Internal records detail how the site has been in a state of “ongoing disrepair” and dogged by issues with intruders, security and vandalism.

Tuesday 1 March, 2022

High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said
# Courts
# Courts

High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said

Mar 1st 2022, 6:00 AM 19,524 Views 8 Comments

There was an “implicit criticism” of the government and Áras an Uachtaráin in the comments, senior officials noted.

Sunday 6 February, 2022

Policy needed to focus on customer response rather than train rescues, Irish Rail report says
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Policy needed to focus on customer response rather than train rescues, Irish Rail report says

Feb 6th 2022, 1:41 PM 22,500 Views 23 Comments

Two engine failures caused major delays on an inter-city service last year.

Thursday 3 February, 2022

Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post

Feb 3rd 2022, 2:55 PM 50,025 Views 29 Comments

The saga began when MacSharry tried to circulate a report on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health last July.

Monday 24 January, 2022

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done
# Mayo County Council
# Mayo County Council

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done

Jan 24th 2022, 5:44 PM 22,858 Views 12 Comments

Mayo County Council had been awarded significant funding for tourism and amenity projects.

Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Minister warned of 'serious risk of loss of life' at Cork halting site due to safety issues
# Spring Lane
# Spring Lane

Minister warned of 'serious risk of loss of life' at Cork halting site due to safety issues

Dec 28th 2021, 6:00 PM 33,079 Views 0 Comments

The Spring Lane site had been the subject of a scathing report from the Ombudsman for Children early last summer.

Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media
# Disciplined
# Disciplined

Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media

Dec 15th 2021, 8:23 PM 50,602 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have in recent years been hit by controversy relating to the sharing of sensitive material.

Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Tusla staff report having more time for face to face work in aftermath of HSE cyberattack
# Tusla
# Tusla

Tusla staff report having more time for face to face work in aftermath of HSE cyberattack

Oct 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,570 Views 0 Comments

Internal records detail how some employees reported being less burdened with emails.

Sunday 3 October, 2021

Met Éireann objected to Dave over Diarmuid as part of storm names poll
# Storm Names
# Storm Names

Met Éireann objected to Dave over Diarmuid as part of storm names poll

Oct 3rd 2021, 3:20 PM 43,752 Views 35 Comments

Internal records detail how there was healthy debate over what names to include.

Tuesday 14 September, 2021

More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years
# Weedkiller
# Weedkiller

More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years

Sep 14th 2021, 4:33 PM 40,321 Views 53 Comments

The continued use of glyphosate products has been controversial as a result of lawsuits in the United States relating to its cancer-causing risk.

Sunday 29 August, 2021

Coombe Hospital asks HSE to replace 50-year-old lifts due to mysterious heavy smoke
# Coombe Hospital
# Coombe Hospital

Coombe Hospital asks HSE to replace 50-year-old lifts due to mysterious heavy smoke

Aug 29th 2021, 4:05 PM 25,235 Views 35 Comments

The source of the smoke could not be found.

Thursday 19 August, 2021

Dog fouling drops over 50% in Galway after spray paint trial
# Dog Fouling
# Dog Fouling

Dog fouling drops over 50% in Galway after spray paint trial

Aug 19th 2021, 9:59 AM 77,824 Views 26 Comments

Volunteers sprayed dog excrement in pink paint to highlight the issue.

Sunday 15 August, 2021

Council hits back at damning report from Children's Ombudsman on Cork halting site
# Cork
# Cork

Council hits back at damning report from Children's Ombudsman on Cork halting site

Aug 15th 2021, 4:26 PM 36,386 Views 0 Comments

The council said some of the findings were “unsatisfactory and unhelpful”.

Friday 6 August, 2021

Tourism Ireland spent almost €50,000 on Assassin's Creed marketing campaign
# Wrath Of The Druids
# Wrath Of The Druids

Tourism Ireland spent almost €50,000 on Assassin's Creed marketing campaign

Aug 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 65,972 Views 36 Comments

Twitch influencers were briefed on Irish history for when they were live-streaming the game.

Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks

Jul 28th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,244 Views 30 Comments

Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.

Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints

Jul 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,180 Views 13 Comments

An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.

Monday 12 July, 2021

Met Éireann staff advised to say Irish summers could get drier due to climate change
# Weather Pain
# Weather Pain

Met Éireann staff advised to say Irish summers could get drier due to climate change

Jul 12th 2021, 1:08 PM 31,835 Views 35 Comments

The latest projections suggested there might be fewer storms – but that the ones that do come would be worse.

Sunday 11 July, 2021

Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings
# Anti-lockdown Protests
# Anti-lockdown Protests

Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings

Jul 11th 2021, 1:37 PM 26,531 Views 73 Comments

Leo Varadkar sent letters to Facebook, Twitter, Google, and TikTok following violent protests in Dublin.

