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# original - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

# original - Friday 19 July, 2019

Former garda Majella Moynihan files court case suing gardaí, Dept of Justice and the State

Last month, Moynihan told RTÉ she faced disciplinary action within the force after becoming pregnant in the 1980s.

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

# original - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

# original - Monday 15 July, 2019

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016

The meat was seized after failing to meet standards for import into Ireland.

# original - Sunday 14 July, 2019

'I will never trust you again': Complaints to IFCO reveal dissatisfaction over Irish film classifications

The office has received complaints about six films this year.

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# original - Friday 12 July, 2019

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

# original - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

# original - Friday 5 July, 2019

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'

Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.

# original - Thursday 4 July, 2019

New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'

Last month the HSE confirmed that funding of €5.7 million has been approved for the development.

# original - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Twitter clamps down on Irish-linked accounts sharing pictures of underage children

Despite Twitter shutting down a significant number of these accounts, new versions keep appearing.

# original - Monday 1 July, 2019

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

# original - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Huge confusion conveyed to Department after unexpected cancellation of flagship Africa Day event

There was much confusion about what events were on after the Department made a last-minute decision to take a different approach to Africa Day.

# original - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.

# original - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Is enough being done to keep Dublin Bay safe for swimmers this summer?

Malfunction at upgraded part of Ringsend plant, increased construction in the city and a leaky legacy are muddying the waters.

# original - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors

Public was made aware of the site via tweets from Oireachtas Twitter account.

# original - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

New law will pave the way for gardaí to wear body cams

Front-line gardaí have been calling for the roll out of equipment like body cameras and tasers.

# original - Monday 24 June, 2019

'A massacre of nature': How members of the public alerted the government to out-of-season hedge cutting

A selection of complaints was released under the Freedom of Information Act.

# original - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted FOI

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted

Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.

# original - Friday 21 June, 2019

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

# original - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.

# original - Monday 17 June, 2019

Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'

The new campaign ran for three weeks in April at a cost of more than €400,000.

# original - Monday 10 June, 2019

'Answers are overdue': Almost a year on, it's still unclear if probe into legality of PSC will be published

The Department of Social Protection says a “decision will made” once the full report becomes available.

# original - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws

The Minister for Transport has also received correspondence praising his approach in recent months.

# original - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Garda Commissioner

The boxing trainer has also launched court proceedings against a number of news publications.

# original - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese

The ruling was made by the Commissioner for Environmental Information last week.

# original - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Food market allowed to operate in south Dublin business park despite concerns from local businesses

Retailers had objected to the return of the market this year.

# original - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

Internal garda probe after video emerges of €10k cash seizure being flaunted on camera

One of the individuals in the video can be heard stating that the cash had been seized at a checkpoint.

# original - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

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.

# original - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year

Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.

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.

# original - 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.

# original - 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.

# original - 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.

# original - 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.

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