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# mmr - 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.

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year

The latest figures show there was an increase of nearly 3,000 on the year previous.

# mmr - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'The law is the law': Rotunda maternity hospital told to offer abortions up to 12 weeks, not 11

Last month, it was reported that the Rotunda would not provide abortions for women at more than 11 weeks’ gestation.

# mmr - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme

Sinn Féin’s motion calls on the government to end the referral of jobseekers to JobPath.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - Thursday 31 January, 2019

First trial shows e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches and gum for quitters

Currently, 10% of Irish ex-smokers use e-cigarettes.

# mmr - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Factcheck: Are Irish nurses among the highest paid in the world?

Nurses and midwives across the country will be on strike from 8am this morning.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.”

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - Monday 24 December, 2018

Murder, assault and drug offences: Over 1,200 Irish people arrested by Met Police this year FOI

Murder, assault and drug offences: Over 1,200 Irish people arrested by Met Police this year

A total of 145 Irish people were arrested by Met Police for common assault.

# mmr - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# mmr - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

# mmr - Monday 17 December, 2018

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

# mmr - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says

A total of 99 objections were lodged against Merchant Quay Ireland’s plans for the centre.

# mmr - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company'

The ESRI has been looking at the impact Budget 2019 will have.

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

# mmr - Monday 10 December, 2018

Clamped outside the Rotunda at 37 weeks pregnant: The complaints against Dublin clampers

Over half of the clamping appeals made in the first nine months of the year were successful.

# mmr - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Phil Hogan: If Priti Patel wants to starve the British people, this is how to go about it

“British parliamentarians… are not entitled to wreck Ireland,” Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said yesterday.

# mmr - Friday 30 November, 2018

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

# mmr - Friday 23 November, 2018

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# mmr - Friday 16 November, 2018

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

# mmr - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site Sandyford This post contains videos

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site

The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.

# mmr - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Staff at Garda press office split €115,000 in overtime during first year of Disclosures Tribunal

New figures show the cost of overtime at the office rose by 653% in 2017.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - Friday 2 November, 2018

Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights

An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.

# mmr - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist FOI

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how the public reacted to a now-postponed visit by Trump to Ireland.

# mmr - Monday 29 October, 2018

Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund

Just a month before the government announced a redress scheme for the thousands of impacted homeowners, Karl Murtagh was told his mortgage had been sold.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - Sunday 21 October, 2018

A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how Met Éireann and the UK Met Office named this year’s storms.

# mmr - 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.

# mmr - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'It's not a coincidence': HSE expert links latest mumps outbreak to discredited study of MMR vaccine

The HSE is still trying to determine how many people have been affected by the outbreak.

# mmr - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

45 people diagnosed after mumps outbreak in the west

People aged 15 to 29 years old have been affected by the outbreak, the HSE has said.

# mmr - 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.

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