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# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
# Evidence
# Evidence

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Feb 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,884 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 18 February, 2021

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch

Feb 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,313 Views 69 Comments

Ireland was likely experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 cases earlier than officially reported.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,154 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'

Feb 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,136 Views 16 Comments

In the early hours of Valentine’s day 40 years ago, there was a fire in the Stardust club in north Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites
# Frosty
# Frosty

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 11:01 AM 69,050 Views 30 Comments

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is in place for most of the country today.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,076 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 8 February, 2021

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,551 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 6 February, 2021

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week

Updated Feb 6th 2021, 8:19 AM 46,879 Views 74 Comments

The vast majority of people over 70 will receive their vaccine at a GP surgery.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,986 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
# False News
# False News

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 70,092 Views 86 Comments

Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 1 February, 2021

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words

Feb 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 101,239 Views 52 Comments

A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll

Jan 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,903 Views 14 Comments

As Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3,000, we speak to some of the families behind the figures.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Jan 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 81,067 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 24 January, 2021

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,895 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,131 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,858 Views 17 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 18 January, 2021

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020
# Food Safety Authority
# Food Safety Authority

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020

Jan 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 233,063 Views 31 Comments

The FSAI issued less than half of the enforcement orders last year that it issued in 2019.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

Jan 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,499 Views 43 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
# Advice
# Advice

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?

Jan 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 58,141 Views 0 Comments

This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,854 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 11 January, 2021

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,053 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 10 January, 2021

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 93,804 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts
# Reader Questions
# Reader Questions

Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts

Jan 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,371 Views 45 Comments

Thousands of people have been given their first jab – and the programme will be ramped up in the coming months.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 31 December, 2020

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,771 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 27 December, 2020

The Moriarty Tribunal is finally set to wind up early next year with a final cost of over €65 million
# Certain Payments
# Certain Payments

The Moriarty Tribunal is finally set to wind up early next year with a final cost of over €65 million

Dec 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,352 Views 53 Comments

The Tribunal published its final report in 2011, but still has not wound down.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 25 December, 2020

Going to work on Christmas Day: 'We've 1,500 animals here. They all need to be looked after'
# Duty Calls
# Duty Calls

Going to work on Christmas Day: 'We've 1,500 animals here. They all need to be looked after'

Dec 25th 2020, 12:10 AM 23,849 Views 16 Comments

Across many professions, duty still calls on Christmas Day .

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Gardaí were spat at over 200 times this year during Covid crisis
# Health Guidelines
# Health Guidelines

Gardaí were spat at over 200 times this year during Covid crisis

Dec 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,494 Views 35 Comments

The Garda National Vetting Bureau has published stats on the number of times enforcement powers were used during the pandemic.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI
# ESRI
# ESRI

Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI

Dec 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 47,794 Views 11 Comments

Remarkably, the Irish economy is forecast to grow by 3.8% this year.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'
# Investor Court
# Investor Court

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'

Dec 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,800 Views 51 Comments

Hourigan told TheJournal.ie that the current environment in the Green Party is “unpleasant”.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 6 December, 2020

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?

Dec 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,936 Views 0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how trials for the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have involved older age groups.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Just under €80 million paid out so far on scheme for businesses forced to close during Level 5
# CRSS
# CRSS

Just under €80 million paid out so far on scheme for businesses forced to close during Level 5

Dec 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,257 Views 15 Comments

The CRSS pays out up to €5,000 a week to businesses forced to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption
# Hamilton Report
# Hamilton Report

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:48 PM 41,789 Views 57 Comments

A review had also recommended that the Ethics Acts be strengthened to address instances where breaches come to light after Oireachtas members have left office.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?
# The Courts
# The Courts

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

Dec 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 35,310 Views 0 Comments

A recent Court of Appeal judgment has thrown into chaos certain court reporting practices.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 30 November, 2020

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted

Nov 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,306 Views 75 Comments

The Clancy Amendment was introduced following a campaign from Noel Clancy, whose wife and daughter were killed in a road accident.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants

Nov 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,060 Views 34 Comments

The National Outbreak Control Team urged the Minister for Health to enact the law in July.

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

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Nov 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,767 Views 7 Comments

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 21 November, 2020

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas

Nov 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 74,984 Views 29 Comments

Many people are unsure of what to do and critical of mixed mesages from the government.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19

Nov 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,416 Views 24 Comments

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.

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

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers
# Hard Hitting
# Hard Hitting

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers

Nov 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,070 Views 31 Comments

Heading into a period of reduced restrictions next month, Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins said Covid adverts need to become hard hitting.

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

'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms
# An Post
# An Post

'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms

Nov 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 73,594 Views 101 Comments

Between the deluge of online orders and the need to social distance in depots, An Post has said “everything takes longer” this year.

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