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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Yesterday’s News

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Kildare school apologises after students 'received burns' on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday

Pupils at the Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge reported marks on their forehead after the incident.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

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

Tens of thousands of Irish firms haven't registered to move goods to and from the UK post-Brexit

Business groups have said the low numbers of companies acquiring their EORI so far is worrying.

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

'One last roll of the dice': How Britain's newspapers are covering the vote to delay Brexit

A vote in the House of Commons means Brexit may not be happening on March 29.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement

“Putting a soldier in jail wouldn’t make me happy whatsoever,” Kevin McKinney says, whose father was shot dead in 1972.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe?

Authorities around the world have grounded the Boeing Max 737 following a crash on Sunday.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

# midnight-must-read - 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.

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

Government resisted lobbying on betting duty but won't use the funds for problem gambling services

An extra €50 million is set to be raised from the betting duty this year, and activists are asking for even 10% of it for problem gambling.

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

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims

The official CSO stats say the cost of insurance is going down but that isn’t being felt by many on the ground, Pearse Doherty has claimed.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# 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.

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