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#Freedom of Information

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 8 September, 2019

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Friday 6 September, 2019

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

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 1 September, 2019

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 25 August, 2019

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

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

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 15 July, 2019

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 14 July, 2019

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

The office has received complaints about six films this year.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 5 July, 2019

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

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

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 24 June, 2019

'A massacre of nature': How members of the public alerted the government to out-of-season hedge cutting

A selection of complaints was released under the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted FOI

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted

Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 17 June, 2019

Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'

The new campaign ran for three weeks in April at a cost of more than €400,000.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 3 June, 2019

'The public has a right to know': Is Ireland's Freedom of Information Act facing an existential crisis?

Court rulings and a lack of resources could be undermining Ireland’s transparency laws.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 13 May, 2019

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan FOI

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan

Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers FOI

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official

The watch, believed to be worth close to €8,000, may be sold and the money used for charitable purposes.

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

A number of people wrote to Leo Varadkar during last month’s strike.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Gardaí fail to notify GSOC about more than half of taser discharges within required 48-hour period FOI

Gardaí fail to notify GSOC about more than half of taser discharges within required 48-hour period

The requirement was introduced by gardaí in 2010 to help GSOC gather evidence.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 14 January, 2019

Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears

The group intends to appeal this decision to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 7 January, 2019

Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device

Six people were caught cheating in their theory test by RSA officials between 2017 and 2018.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

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

# freedom-of-information - Monday 31 December, 2018

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year

Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 30 December, 2018

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018

Data released to TheJournal.ie showed the pass rates for each centre where a car tests was carried out this year.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 28 December, 2018

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum

This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences FOI

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 108,104.

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018

It was an eventful year for Irish forecasters – but the public weren’t always happy with their predictions.

Harassment and drink driving: 181 Irish people arrested by Greater Manchester Police this year FOI

Harassment and drink driving: 181 Irish people arrested by Greater Manchester Police this year

One Irish person was arrested for attempted murder over this period.

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