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# midnight-must-read - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'This is getting serious again': New restrictions now in effect as Dublin moves to Level 3

Business expressed their frustration at the measures for Dublin last night as the Covid-19 figures painted a stark picture.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 18 September, 2020

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 31 August, 2020

'There's a risk of being penny-wise but pound-foolish': Here's why employers are so concerned about the new wage subsidy scheme

Some businesses could see the money provided to subsidise wages halve.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 28 August, 2020

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that wearing a mask causes people to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'The elephant in the sitting room': Long-awaited report on injury payouts could have 'dramatic' effect on premiums

The Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee is expected to publish its guidelines in October.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Explainer: What's the latest advice about Covid-19 symptoms and when should you seek a test?

Hrere’s another look at Ireland’s testing system and how it works.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown

Correspondence sent to Varadkar shows how the public reacted to the crisis in its initial weeks.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 17 August, 2020

HSE seeks new deal with private hospitals to support public system through 'enduring impact of Covid-19'

A panel of private providers will be made so that the HSE can utilise them when they’re needed.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 13 August, 2020

'Bang bang, you're dead': What the court heard about witness intimidation and interference in the Aaron Brady trial

The judge described a video shared on social media as a ‘deliberate’ attempt to intimidate witnesses.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 9 August, 2020

'There are people working in their bedrooms keeping the banking system going and this is their reward'

Bank of Ireland redundancies ‘surprised’ the general secretary of the Financial Services Union.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 3 August, 2020

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks Hsa

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks

Covid-19 inspectors from the HSA have inspected over 1,500 workplaces since mid-June.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Locals oppose co-living development in Dublin's north inner city as government review 'probably' ready in September

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said the review into co-living “won’t go on forever”.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Opinion: The Supreme Court's ruling on the government's climate plan is a watershed moment

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the Supreme Court’s ruling has major implications for environmental policy and the court.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Parents of Nora Quoirin initiate legal proceedings against Facebook over social media posts related to daughter's disappearance

It’s understood the case relates to posts made by an individual on Facebook about the Nora Quoirin case.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 26 July, 2020

FactCheck: Will children be taught how to masturbate as part of their education from September?

The claim had been made by social media users.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules

As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Covid-19 puts brakes on expansion of 24-hour bus services in Dublin city

The National Transport Authority has said additional PSO funding will be needed this year to continue delivering the existing level of services.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 3 July, 2020

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

Central Bank: Early signs of recovery are visible but Ireland's economic future remains uncertain

Real-time economic data suggests the worst of the decline was experienced in April.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Over 100 days on from shutting their doors, just under half of Ireland's pubs are geared up for re-opening

In Dublin, vintners estimate around 50-60% of pubs will re-open from Monday. For the rest of that country, that number is closer to 40%.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map

The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 20 June, 2020

A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat

On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Ireland had won a two-year stint on the UN Security Council.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 19 June, 2020

'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays

Some drivers can’t get NCT appointments before their taxi licence expires.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'There's a lack of understanding of the business': Pubs frustrated by late timing of re-opening guidelines

New guidance on the re-opening of pubs was published by Fáilte Ireland last night.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 15 June, 2020

'The stress is real. And growing': Wage subsidy recipients with mortgage approval uncertain if they can buy home

Some applicants have been told by their bank they can’t draw down their mortgage if they’re in receipt of the wage subsidy scheme.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Timeline: The key dates in Ireland's initial response to the global Covid-19 pandemic

We take a look at the events leading up to the decision to bring in Ireland’s first major coronavirus measures.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 8 June, 2020

National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July

The managing director of Irish Water said it is time to “get serious” about this issue.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'What was all our hard work for?': Couple have mortgage approval pulled because one is on wage subsidy scheme

Labour’s Ged Nash says the Minister for Finance must urgently raise the issue with the main banks.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Q&A: How the extended pandemic payment schemes will work

The schemes will last throughout the summer into August. Here’s what it all means.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 5 June, 2020

Airbnb plans to cut 35% of its Dublin workforce with around 190 jobs to go

Employees are being consulted as part of the redundancy process.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'It wouldn't be a failure': Why there may be more clusters as Ireland re-opens and the plan to manage them

Dr Tony Holohan said this week we’re “better placed” now to deal with an outbreak or cluster now than we may have been in February.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says

The Minister for Housing said co-living developments would “play an important role in catering for the diverse needs of the overall population”.

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

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