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# rté investigates

This year
Landlord reps say they've been wrongly 'demonised' in RTÉ's 'Sex for Rent' investigation
The IPOA said those portrayed as landlords are not governed by the same, or any, legislation.
Analysis: The sight of a tiny calf crammed into a trailer on top of a pile of others is sickening
Caroline Rowley of Ethical Farming Ireland says the shocking RTÉ Investigates findings this week showed nothing new when it comes to the welfare of young calves.
'Shameful': Strong political reaction to RTÉ Investigates exposé on dairy industry
The programme depicted young calves being kicked and thrown from trailers when being sold at marts.
State 'didn't have a leg to stand on' over non-payment of disability allowance, says Varadkar
A secret Cabinet memo revealed that the State could have been liable for up to €700 million in DPMA claims.
All time
'Just ignore the bell': Whistleblowers raise concerns about patient care in nursing homes
In some homes Covid-positive and Covid-negative residents were placed in the same areas, Prime Time reported tonight.
Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data
The inquiry follows last week’s RTÉ Investigates report on the Department processing data of children with autism involved in cases against the State.
Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid
Patient confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of the health service, said the HSE boss.
Taoiseach requests review into Health Department's gathering of dossiers on children with autism
Labour leader Alan Kelly the Taoiseach’s “belated” call for a policy review will not answer the ‘why’ of the issue.
'A stark reminder': RTÉ documentary shows frontline of battle against Covid-19
Viewers last night were brought inside the intensive care unit of St James’ Hospital, where staff have been dealing with the worst of this disease.
Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary
The IGB hired communications firm Heneghan PR a week after the documentary aired.
Councillor Hugh McElvaney breached ethics law during undercover RTÉ investigation, SIPO finds
McElvaney was subject of an RTÉ Investigates programme Standard in Public Office, aired in 2015.
Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out
One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.
RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.
Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.
Councillor faces significant legal bill following failed attempt to stop ethics inquiry
Councillor McElvaney was one of the subjects of an RTÉ Investigates programme in 2015.
Ross asked Department of Agriculture to cut funding to greyhound industry after RTÉ doc
The Minister for Sport said some of his constituents were outraged by the abuses in the greyhound industry that were revealed.
'What do we want? Davy out' - Protest held outside Hyde and Seek creche
The protest was held to demonstrate against the facility which was the subject of an RTÉ Investigates programme.
Creches near Hyde and Seek 'inundated' with calls from parents asking for a place
Up to 45 calls have been made to different childcare places in the vicinity after last night’s RTÉ programme.
Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction
A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.
Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care
An RTÉ documentary into practices at Hyde & Seek was broadcast earlier this evening.
Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'
A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy
Irish Greyhound Board 'strongly condemns actions of minority in industry'
Minister of State Andrew Doyle said that he had “deep concerns” about the industry, and that all allegations will be examined.
Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables
An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.
Pensioner had visiting hours cut at wife's HSE-run care home after protesting over lapses in her care
Patrick Fitzgerald is only allowed to visit his wife for four hours a week after questioning the standard of care given to her.
Investigation into councillor who asked for 'loads of money' won't hear from undercover RTÉ reporter
An SIPO hearing into Hugh McElvaney’s alleged breach of the ethics of public office heard the reporter was “no doubt attractive”.
Simon Harris says it's 'right and proper' HSE apologises over failings in audiology services
RTÉ has reported that the HSE identified errors in audiology services provided to children in the west of Ireland.
HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care
“It’s not a life, I’m doing the prison sentence.”
Woman had to have aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment after cancer misdiagnosis
RTÉ Investigates has confirmed that two patients had their cancer misdiagnosed at the hospital.
A Garda was caught writing out a drink-driving summons with a Guinness pen on TV last night
Only in Ireland …
In Westmeath, nearly 9 in 10 drink driving cases led to a conviction. In Waterford, it's just over 3 in 10
A report by RTÉ Investigates has shown that your location can dictate your chance of being prosecuted for a driving offence.
'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery
The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.
We need fines of €1 million for 'unscrupulous' landlords, says senior Dublin City Council official
An RTÉ investigation last night showed widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.
'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords
The Prime Time Investigates programme highlighted how some landlords were charging over 20 people hundreds of euro a month.
16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'
A new investigation shows widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.
University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD
An RTÉ Investigates show aired last night which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.
'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'
The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.
'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'
RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.
Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí
An RTÉ Investigates programme broadcast last night called into question whether the man who shot Garda Golden and Siobhán Phillips was in fact a Garda informer.
Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April
It has emerged that there are an extra 80,000 people on hospital waiting lists outside the government’s official figures.
Stories of people on hospital waiting lists are "absolutely inexcusable", says Simon Harris
RTÉ Investigates reveals the painful reality behind the numbers on hospital waiting lists in Ireland.