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'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.
Council orders removal of second Subset mural in Dublin
A mural of David Attenborough is the second mural by the artist collective to have fallen foul of the council in recent weeks.
Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail
A new text alert system for complaining about anti-social behaviour on the service was launched this month.
Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
These figures were released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
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
The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.
State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law
A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law.
Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'
Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.
'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status
The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.
North Dublin apartment block refused planning permission following objection from local pub
The Bald Eagle raised concerns that the block would negatively impact its business.
Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.
'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs
Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.
No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds
The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.
Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups
Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.
Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election
In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.
'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.
David Taylor will have to pay almost a third of his legal costs over the Disclosures Tribunal
The former head of the garda press office was heavily criticised in the Disclosures Tribunal’s report.
Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands
The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.
Hyde & Seek creche owner ordered to pay damages over standard of rental accommodation in 2013
Anne Davy featured in an RTÉ Investigates documentary into childcare this week.
Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge
The reports for the various creches identified numerous non-compliance issues.
Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis'
An outbreak of infection earlier this year saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.
'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.
'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.
'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.
Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case
FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.
Former garda Majella Moynihan files court case suing gardaí, Dept of Justice and the State
Last month, Moynihan told RTÉ she faced disciplinary action within the force after becoming pregnant in the 1980s.
Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'
In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.
Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.
Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals
The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.
Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016
The meat was seized after failing to meet standards for import into Ireland.
'I will never trust you again': Complaints to IFCO reveal dissatisfaction over Irish film classifications
The office has received complaints about six films this year.
Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?
A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.
'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.
Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day
It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.
State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'
Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.
New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'
Last month the HSE confirmed that funding of €5.7 million has been approved for the development.
Twitter clamps down on Irish-linked accounts sharing pictures of underage children
Despite Twitter shutting down a significant number of these accounts, new versions keep appearing.
'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.
Huge confusion conveyed to Department after unexpected cancellation of flagship Africa Day event
There was much confusion about what events were on after the Department made a last-minute decision to take a different approach to Africa Day.