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From TheJournal.ie Chinese man's deportation stopped after State 'misleads' High Court about his registered address Immigration

Chinese man's deportation stopped after State 'misleads' High Court about his registered address

The finding was made by Mr Justice Richard Humphreys last month.

From TheJournal.ie Record-breaking month with highest number of supporters: Latest news from Noteworthy Thank You

Record-breaking month with highest number of supporters: Latest news from Noteworthy

An investigation into the most dangerous roads and junctions for cyclists is also underway.

From TheJournal.ie Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals Mural High Ground

Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals

The council sent 35 letters under the Planning and Development Act in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns Data Protection

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolute disgrace': RTÉ Gold listeners wrote to Dee Forbes expressing 'devastation' over station closure RTÉ Gold

'Absolute disgrace': RTÉ Gold listeners wrote to Dee Forbes expressing 'devastation' over station closure

That’s according to records released by RTÉ’s Freedom of Information unit.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it Dublin Castle

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it

The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says The Story Of Water

Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says

The Story of Water, which aired on Virgin Media before Christmas, was designed to “take back control” of the company name and story.

From TheJournal.ie Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment College Campuses

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

From TheJournal.ie An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries Dublin Castle

An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries

The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.

From TheJournal.ie Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope Francis visit will cost over €800,000 to restore Billed Gates

Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope Francis visit will cost over €800,000 to restore

The Office of Public Works hopes the gates will be rehung by the end of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites Under Control

Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites

Companies were called more than 50 times by the OPW over a two-year period.

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are four investigation proposals on their way to be funded soon, with two over 60% complete.

From TheJournal.ie 'An issue of systemic importance': Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public's relationship with State Freedom Of Information

'An issue of systemic importance': Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public's relationship with State

When the Supreme Court decides on the future of FOI in Ireland, it will be the end of a glacial process.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future Freedom Of Information

'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future

The claim was made during appeal against two rulings last year brought by the Information Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears Freedom Of Information

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears

An appeal against two rulings last year has been brought by the Information Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available Air Ambulance

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months Travel Expenses

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

From TheJournal.ie Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy Noteworthy

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are 44 open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats Complaints

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats

Customers have expressed frustration at their reservation name or number not appearing above the seat they have booked.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator Driver Theory Test

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator

The candidate was one of nine people who aroused suspicion during driver theory tests last year.

From TheJournal.ie Fungus growth and odours from corpses: 2012 report outlined conditions at Waterford hospital to HSE Waterford

Fungus growth and odours from corpses: 2012 report outlined conditions at Waterford hospital to HSE

The HSE approved €5.7 million in funding for a new mortuary earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie 11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019 Workplace Issues

11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019

Statistics on bullying and harassment in the force were released under FOI laws.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys Overcrowding

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys

The PeakTime website was launched to try to reduce overcrowding on carriages during rush-hour.

From TheJournal.ie 'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health Letters To Harris

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year Arrests

Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year

A total of 152 Irish people were arrested by Met Police for common assault.

From TheJournal.ie An ode to Lyric FM: Letters from the public ask RTÉ to protect their 'oasis of calm' Rte Cuts

An ode to Lyric FM: Letters from the public ask RTÉ to protect their 'oasis of calm'

“In our troubled world of Boris, Brexit, Trump and other forms of madness, Lyric is an oasis of culture, calm and beauty.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown Penalty Points

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

From TheJournal.ie Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019 For You

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019

Books, hampers and historical gifts are often given to heads of state.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead Charlie Flanagan

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead

The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.

From TheJournal.ie 84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt Settling Up

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

From TheJournal.ie 'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy By-election Controversy

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abysmal' forecasting and 'embarrassing' alerts: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2019 Complaints

'Abysmal' forecasting and 'embarrassing' alerts: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2019

Some people took offence that the North isn’t included in forecasts, while others hit out at the new website.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service Complaints

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service

Viewers had issues watching the Rugby World Cup and other programmes.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office SUPPORTS

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' FOI

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' Exclusive

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

From TheJournal.ie From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are 35 investigation open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

From TheJournal.ie Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding Digging A Hole

Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding

Solutions being put in place include a shallow trench and overflow pipe into the estuary.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban Animal Welfare

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban

The sport sparked controversy following an RTÉ Investigates documentary in July.

From TheJournal.ie Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar Shannon

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar

The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar has been taken offline a number of times this year.

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