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# FOI

Yesterday
22nd February 2024
Person tried to get job at asylum seeker hostel to 'cause trouble and enact racial discrimination'
The individual was not hired after Dublin City Dorms carried out a background check.
A staff member at the centre raised security concerns with the International Protection Accommodation Services
Dublin City Dorms began operating as an accommodation centre in early 2023, having previously been a tourist hostel
The centre was among the buildings vandalised during the Dublin riots in November
Last month
January 2024
Department warned Finance Minister against tax break for landlords in Budget 2024
Last year
2023
'Truly horrific': Correspondence to Justice Minister called for her to resign after Dublin riots
'Inaccurate' forecasts and 'disappointing' weather warnings: Complaints to Met Éireann in 2023
'Stop annoying the long suffering Irish people': Viewers complain about RTÉ Player
An Garda Síochána spent nearly €370,000 on centenary medals last year
Cliffs of Moher visitors complain about feeling 'scammed' and 'ripped off' over charges
Just two properties acquired under Government scheme to keep renters in their homes
Mater Hospital requested additional garda patrols due to drug dealing in Emergency Department
Roderic O'Gorman emailed by TDs over concerns about refugee accommodation and far-right figures
Twelve patients reported to have been sexually assaulted in mental health facilities last year
Parents of children with learning disabilities slam Varadkar over 'slow learners' remark
FG ministers got hundreds of emails about evictions - but just 22 about gender and trans issues
TikTok lobbied Govt on security issues weeks before advice not to use app on official phones
National Cyber Security Centre issued advice to Government departments last week.
Newly released correspondence shows TikTok wanted to "ensure that the government can be confident" with the company's policies and processes
Officials warned that lack of social workers would delay giving adopted people their records
Leaving Cert students ask Foley to keep 'no cliff edge' vow - and avoid clash with Harry Styles gig
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'Why do I pay my TV licence?': Viewers complain about 'awful' RTÉ Player
'Terrible forecasting' and overly cautious warnings: Complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2022
Cabinet approves international surrogacy policy proposals with aim of giving 100s of families a 'route to recognition'
'We had to eat leftover meat and fish': Modern slavery in the Irish fishing industry
Inspection reports reveal potential trafficking and deficiencies relating to hours of work and rest
Researcher: "The problems in Ireland can be traced to very specific policies and laws here"
Navy boardings find 10 fishing vessels almost fully crewed by migrant fishers
Tuxedo rental and novelty socks: The €175k cost of the Govt's St Patrick's Day trips this year
Figures released under FOI show how the Government paid to promote Ireland abroad last March.
Members of Cabinet and over 40 civil servants visited 28 countries as part of the annual visits this year.
The total cost was around €85,000 cheaper than the last pre-Covid programme in 2019.
Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer
Correspondence sent to the Department of Transport shows the frustrations of those who used the airport in late May.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has said the Government will not cut passenger numbers at the airport.
No Access: Bord na Móna companies blanket blocking release of information
Watchdog expresses concern over the number of FOI requests 'deemed refused'
'Butchered and mutilated': How the government was alerted to out-of-season hedge-cutting last year
Limerick's dangerous and derelict buildings caused by 'property speculating'
Mother & Baby Homes: Just 40 survivors get health files amid row over GPs signing off on requests
Only 40 survivors have received their medical files to date from the Department of Children, Órla Ryan reports
The majority of survivors received the records via Freedom of Information requests, rather than through GDPR
Just 10 people got their records after a GP signed off on the process, The Journal can reveal
Nursing home complaints: 'Window visits not being permitted' and other Covid concerns
The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.
Dozens of complaints were made throughout the year regarding issues surrounding Covid-19.
Other complaints were made over issues such as abuse allegations, building standards and staffing issues.
Murder, rape, assault and drug offences: Over 1,000 Irish arrested by Met Police this year
'Inaccurate' app and 'obvious bias' for Dublin: Complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2021
Met Éireann received a large number of complaints regarding its general weather predictions.
The forecaster's rainfall radar was repeatedly criticised by users throughout 2020. This was the case again this year.
It's app and website also came in for criticism from numerous members of the public.
'In the name of all that is divine': Viewers complain to RTÉ about 'frustrating' Player service
These were the most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year
One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
HSE warned at start of pandemic that it 'may not receive' quantities of PPE it had paid for
Average occupancy of Citywest isolation facility was 13.8% during first six months of pandemic
Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy
Met Éireann objected to Dave over Diarmuid as part of storm names poll
Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department
'A crisis in FOI': How Zapponegate highlighted crucial flaws in Ireland's transparency legislation