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# midnight-must-read - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield Exclusive

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told TheJournal.ie that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland's worst blackspot: patients in Cork are waiting 5 years for surgery

The shortest waiting list still sees patients wait more than a year for treatment, according to the Association of Optometrists Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland

Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin

Noeleen Reilly resigned from the party in 2018, citing a failure of the leadership to deal with a campaign of bullying against her.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Donohoe 'stands by' Taoiseach's actions during Garda whistleblower case, as Shatter pens new book 'Frenzy and Betrayal'

Shatter has spoken out for the first time about the lead up to his resignation from government.

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?

While a green wave overtook the local elections, the Greens’ Ciaran Cuffe topped the European poll in Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Why might the European election exit poll have over-predicted the 'green surge'?

Questions are being asked about RTÉ and Red C polling as the first results come in.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 25 May, 2019

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital

It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 20 May, 2019

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.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 18 May, 2019

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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 13 May, 2019

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan FOI

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan

Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - 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.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'I'm pregnant and I've a toddler here': The families left in limbo over the recruitment freeze in the HSE

The HSE has said the freeze may persist to the end of June, but workers due to start before then have said they have been left in limbo.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs

One healthcare worker said that she may have “nowhere to live” by the end of the month because she can’t yet take up her new job.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission

Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 22 April, 2019

'It's just not good behaviour': Hospital anti-smoking policy flouted by patients and visitors

On 4 July 2012, Beaumont Hospital became a “tobacco-free campus”.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 19 April, 2019

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'

A family’s address can decide whether their children get quick access to services like speech therapy – or flounder on waiting lists.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'I left feeling like s**t': AIB criticised for 'presuming' Irish woman was international student Exclusive

Sarah* (20) was born in Ireland to Chinese parents. She now attends the National College of Ireland (NCI).