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'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.
Is enough being done to keep Dublin Bay safe for swimmers this summer?
Malfunction at upgraded part of Ringsend plant, increased construction in the city and a leaky legacy are muddying the waters.
Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors
Public was made aware of the site via tweets from Oireachtas Twitter account.
Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time
Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.
New law will pave the way for gardaí to wear body cams
Front-line gardaí have been calling for the roll out of equipment like body cameras and tasers.
'A massacre of nature': How members of the public alerted the government to out-of-season hedge cutting
A selection of complaints was released under the Freedom of Information Act.
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.
My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December
The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%
Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.
Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.
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.
'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.
'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.
Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Garda Commissioner
The boxing trainer has also launched court proceedings against a number of news publications.
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.
Food market allowed to operate in south Dublin business park despite concerns from local businesses
Retailers had objected to the return of the market this year.
High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme
The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.
Internal garda probe after video emerges of €10k cash seizure being flaunted on camera
One of the individuals in the video can be heard stating that the cash had been seized at a checkpoint.
Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan
Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.
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.
Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year
Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.
New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.
Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA
Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.
Extra armed gardaí in Drogheda as notorious prisoner linked to feud set for release next week
Additional garda patrols have been approved.
DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
That is according to correspondence obtained by under Freedom of Information.
'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.
Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres
It’s a criminal offence for asylum seekers to cross the border into Northern Ireland.
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.”
'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre
Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.
Owen Roddy never reached the summit but he carved a path for others who did
Conor McGregor’s striking coach narrowly missed out on the big payday he spent years pursuing as a fighter.
Zara suspended sales of some of its clothes after artist accused the retailer of copying her designs
A California-based illustrator posted images on social media comparing the products.
Celtic's Champions League opponents are famous for their genius goal celebrations
They’re the guys who brought us ‘The Toilet, ‘The Bicycle’ and ‘The Fish’.
The best 'bowling alley' goal celebration you'll see today
Kudos to Hidetoshi Wakui of Estonian side Nomme Kalju.
Martin: There's a danger marriage will lose originality if gay marriage allowed
Despite his own views, the Archbishop of Dublin said debates on issues like this should be carried out “in a mature way”.