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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines Procurement

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

From TheJournal.ie Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day Irish Water

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.

From TheJournal.ie A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400 Renting

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400

Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.

From TheJournal.ie HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment No Appointments

HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment

A number of regions have closed GP panel lists due to capacity.

From TheJournal.ie If everyone with a TV paid their licence fee in 2018, RTÉ would have an extra €32 million Rte Cuts

If everyone with a TV paid their licence fee in 2018, RTÉ would have an extra €32 million

As RTÉ restructures its organisation with staff cuts and asset sales, there’s a new focus on Ireland’s high TV licence evasion rates.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred' Steven Anderson

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital Mumps

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

From TheJournal.ie Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial Porn Block

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets Track Record

'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets

The British-owned firm began operating 24 routes in Ireland in September 2018.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé Hyde And Seek

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising Central Bank Forecast

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

From TheJournal.ie Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin Childcare

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect? Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin Extinction Rebellion

'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin

Protesters are planning to block roads and cause disruption around the capital next week.

From TheJournal.ie Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget Budget 2020

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget

A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.

From TheJournal.ie No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year Brexit

No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year

The HPRA will state that no major supply concerns have been identified to date.

From TheJournal.ie Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy' Public Services Card

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency Clár Funding

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency

Mayo received over 10% of the total money awarded as part of the Clár funding scheme since 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

From TheJournal.ie Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish Emma DeSouza

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about freedom of expression': Inside the battle between planners and Irish street artists Subset

'It's about freedom of expression': Inside the battle between planners and Irish street artists

Many have expressed frustration at the use of planning laws to remove street murals in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests Gemma O'Doherty

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail Off The Rails

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.

From TheJournal.ie Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets Vaccine

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites Data Protection

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries Allegations

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status Vaccine

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down. Deep Retrofit Scheme

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important HPV Vaccine

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times Right To Know

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times Exclusive

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

From TheJournal.ie Hyde & Seek creche owner ordered to pay damages over standard of rental accommodation in 2013 Hyde And Seek

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.

From TheJournal.ie Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Creches

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Exclusive

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

From TheJournal.ie Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge Childcare

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis' Overcrowding

Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis' Exclusive

An outbreak of infection earlier this year saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

From TheJournal.ie Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county? Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

From TheJournal.ie The Class of '16: The advisers from Enda Kenny's government, where are they now? Behind The Scenes

The Class of '16: The advisers from Enda Kenny's government, where are they now?

Most are still in politics but a significant number have made the jump to the corporate world.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern' Abortion

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.

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