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Dublin: 10 °C Sunday 18 November, 2018

#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Around 1,300 Dublin property owners to get average of €25k compensation over Bus Connects plan

The cost of continuous bus routes linking areas of Dublin with the city will likely stretch into billions of euro.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Number of planes carrying weapons to Shannon this year already surpasses 2017 figures

So far, 423 planes carrying munitions of war have landed in Shannon Airport this year, and 16 landed in Dublin Airport.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 10 November, 2018

# midnight-must-read - Friday 9 November, 2018

Gardaí advised 'not to pursue' quad bikes due to safety concerns

Children as young as eight have been spotted driving the vehicles.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Virgin Media files cases against fishermen in High Court alleging damage to its underwater cables

It’s understood the company is seeking a six figure sum from at least one of the trawlers.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 5 November, 2018

Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year

From 12 November 2019, ads for alcohol in the cinema will also be banned except for over 18s movies.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 3 November, 2018

'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years

Despite large scale successes, low level dealers are acting “with impunity”.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 1 November, 2018

South Dublin pharmacist arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal prescription drugs trade Exclusive

The pharmacist was arrested in August.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light

The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Dublin's gun crime: '€500 for one that shoots or you can rent one that doesn't for €200'

There has been a sharp increase in the number of people using this service, according to security sources and local representatives.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 26 October, 2018

Using phones instead of physical Leap Cards part of NTA's plans to shake up commuter travel Exclusive

The provision of a new digital card is included in a fresh contract notice issued by the National Transport Authority.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

New BusConnects plan won't be published until 'sometime' next year

The NTA has said that it can’t indicate when a new plan will be published due to the level of submissions – over 30,000.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

New figures show 134 children have been deported from Ireland since 2013

The Department of Justice has revealed 134 minors have been deported in the past five years.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 22 October, 2018

Bus Éireann charges almost double what NI company does for the exact same Dublin-Belfast service

Translink and Bus Éireann both share operations of the Dublin to Belfast X1 and X2A bus service.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 19 October, 2018

Drug dealing criminals using bookmakers' online accounts to stash money

The practice is particularly prevalent in Irish prisons.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment

We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 15 October, 2018

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Visually impaired couple who work in city say BusConnects will have 'devastating effect' Exclusive

Politicians from across Dublin have been conveying the concerns of constituents over the BusConnects plan in recent months.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 12 October, 2018

Taylor torn down and Callinan undone: Judge Charleton's forensic analysis on a national scandal

The no-nonsense Supreme Court judge has delivered a typically no-nonsense, thorough report.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'It's a stark reality': Vast majority of women in Ireland feel vulnerable because of their gender

A new study found that most women don’t feel safe taking the bus.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna

A funeral Mass was held yesterday for Emma Mhic Mhathúna in Séipéal na Carraige, the church where she was a Eucharistic minister.

Budget 2019: Here's what measures kick in today

There’s a number of immediate changes after yesterday’s budget.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money

The woman is regularly seen in the company of Irish and international celebrities.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 5 October, 2018

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review

Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Council to spend nearly €3 million on fanzones for four Euro 2020 games to be played in Dublin

The quadrennial UEFA football showcase is bringing three group matches and a round-of-16 knockout tie to Dublin in June 2020.

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

Old wounds, new problems: A drive along the Irish border before Brexit

Before Brexit negotiations come to an end, asked communities along the border what they thought would happen.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 28 September, 2018

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

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

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month

Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.

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

Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Arlene Foster due before 'cash-for-ash' inquiry - here's what we know so far

She has previously told the inquiry that she was not told of issues with the scheme and that if she had been, things would have been different.

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

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Exclusive

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Plans afoot to build giant mural at Aviva Stadium to dissuade graffiti artists

Planning permission is sought or a mural to ‘discourage unlawful graffiti’ and make a ‘positive contribution’ to the locality.

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