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#midnight must read

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 23 March, 2020

'Times are strange and we're being thrown right in': Student nurses joining the frontlines in Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses often do their work placements without pay.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'Let's raise a glass to all the mammies of Ireland': Keeping your distance while celebrating Mother's Day

Some residents on the South Circular Road will be toasting to mothers from their front gardens this year.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 20 March, 2020

Fundraiser set up by Irish researchers developing emergency ventilators for Covid-19 patients

The group is hoping to have a fully functional prototype by next Friday.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 16 March, 2020

'State should be concerned': National Lottery lobbied for change in law to prevent bookies taking lotto bets

The National Lottery said being able to bet on the lotto in bookmakers “diminishes the attractiveness” of its products.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 15 March, 2020

St Patrick's Day parades may be cancelled over Covid-19, but they're 'going virtual' for the occasion

A campaign online is encouraging those left disappointed by the cancelled parades to still share their stories and images online this Tuesday.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people

A dedicated helpline by organisation Alone is supporting older people across the country as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures

No closures have been implemented but this is being constantly reviewed.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Flight refunds and travel insurance - what are you entitled to if you had booked a trip to Italy?

The Irish government has changed its advice to suggest avoiding all travel to Italy.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?

Health authorities have processes in place that will still be necessary even as the number of cases here rises.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Tesco 'apologises unreservedly' after customer in self-isolation has details leaked on WhatsApp

The Data Protection Commissioner will now investigate the alleged breach.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Chinese man's deportation stopped after State 'misleads' High Court about his registered address

The finding was made by Mr Justice Richard Humphreys last month.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 2 March, 2020

Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals

The council sent 35 letters under the Planning and Development Act in recent years.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 24 February, 2020

Should you enter a public park after dark? Dublin City Council says it's 'common sense' not to

Councillors asked if extra lights could be added to some parks. The council said this would “give a false sense of safety”.

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

Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites

Companies were called more than 50 times by the OPW over a two-year period.

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

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central

The constituency sees just two TDs seeking re-election, one of whom was elected only months ago.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

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

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

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

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020

Anti-fraud gardaí, pooled insurance schemes and a potential referendum are all part of the parties’ plans on insurance.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 31 January, 2020

'Normally you’d be celebrating - but not this time': Ireland's newest MEPs to take their seats thanks to Brexit

Ibec has said that a new economic order awaits Ireland following the UK’s departure today.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'It was most unlikely the girl’s injuries happened the way her parents alleged': How gardaí handled Ireland's first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday given prison sentences after being convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their young daughter.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 25 January, 2020

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 13 January, 2020

Here's how many times motorists got caught speeding last year - and how many got disqualified

By far, the most common offence detected and which led to a driver being disqualified is speeding.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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

There were 124 enforcement orders issued by the FSAI last year, an increase on the previous year.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 10 January, 2020

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

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

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 6 January, 2020

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator

The candidate was one of nine people who aroused suspicion during driver theory tests last year.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it' Exclusive

Concerns have also been raised about people being sexually assaulted while taking drugs such as GHB.

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

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Dept said PSC staff would be ‘phased out’ this year. There’s still 80 employed

Unions had sought permanent contracts for some of these workers, but failed in a number of cases last year.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 26 December, 2019

HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?'

Irate healthcare workers have been contacting Minister Simon Harris all year about their fears over the ongoing recruitment embargo.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

'Being a carer, it's not like Christmas. It's groundhog day': The people who go to work on 25 December

The likes of carers, rescue volunteers and hospitality workers are among those who’ll be kept busy this Christmas Day.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 23 December, 2019

Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath via parliamentary question.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 20 December, 2019

Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says

Josephine Feehily said yesterday that An Garda Síochána has evolved as an organisation since 2014.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000

Rents across the board have risen by 8.2% since last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

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