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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency

Mayo received over 10% of the total money awarded as part of the Clár funding scheme since 2016.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 13 September, 2019

Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court

Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'It's about freedom of expression': Inside the battle between planners and Irish street artists

Many have expressed frustration at the use of planning laws to remove street murals in recent weeks.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored OPW

Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored

The gates were taken down in August 2018 ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 6 September, 2019

'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.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

# midnight-must-read - Monday 26 August, 2019

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens

Facial recognition is highlighted a number of times across the circulars issued to civil servants on the PSC.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'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.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 23 August, 2019

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status

The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group

The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam Exclusive

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government

Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times Exclusive

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 29 July, 2019

Minister urges BusConnects 'rethink' and says 'alternative route must be found' in constituency

With BusConnects yet to progress to its next revised stage, public representatives have been having their say.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Hyde & Seek creche owner ordered to pay damages over standard of rental accommodation in 2013

Anne Davy featured in an RTÉ Investigates documentary into childcare this week.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Where in the country are the most personal injury claims awarded?

Most personal injury claims go through PIAB and it has released a geographical breakdown of the awards made last year.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Exclusive

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge

The reports for the various creches identified numerous non-compliance issues.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis' Exclusive

An outbreak of infection earlier this year saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 21 July, 2019

The Class of '16: The advisers from Enda Kenny's government, where are they now?

Most are still in politics but a significant number have made the jump to the corporate world.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Q&A: What does the controversial High Court decision on citizenship actually mean?

This week’s High Court decision came as a shock – so what does it all actually mean for citizenship?

# midnight-must-read - Friday 19 July, 2019

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

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

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Kevin Myers is suing the Sunday Business Post

The former Irish Times and Sunday Times columnist filed the case on Monday.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield Exclusive

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told TheJournal.ie that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 12 July, 2019

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 1 July, 2019

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.

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