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From TheJournal.ie Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April Clusters

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

From TheJournal.ie Masturbation, sex toys and multiple partners: Emails show how the HSE drafted its Covid-19 sex guidelines Let's Talk About Sex

Masturbation, sex toys and multiple partners: Emails show how the HSE drafted its Covid-19 sex guidelines

The guidelines were drafted late in March after a radio interview by the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer.

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 Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff Hyde And Seek

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

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 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 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 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 €2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government Infertility

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million Oireachtas Printer

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million

The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.

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 New rules to ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years kick in on Monday Cyber Monday

New rules to ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years kick in on Monday

From next week, shoppers will be able to use more than one voucher per transaction.

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.

From TheJournal.ie UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British Emma DeSouza

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

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 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 OPW Brexit Unit begins consultation for Dublin Port inspection bays An Bord Pleanála

OPW Brexit Unit begins consultation for Dublin Port inspection bays

A decision on the consultation with An Bord Pleanála is due by 28 February next year.

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 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.

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