Thursday 10 June, 2021

An Garda Síochána pays Revenue €270,000 to settle VAT bill for Templemore restaurant and shop
# Tax
# Tax

An Garda Síochána pays Revenue €270,000 to settle VAT bill for Templemore restaurant and shop

Jun 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,141 Views 27 Comments

Confusion had arisen over how goods sold at the restaurant and shop in Templemore should be charged for VAT, according to the report.

Monday 7 June, 2021

Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony

Jun 7th 2021, 6:26 PM 18,855 Views 11 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner raised concerns about the handling of survivor testimony and delays in responding to queries.

Sunday 6 June, 2021

Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago
# Dublin
# Dublin

Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago

Jun 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 56,279 Views 31 Comments

Though commercial property prices have generally risen since then, the council says the condition of the property has deteriorated.

Sunday 18 April, 2021

Kilkenny County Council paid phone bills of former employees for years, according to internal audits
# Kilkenny County Council
# Kilkenny County Council

Kilkenny County Council paid phone bills of former employees for years, according to internal audits

Apr 18th 2021, 4:17 PM 55,227 Views 39 Comments

Audits also found that staff had not been logging absences and had not kept logs of what cars employees were driving.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog
# Firearms
# Firearms

Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog

Apr 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,713 Views 0 Comments

A log of one incident in Cork in August said the person had injuries to their hands, arm, and face that had been self-inflicted.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit

Apr 6th 2021, 9:19 AM 38,927 Views 51 Comments

The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.

Monday 15 March, 2021

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
# Asylum
# Asylum

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years

Mar 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,503 Views 32 Comments

Figures from the Department of Justice show 601 people were deported between 2018 and 2020.

Thursday 4 March, 2021

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time

Mar 4th 2021, 3:43 PM 43,703 Views 39 Comments

The report says the health of officers and the public were placed at “significant risk” due to the amount of hours worked by some gardaí.

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'
# Glengarriff
# Glengarriff

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 39,278 Views 17 Comments

The project started afresh with a different sculptor but “artistic differences” have arisen.

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach

Jan 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,126 Views 17 Comments

The letters were sent following the news about a Bill allowing the transfer of 60,000 records to Tusla.

Sunday 27 December, 2020

Cost breakdown on NAMA Commission shows legal fees topped 800k over three years
# NAMA
# NAMA

Cost breakdown on NAMA Commission shows legal fees topped 800k over three years

Dec 27th 2020, 3:20 PM 11,309 Views 20 Comments

The entire commission has cost almost €3 million since it was first established in 2017

Thursday 5 November, 2020

Developers who demolished O'Rahilly House insisted it happened 'in accordance with all applicable laws'
# O'rahilly House
# O'rahilly House

Developers who demolished O'Rahilly House insisted it happened 'in accordance with all applicable laws'

Nov 5th 2020, 3:00 PM 23,860 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to correspondence between the developers and Dublin City Council.

Friday 11 September, 2020

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre
# Skellig Star
# Skellig Star

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,544 Views 7 Comments

The Skellig Star Hotel was at the centre of a media storm earlier this year after an outbreak of Covid-19 among residents.

Friday 4 September, 2020

Revenue commissioners bracing for rise in tax claims and disputes over working-from-home expenses
# Tax Returns
# Tax Returns

Revenue commissioners bracing for rise in tax claims and disputes over working-from-home expenses

Sep 4th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,341 Views 40 Comments

Internal email show concerns over communications of expense entitlements among the public.

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year
# Assault
# Assault

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,592 Views 15 Comments

The log includes several near misses, a brawl with ‘quite a bit of blood’, and theft on trains and at stations.

Monday 24 August, 2020

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19

Aug 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,710 Views 23 Comments

That’s according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Saturday 1 August, 2020

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years
# Garda Convictions
# Garda Convictions

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years

Aug 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 41,436 Views 47 Comments

The convictions cover drink driving, misuse of drugs, sexual crime, and an offence under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act.

Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Significant variations' in death rates across Dublin attributed to outbreaks in residential care settings
# Covid19
# Covid19

Significant variations' in death rates across Dublin attributed to outbreaks in residential care settings

Jul 22nd 2020, 6:20 AM 18,434 Views 7 Comments

The HSE said significant variations in the figures were often driven by serious outbreaks in a nursing home or residential care settings.

Monday 20 July, 2020

Revenue staff were warned not to use Zoom over fears taxpayer information would be harvested
# FOI
# FOI

Revenue staff were warned not to use Zoom over fears taxpayer information would be harvested

Jul 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,530 Views 6 Comments

IT staff in Revenue working on an advisory for employees developed a watch-list on reasons not to use Zoom.

Saturday 30 May, 2020

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,312 Views 19 Comments

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

Monday 9 March, 2020

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019
# Deportation
# Deportation

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019

Mar 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 43,773 Views 22 Comments

In 2019, 293 people were deported from Ireland.