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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015 Irish Water

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin Vaccine Rates

HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin

The substantial variation needs further investigation, the report says.

From TheJournal.ie State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years' Mortuary Controversy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths' Vaccine Myths

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn Equal Pay

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals Co Living

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn Rural Wifi

'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn

Government announced that it is to proceed with its plans for the €3 billion NBP

From TheJournal.ie Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted FOI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies Bug Outbreak

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies Exclusive

Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws Drink Driving

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese Right To Know

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.

From TheJournal.ie The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?' Price Of Beauty

The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?'

Demand for lip and facial fillers is booming across Ireland, fuelling concerns about rogue operators in the unregulated beauty industry.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin The Green Ebb

'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin

Noeleen Reilly resigned from the party in 2018, citing a failure of the leadership to deal with a campaign of bullying against her.