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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 Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started Clondalkin Towers

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

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

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

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

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 'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park Dodder Valley Park

'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park

New recreational facilities are set to be built in Dodder Valley Park.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign FOI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU Trade Mission

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU

Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.

From TheJournal.ie Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick Brexit Party

Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick

The Irish government’s refusal to outline what a hard border would look like in a no-deal Brexit has caused confusion among Brexiteers.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant' Brexit

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'

Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Exclusive

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

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 Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court Mohammed Dahlan

Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court

Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising HIQA

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

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

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 Council orders removal of second Subset mural in Dublin David Attenborough

Council orders removal of second Subset mural in Dublin

A mural of David Attenborough is the second mural by the artist collective to have fallen foul of the council in recent weeks.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation Dublin

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

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

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 State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law Unfair Dismissals Act

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law

A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law.

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 Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away' National Broadband Plan

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

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 North Dublin apartment block refused planning permission following objection from local pub An Bord Pleanála

North Dublin apartment block refused planning permission following objection from local pub

The Bald Eagle raised concerns that the block would negatively impact its business.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission Data Breach

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs Delays

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

From TheJournal.ie No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds Data Protection Commissioner

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds

The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.

From TheJournal.ie Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups Contraception

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups

Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

From TheJournal.ie David Taylor will have to pay almost a third of his legal costs over the Disclosures Tribunal Former Garda

David Taylor will have to pay almost a third of his legal costs over the Disclosures Tribunal

The former head of the garda press office was heavily criticised in the Disclosures Tribunal’s report.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands Homelessness

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

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 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 'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents' Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

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