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#Freedom of Information

# freedom-of-information - Monday 8 February, 2021

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,523 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

# freedom-of-information - Monday 1 February, 2021

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words

Feb 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 101,192 Views 52 Comments

A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,812 Views 25 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Debunked: No, a Freedom of Information request to the HSE did not prove that Covid-19 does not exist
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, a Freedom of Information request to the HSE did not prove that Covid-19 does not exist

Dec 29th 2020, 5:52 PM 37,439 Views 0 Comments

The claim originated in a series of posts by Anti-Corruption Ireland last week.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 26 December, 2020

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 39,500 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 25 December, 2020

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,491 Views 95 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

RTÉ says it's striving to improve Player amid complaints about 'frustrating' and 'ridiculous' service
# Streaming
# Streaming

RTÉ says it's striving to improve Player amid complaints about 'frustrating' and 'ridiculous' service

Dec 25th 2020, 5:00 PM 56,991 Views 82 Comments

“To say this is frustrating would be a gross understatement,” one viewer wrote.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'Ciara caused a lot of hassle': Irish pronunciation leaves Dutch tongue-tied in naming of 2020-21 storms
# Name Our Storms
# Name Our Storms

'Ciara caused a lot of hassle': Irish pronunciation leaves Dutch tongue-tied in naming of 2020-21 storms

Oct 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 25,826 Views 33 Comments

Irish, UK and Dutch meteorologists recently collaborated on the winter storm names.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 25 September, 2020

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals

Sep 25th 2020, 4:51 PM 22,933 Views 3 Comments

The country’s highest court made the order in two rulings today.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Sep 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,925 Views 168 Comments

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown

Aug 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,305 Views 37 Comments

Correspondence sent to Varadkar shows how the public reacted to the crisis in its initial weeks.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 17 August, 2020

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,239 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 21 June, 2020

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19
# Aviation
# Aviation

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19

Jun 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,333 Views 18 Comments

The airlines accounted for over 13% of air traffic at Ireland’s airports before the pandemic.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,071 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Information Commissioner calls for incoming government to 'improve' Freedom of Information Act
# Peter Tyndall
# Peter Tyndall

Information Commissioner calls for incoming government to 'improve' Freedom of Information Act

Jun 17th 2020, 6:10 AM 6,538 Views 6 Comments

Peter Tyndall was commenting as he published his officer’s annual report for 2019.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 25 May, 2020

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April
# Clusters
# Clusters

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

May 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,868 Views 25 Comments

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Masturbation, sex toys and multiple partners: Emails show how the HSE drafted its Covid-19 sex guidelines
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

Masturbation, sex toys and multiple partners: Emails show how the HSE drafted its Covid-19 sex guidelines

May 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 88,336 Views 41 Comments

The guidelines were drafted late in March after a radio interview by the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks
# 21 Instances
# 21 Instances

Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks

Apr 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,315 Views 73 Comments

An incident log shows that 21 instances of assault or abuse were reported by staff since 2017.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 2 March, 2020

Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals
# Mural High Ground
# Mural High Ground

Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 97,929 Views 0 Comments

The council sent 35 letters under the Planning and Development Act in recent years.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 22 February, 2020

It cost almost €70,000 to police the three winter tractor protests
# Tractor Friction
# Tractor Friction

It cost almost €70,000 to police the three winter tractor protests

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 13,575 Views 50 Comments

Over half of that was spent on barriers to block tractors from gaining access to Kildare Street, where Leinster House is located.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 20 February, 2020

'Absolute disgrace': RTÉ Gold listeners wrote to Dee Forbes expressing 'devastation' over station closure
# RTÉ Gold
# RTÉ Gold

'Absolute disgrace': RTÉ Gold listeners wrote to Dee Forbes expressing 'devastation' over station closure

Feb 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 48,489 Views 31 Comments

That’s according to records released by RTÉ’s Freedom of Information unit.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it

Feb 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,423 Views 67 Comments

The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 15 February, 2020

An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries

Feb 15th 2020, 10:00 PM 32,633 Views 55 Comments

The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 14 February, 2020

Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope Francis visit will cost over €800,000 to restore
# Billed Gates
# Billed Gates

Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope Francis visit will cost over €800,000 to restore

Feb 14th 2020, 6:05 AM 89,395 Views 81 Comments

The Office of Public Works hopes the gates will be rehung by the end of this year.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites
# Under Control
# Under Control

Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites

Feb 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,562 Views 21 Comments

Companies were called more than 50 times by the OPW over a two-year period.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns

Feb 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 19,532 Views 10 Comments

Internal records show how controversy started to build from 2 January – three days before the Clare mayor announced his boycott.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'An issue of systemic importance': Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public's relationship with State
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

'An issue of systemic importance': Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public's relationship with State

Jan 18th 2020, 8:45 AM 18,325 Views 19 Comments

When the Supreme Court decides on the future of FOI in Ireland, it will be the end of a glacial process.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future

Jan 15th 2020, 7:16 PM 15,753 Views 12 Comments

The claim was made during appeal against two rulings last year brought by the Information Commissioner.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears

Jan 14th 2020, 7:55 PM 24,563 Views 18 Comments

An appeal against two rulings last year has been brought by the Information Commissioner.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available
# Air Ambulance
# Air Ambulance

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

Jan 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,701 Views 14 Comments

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

Jan 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,041 Views 36 Comments

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 6 January, 2020

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator
# Driver Theory Test
# Driver Theory Test

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator

Jan 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,917 Views 50 Comments

The candidate was one of nine people who aroused suspicion during driver theory tests last year.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Fungus growth and odours from corpses: 2012 report outlined conditions at Waterford hospital to HSE
# Waterford
# Waterford

Fungus growth and odours from corpses: 2012 report outlined conditions at Waterford hospital to HSE

Jan 5th 2020, 9:30 PM 18,604 Views 18 Comments

The HSE approved €5.7 million in funding for a new mortuary earlier this year.

11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019
# Workplace Issues
# Workplace Issues

11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019

Jan 5th 2020, 8:45 AM 23,372 Views 13 Comments

Statistics on bullying and harassment in the force were released under FOI laws.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 3 January, 2020

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 46,721 Views 30 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health
# Letters To Harris
# Letters To Harris

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,090 Views 21 Comments

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year
# Arrests
# Arrests

Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year

Dec 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,927 Views 16 Comments

A total of 152 Irish people were arrested by Met Police for common assault.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 28 December, 2019

An ode to Lyric FM: Letters from the public ask RTÉ to protect their 'oasis of calm'
# Rte Cuts
# Rte Cuts

An ode to Lyric FM: Letters from the public ask RTÉ to protect their 'oasis of calm'

Dec 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,707 Views 14 Comments

“In our troubled world of Boris, Brexit, Trump and other forms of madness, Lyric is an oasis of culture, calm and beauty.”

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 46,911 Views 91 Comments

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 27 December, 2019

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019
# For You
# For You

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019

Dec 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,417 Views 13 Comments

Books, hampers and historical gifts are often given to heads of state.

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