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#Freedom of Information

# 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 19,558 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 18,398 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 15,856 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 24,656 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 9,822 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 14,116 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 55,422 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 18,643 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 23,602 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 47,634 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 27,663 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 12,970 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 11,781 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 47,208 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 10,478 Views 13 Comments

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

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead
# Charlie Flanagan
# Charlie Flanagan

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 PM 47,773 Views 48 Comments

The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt
# Settling Up
# Settling Up

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

Dec 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 38,626 Views 69 Comments

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Abysmal' forecasting and 'embarrassing' alerts: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2019
# Complaints
# Complaints

'Abysmal' forecasting and 'embarrassing' alerts: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2019

Dec 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 38,975 Views 62 Comments

Some people took offence that the North isn’t included in forecasts, while others hit out at the new website.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 15 December, 2019

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service
# Complaints
# Complaints

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service

Dec 15th 2019, 10:00 PM 55,136 Views 98 Comments

Viewers had issues watching the Rugby World Cup and other programmes.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'A volatile and dangerous situation': Passengers file complaints about security staff on the Luas
# Complaints
# Complaints

'A volatile and dangerous situation': Passengers file complaints about security staff on the Luas

Dec 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 68,249 Views 44 Comments

Earlier this year, footage emerged of altercations involving passengers and Luas security staff.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 30 November, 2019

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban

Nov 30th 2019, 7:30 PM 21,385 Views 82 Comments

The sport sparked controversy following an RTÉ Investigates documentary in July.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar
# Shannon
# Shannon

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,514 Views 18 Comments

The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar has been taken offline a number of times this year.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
# Protest Camp
# Protest Camp

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'

Nov 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,193 Views 18 Comments

The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'
# Steven Anderson
# Steven Anderson

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 53,190 Views 144 Comments

Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial
# Porn Block
# Porn Block

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Oct 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,467 Views 0 Comments

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year
# FOI
# FOI

Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year

Oct 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 20,591 Views 37 Comments

This represents 0.04% of the number of people who travelled on the service that year.

# freedom-of-information - Monday 14 October, 2019

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

Oct 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,738 Views 32 Comments

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 11 October, 2019

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens
# Citizenship By Descent
# Citizenship By Descent

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

Oct 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,144 Views 29 Comments

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Irish pronunciations and British royals cited as concerns during naming of 2019-20 winter storms
# Name Our Storms
# Name Our Storms

Irish pronunciations and British royals cited as concerns during naming of 2019-20 winter storms

Oct 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,880 Views 21 Comments

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how this year’s storms were named.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign
# FOI
# FOI

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 59,725 Views 261 Comments

In August, the NTA launched a week-long public campaign to highlight experiences of racism.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising
# HIQA
# HIQA

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,504 Views 13 Comments

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

# freedom-of-information - Friday 6 September, 2019

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years
# Doneraile Park
# Doneraile Park

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years

Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 34,273 Views 54 Comments

The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’.

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Sep 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,556 Views 71 Comments

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail

Sep 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 89,447 Views 42 Comments

A new text alert system for complaining about anti-social behaviour on the service was launched this month.

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
# Foreign Objects
# Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,459 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,466 Views 36 Comments

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,024 Views 46 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,790 Views 23 Comments

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

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 20th 2019, 10:00 PM 70,918 Views 89 Comments

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

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

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

Jul 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,046 Views 164 Comments

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