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# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years

That’s according to a new report published today by the National Cancer Registry.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 8 April, 2019

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 7 April, 2019

More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine

A solicitor handling many of the cases said the slow process is “very frustrating” for his clients.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Allegation of sexual assault made at homeless hostel for minors Exclusive

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 1 April, 2019

Theresa May to make appearance on Eastenders in bid to win over Brexit doubters

Leo Varadkar leaked the news last evening, surprising the British press ahead of tonight’s show.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise

Limerick City East and Navan met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her WRC

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy

A new ESRI and Department of Finance report has examined what could happen in various scenarios.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash

The uncertainty over the future of the scheme means prospective buyers face an “anxious wait”, according to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Kildare school apologises after students 'received burns' on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday

Pupils at the Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge reported marks on their forehead after the incident.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

A number of people wrote to Leo Varadkar during last month’s strike.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish firms haven't registered to move goods to and from the UK post-Brexit

Business groups have said the low numbers of companies acquiring their EORI so far is worrying.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 15 March, 2019

'One last roll of the dice': How Britain's newspapers are covering the vote to delay Brexit

A vote in the House of Commons means Brexit may not be happening on March 29.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement

“Putting a soldier in jail wouldn’t make me happy whatsoever,” Kevin McKinney says, whose father was shot dead in 1972.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe?

Authorities around the world have grounded the Boeing Max 737 following a crash on Sunday.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Government resisted lobbying on betting duty but won't use the funds for problem gambling services

An extra €50 million is set to be raised from the betting duty this year, and activists are asking for even 10% of it for problem gambling.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims

The official CSO stats say the cost of insurance is going down but that isn’t being felt by many on the ground, Pearse Doherty has claimed.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct Exclusive

The number of official complaints received by universities in recent years “cannot paint the full picture”, activists say.

# midnight-must-read - Friday 15 February, 2019

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Michael Shine spoke very, very softly and referred to me as a nice boy most of the time'

Shine was yesterday found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over a period of three decades.

# midnight-must-read - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE

The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.

# midnight-must-read - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted at the start of the year that he is concerned about potential interference.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 2 February, 2019

What will a no-deal Brexit mean for Ireland?

This seems as a good time as any to talk about this.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# midnight-must-read - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.

# midnight-must-read - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Revenue not planning for customs posts but says it is ready for no-deal Brexit

Revenue has scaled up its Customs IT systems to handle the increased transaction levels.

# midnight-must-read - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Irish farmers 'could be given licences to grow cannabis in the future'

The Department of Health said it may review its policy given its difficulty in sourcing cannabis product.

# midnight-must-read - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.