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# public interest

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Noteworthy supporters keen to see health service investigated
Our investigative platform recently received a lot of emails and support for health-related projects.
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Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears
The group intends to appeal this decision to the Office of the Information Commissioner.
GSOC launches inquiry after fully-loaded garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre
The gun was in a bag in the boot of a car which was part of a convoy travelling at high speed through Dublin city centre when it fell out of the car.
Gardaí will soon have to ask a judge if they want to access your data
A report was commissioned last year after the accessing of journalists’ records.
DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time
An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for an extension to an order prohibiting reporting was granted yesterday.
'It's wrong that Irish Water won't reveal how much it's paying for security' - Fianna Fáil
The company said revealing this information could result in higher costs which would have to be passed on to consumers.
The government doesn't want one person owning the Irish media
‘Break it up, lads…’
Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
That’s under new government proposals outlined today.
Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box
The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.
Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.
As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.
Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents
Slashing the time these crucial records stay secret would help the cause for transparency, writes Labour TD Anne Ferris.
PTSB hits back after Shatter's criticism of 'out of touch' MacSharry
The bank has defended its attitude to the new personal insolvency law after Alan Shatter said comments by its public interest director and former Tánaiste Ray MacSharry were “seriously out of touch”.
Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest
Four directors – including former Tánaiste Dick Spring – will be questioned by the Oireachtas Finance Committee on whether the bailed-out banks are acting in the public interest.
Court rules Sunday World journalist does not have to testify in US case
The case before the High Court, partly concerning mind guru Tony Quinn, raised key issues about journalists and their protection of sources.
Complaints against financial insitutions could be made public
A bill has been published by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD and if approved would mean that the Financial Services Ombudsman could publish and report on complaints made against regulated financial service providers.