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# foi - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead
# Charlie Flanagan
# Charlie Flanagan

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 PM 47,686 Views 48 Comments

The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt
# Settling Up
# Settling Up

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

Dec 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 38,601 Views 69 Comments

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

# foi - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy
# By-election Controversy
# By-election Controversy

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Dec 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,995 Views 42 Comments

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

# foi - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Abysmal' forecasting and 'embarrassing' alerts: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2019
# Complaints
# Complaints

'Abysmal' forecasting and 'embarrassing' alerts: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2019

Dec 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 38,898 Views 62 Comments

Some people took offence that the North isn’t included in forecasts, while others hit out at the new website.

# foi - Sunday 15 December, 2019

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service
# Complaints
# Complaints

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service

Dec 15th 2019, 10:00 PM 54,745 Views 99 Comments

Viewers had issues watching the Rugby World Cup and other programmes.

# foi - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

Dec 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,617 Views 138 Comments

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# foi - Friday 6 December, 2019

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'
# FOI
# FOI

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'

Dec 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,289 Views 22 Comments

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

# foi - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:01 PM 4,634 Views 2 Comments

There are 35 investigation open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# foi - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding
# Digging A Hole
# Digging A Hole

Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding

Dec 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 55,220 Views 33 Comments

Solutions being put in place include a shallow trench and overflow pipe into the estuary.

# foi - Saturday 30 November, 2019

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban

Nov 30th 2019, 7:30 PM 21,330 Views 82 Comments

The sport sparked controversy following an RTÉ Investigates documentary in July.

# foi - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar
# Shannon
# Shannon

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,460 Views 18 Comments

The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar has been taken offline a number of times this year.

# foi - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
# Protest Camp
# Protest Camp

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'

Nov 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,155 Views 18 Comments

The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.

# foi - Monday 11 November, 2019

Met Éireann blames media for 'over-sensationalising' Storm Lorenzo after receiving complaints
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

Met Éireann blames media for 'over-sensationalising' Storm Lorenzo after receiving complaints

Nov 11th 2019, 5:23 PM 35,633 Views 55 Comments

Some people accused the national weather forecasting service of unnecessarily scaring the public.

# foi - Monday 4 November, 2019

Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Thanks To You
# Thanks To You

Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Nov 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 6,442 Views 5 Comments

Since April, we’ve published almost 50 articles which were funded directly by our readers.

# foi - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'
# Steven Anderson
# Steven Anderson

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 53,109 Views 144 Comments

Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.

# foi - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial
# Porn Block
# Porn Block

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Oct 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,359 Views 0 Comments

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

# foi - Friday 18 October, 2019

An Garda Síochána spent €14k on sandwich bags for members during US president's visit
# Trump Visit
# Trump Visit

An Garda Síochána spent €14k on sandwich bags for members during US president's visit

Oct 18th 2019, 10:05 PM 31,869 Views 90 Comments

That was part of the €107,625 catering payment to the Trump Doonbeg resort in west Clare.

# foi - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year
# FOI
# FOI

Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year

Oct 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,933 Views 37 Comments

This represents 0.04% of the number of people who travelled on the service that year.

# foi - Monday 14 October, 2019

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

Oct 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,675 Views 32 Comments

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

# foi - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Irish pronunciations and British royals cited as concerns during naming of 2019-20 winter storms
# Name Our Storms
# Name Our Storms

Irish pronunciations and British royals cited as concerns during naming of 2019-20 winter storms

Oct 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,860 Views 21 Comments

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how this year’s storms were named.

# foi - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign
# FOI
# FOI

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 59,528 Views 261 Comments

In August, the NTA launched a week-long public campaign to highlight experiences of racism.

# foi - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Sep 17th 2019, 12:46 PM 9,411 Views 22 Comments

Since April, we’ve undertaken more than twenty projects, ten of which were funded directly by our readers.

# foi - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising
# HIQA
# HIQA

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,407 Views 13 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# foi - Friday 6 September, 2019

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years
# Doneraile Park
# Doneraile Park

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years

Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 34,167 Views 55 Comments

The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’.

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Sep 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,416 Views 71 Comments

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

# foi - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail

Sep 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 89,340 Views 42 Comments

A new text alert system for complaining about anti-social behaviour on the service was launched this month.

# foi - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
# Foreign Objects
# Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,298 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# foi - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,412 Views 36 Comments

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 53,890 Views 46 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# foi - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,642 Views 23 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# foi - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision
# Boycott
# Boycott

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision

Aug 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,708 Views 67 Comments

RTÉ received dozens of emails in the days leading up to this year’s competition.

# foi - Friday 26 July, 2019

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Jul 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,891 Views 29 Comments

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

# foi - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers'
# Insurance Reform
# Insurance Reform

Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers'

Jul 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 15,656 Views 38 Comments

Minister Michael D’Arcy has held meetings with various parties over the issue of insurance in recent months.

# foi - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case
# Maria Bailey
# Maria Bailey

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

Jul 20th 2019, 10:00 PM 70,894 Views 89 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

# foi - Friday 19 July, 2019

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

Jul 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,059 Views 85 Comments

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

# foi - Monday 15 July, 2019

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016
# Dead Meat
# Dead Meat

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016

Jul 15th 2019, 8:32 PM 19,173 Views 25 Comments

The meat was seized after failing to meet standards for import into Ireland.

# foi - Sunday 14 July, 2019

'I will never trust you again': Complaints to IFCO reveal dissatisfaction over Irish film classifications
# Under Rated
# Under Rated

'I will never trust you again': Complaints to IFCO reveal dissatisfaction over Irish film classifications

Jul 14th 2019, 10:00 PM 35,299 Views 28 Comments

The office has received complaints about six films this year.

# foi - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day
# Farmleigh House
# Farmleigh House

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

Jul 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,617 Views 4 Comments

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

# foi - Friday 5 July, 2019

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Investigation
# Investigation

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Jul 5th 2019, 3:53 PM 11,138 Views 29 Comments

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'
# Mortuary Controversy
# Mortuary Controversy

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'

Jul 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,686 Views 19 Comments

Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.