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# midnight-must-read - Saturday 25 May, 2019

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital

It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 20 May, 2019

Three west Dublin garda stations regularly share one patrol car as gang feud continues

A number of shootings related to the feud have happened in the last six months.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy sues RTÉ over exclusion from televised MEP debates

The businessman claims RTÉ is in breach of broadcasting rules by excluding him from its upcoming debates.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 13 May, 2019

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan FOI

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan

Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks

Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 6 May, 2019

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped

The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'I'm pregnant and I've a toddler here': The families left in limbo over the recruitment freeze in the HSE

The HSE has said the freeze may persist to the end of June, but workers due to start before then have said they have been left in limbo.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs

One healthcare worker said that she may have “nowhere to live” by the end of the month because she can’t yet take up her new job.

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

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission

Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.

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

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

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

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 22 April, 2019

'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors

On 4 July 2012, Beaumont Hospital became a “tobacco-free campus”.

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

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

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

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'

A family’s address can decide whether their children get quick access to services like speech therapy – or flounder on waiting lists.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'I left feeling like s**t': AIB criticised for 'presuming' Irish woman was international student Exclusive

Sarah* (20) was born in Ireland to Chinese parents. She now attends the National College of Ireland (NCI).

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

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house

Gareth Harpur and his family are awaiting confirmation on their loan application as uncertainty persists on the future of the scheme.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

'The €100,000 issue': A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today

Here’s what the FAI has been saying over the past few weeks ahead of today’s Oireachtas hearing.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years

That’s according to a new report published today by the National Cancer Registry.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 8 April, 2019

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 7 April, 2019

More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine

A solicitor handling many of the cases said the slow process is “very frustrating” for his clients.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Allegation of sexual assault made at homeless hostel for minors Exclusive

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.

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

Theresa May to make appearance on Eastenders in bid to win over Brexit doubters

Leo Varadkar leaked the news last evening, surprising the British press ahead of tonight’s show.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise

Limerick City East and Navan met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her WRC

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy

A new ESRI and Department of Finance report has examined what could happen in various scenarios.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash

The uncertainty over the future of the scheme means prospective buyers face an “anxious wait”, according to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 22 March, 2019

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.