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

Jan 5th 2020, 9:30 PM 18,620 Views 18 Comments

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

11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019
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11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019

Jan 5th 2020, 8:45 AM 23,475 Views 13 Comments

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

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries
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Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 47,121 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,564 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Dec 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,949 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,747 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 47,110 Views 91 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,438 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 PM 47,686 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 38,601 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Dec 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 38,898 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2019, 10:00 PM 54,759 Views 98 Comments

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

'A volatile and dangerous situation': Passengers file complaints about security staff on the Luas
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'A volatile and dangerous situation': Passengers file complaints about security staff on the Luas

Dec 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 67,893 Views 44 Comments

Earlier this year, footage emerged of altercations involving passengers and Luas security staff.

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

Nov 30th 2019, 7:30 PM 21,330 Views 82 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,460 Views 18 Comments

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

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
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# Protest Camp

Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'

Nov 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,155 Views 18 Comments

The camp was set up by protesters during a week of demonstrations last month.

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'
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Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 53,113 Views 143 Comments

Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial
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# Porn Block

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Oct 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,359 Views 0 Comments

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year
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Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year

Oct 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,940 Views 37 Comments

This represents 0.04% of the number of people who travelled on the service that year.

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
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# Hyde And Seek

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

Oct 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,675 Views 32 Comments

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens
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New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

Oct 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,074 Views 29 Comments

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

Irish pronunciations and British royals cited as concerns during naming of 2019-20 winter storms
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Irish pronunciations and British royals cited as concerns during naming of 2019-20 winter storms

Oct 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,860 Views 21 Comments

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how this year’s storms were named.

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign
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'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 59,529 Views 261 Comments

In August, the NTA launched a week-long public campaign to highlight experiences of racism.

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising
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Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,407 Views 13 Comments

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

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years
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State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years

Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 34,167 Views 55 Comments

The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’.

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
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'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Sep 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,416 Views 71 Comments

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail
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# Off The Rails

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail

Sep 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 89,341 Views 42 Comments

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
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# Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,298 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
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Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,412 Views 36 Comments

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
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'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 53,892 Views 46 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
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Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,644 Views 23 Comments

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

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case
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Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

Jul 20th 2019, 10:00 PM 70,894 Views 89 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals
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Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

Jul 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,753 Views 164 Comments

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
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Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016

Jul 15th 2019, 8:32 PM 19,173 Views 25 Comments

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
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'I will never trust you again': Complaints to IFCO reveal dissatisfaction over Irish film classifications

Jul 14th 2019, 10:00 PM 35,304 Views 28 Comments

The office has received complaints about six films this year.

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'
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# Mortuary Controversy

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'

Jul 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,686 Views 19 Comments

Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals
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'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

Jun 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,337 Views 126 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.

'A massacre of nature': How members of the public alerted the government to out-of-season hedge cutting
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# Wildlife Act

'A massacre of nature': How members of the public alerted the government to out-of-season hedge cutting

Jun 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 71,044 Views 43 Comments

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
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Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted

Jun 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,960 Views 33 Comments

Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.

Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'
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# New Recruits

Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'

Jun 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,259 Views 24 Comments

The new campaign ran for three weeks in April at a cost of more than €400,000.