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Monday 9 September, 2019

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'
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# Slip And Sue

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'

Sep 9th 2019, 12:01 AM 51,372 Views 57 Comments

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

Friday 19 July, 2019

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction
# Hooked
# Hooked

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction

Jul 19th 2019, 12:10 AM 20,290 Views 14 Comments

As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry
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# One Armed Bandits

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Jul 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,317 Views 34 Comments

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules
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# Short-term Lets

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Jun 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,028 Views 66 Comments

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

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Monday 3 June, 2019

The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?'
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# Price Of Beauty

The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?'

Jun 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 64,061 Views 18 Comments

Demand for lip and facial fillers is booming across Ireland, fuelling concerns about rogue operators in the unregulated beauty industry.

Sunday 19 May, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
# Breach
# Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,878 Views 26 Comments

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

Saturday 11 May, 2019

Sink or Swim: Inside the battle over access to the historic Clontarf Baths
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Sink or Swim: Inside the battle over access to the historic Clontarf Baths

May 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,007 Views 37 Comments

Locals hoped a redevelopment would return the pool to public use after decades of disrepair.

Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week

Apr 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,780 Views 25 Comments

Several potentially serious incidents have been reported since the Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last year.

Friday 19 April, 2019

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'

Apr 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,325 Views 21 Comments

A family’s address can decide whether their children get quick access to services like speech therapy – or flounder on waiting lists.

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Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Protecting the protectors: Inside the Defence Forces' year-long mental health care crisis
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# Investigation

Protecting the protectors: Inside the Defence Forces' year-long mental health care crisis

Apr 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,111 Views 5 Comments

The military has been without an in-house psychiatrist since May and an appointment is unlikely to be made until nearly 2020.

Saturday 23 March, 2019

Gardaí called in after €3,000 stolen from the Dept of Children's coffee 'honesty box'
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# Nespresso Bandit

Gardaí called in after €3,000 stolen from the Dept of Children's coffee 'honesty box'

Mar 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,219 Views 40 Comments

The culprit has yet to be found and no one has been disciplined over the incident.

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free
# Investigation
# Investigation

How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free

Mar 19th 2019, 12:10 AM 59,835 Views 78 Comments

Medical giant Abbott has deployed a complex network of offshore companies to legally shelter profits from tax officials.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction

Mar 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,905 Views 0 Comments

The bank was criticised for using private security agents to forcibly remove three siblings from their Roscommon home.

Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise

Mar 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,819 Views 46 Comments

The National Broadband Plan was due to be finished next year – but work is yet to even start.

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Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Government official says RTÉ may need 'radical re-thinking' - not more public funding
# Newsflash
# Newsflash

Government official says RTÉ may need 'radical re-thinking' - not more public funding

Mar 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 40,328 Views 108 Comments

The State broadcaster had around 100 fewer staff opt for redundancies that it hoped.

Friday 1 March, 2019

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches

Mar 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 18,476 Views 19 Comments

The Data Protection Commission previously uncovered a string of failings at the State agency.

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Ireland's 'fragile' budget faces years back in the red with a no-deal Brexit
# Red Lines
# Red Lines

Ireland's 'fragile' budget faces years back in the red with a no-deal Brexit

Feb 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,530 Views 60 Comments

The Parliamentary Budget Office issued a stark warning on the impact of a hard Brexit on the public purse.

Saturday 23 February, 2019

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?

Feb 23rd 2019, 10:00 PM 22,541 Views 37 Comments

Seven years after it was announced, there’s still little clarity on the cost – or the size – of the long-awaited rural broadband network.

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

RTÉ says it could benefit from other TV channels 'going dark' with a no-deal Brexit
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# Brexit

RTÉ says it could benefit from other TV channels 'going dark' with a no-deal Brexit

Feb 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 43,442 Views 48 Comments

But the State broadcaster still expects its ‘precarious’ financial state to suffer further if the UK crashes out of the EU.