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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct Exclusive

The number of official complaints received by universities in recent years “cannot paint the full picture”, activists say.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 15 February, 2019

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Michael Shine spoke very, very softly and referred to me as a nice boy most of the time'

Shine was yesterday found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over a period of three decades.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE

The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted at the start of the year that he is concerned about potential interference.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 2 February, 2019

What will a no-deal Brexit mean for Ireland?

This seems as a good time as any to talk about this.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Revenue not planning for customs posts but says it is ready for no-deal Brexit

Revenue has scaled up its Customs IT systems to handle the increased transaction levels.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Irish farmers 'could be given licences to grow cannabis in the future'

The Department of Health said it may review its policy given its difficulty in sourcing cannabis product.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 21 January, 2019

Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72

Chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety are just some of the conditions the whistleblower has been living with for over a decade.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants in Ireland were in 2018

In all, the FSAI issued over 100 enforcement orders last year.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 19 January, 2019

A look inside the angry, fractured world of Ireland's 'yellow vests'

The movement – inspired by the French gilets jaunes – has had a shaky start.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 18 January, 2019

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike

Budget 2019 reversed a VAT reduction during the recession, but some businesses say it will hit them very hard.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Garda top brass concerned they're in firing line after assistant commissioner's suspension

An assistant commissioner has been suspended from duty.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises Exclusive

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Senior doctor warned Harris of 'dangerous' delays due to surge in demand for free smear rechecks

The letter says that there had been a delayed diagnosis after the results of a smear test taken in June were received in October.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 5 January, 2019

'We can't eat our way out of the problem': Irish sheep farmers struggle to prepare for Brexit

“It’s like survival of the fittest, the lion that thins the pack of wildebeests. And Brexit is the lion.”

Almost 10,000 Help-to-Buy claims processed since scheme began... but it could face the axe next year

The government has consistently faced criticism that the scheme has actually helped to increase house prices.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Many of the changes kick in today, and here’s how it will affect you.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 31 December, 2018

Murder convictions and a cartel close to collapse: How gardaí pummeled the Kinahan gang in 2018

Eighteen people have lost their lives in the feud.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 27 December, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Fitting all of 2018’s events into an episode of Reeling in the Years? Its producer on how they made iconic show

John O’Regan speaks to TheJournal.ie about the process that went into making the show, and its enduring appeal among the Irish public.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 24 December, 2018

Murder, assault and drug offences: Over 1,200 Irish people arrested by Met Police this year FOI

Murder, assault and drug offences: Over 1,200 Irish people arrested by Met Police this year

A total of 145 Irish people were arrested by Met Police for common assault.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 23 December, 2018

A Brexit bind: Here are the reasons why we haven't had a deal yet

There’s a Brexit deal on the table, but it looks increasingly unlikely that it will get through the House of Commons.

'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Exclusive

The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 21 December, 2018

People told to report illegal use of drones amid concerns Irish airport could be hit like Gatwick

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and more than 100,000 passengers affected.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Monday 17 December, 2018

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Taoiseach's department has spent nearly €500k on video production since Varadkar took office

Videos produced for the Project Ireland 2040 plan cost just under €150,000 alone.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says

A total of 99 objections were lodged against Merchant Quay Ireland’s plans for the centre.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

At least 15 chemsex drug overdoses in Irish hospitals as over 100 seek detox treatment Exclusive

Over 100 people have attended hospital for GHB detoxification programmes.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Gardaí on alert as Kinahan target released from prison

The man is expected to leave the jurisdiction in the coming weeks.

Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company'

The ESRI has been looking at the impact Budget 2019 will have.

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

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