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Internal report from National Maternity Hospital warning of serious risk to patients from breakdown of obsolete scanner

An internal report from the country’s largest maternity hospital warned that parts from an obsolete scanner could become dislodged and land on a new-born infant with “catastrophic” effect. The fluoroscopy machine at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street has been in use since 2006 and was supposed to be replaced before it was ten… Read More »

A datadump of all purchase orders worth more than €20,000 for the Dept of Justice in 2019 – including €131 million in payments for direct provision accommodation

This is a list of all purchase orders of more than €20,000 from the Department of Justice in 2019. A huge portion of the bill related to the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers in the direct provision system. The other expenditure – on IT, media services, transport etc – is all general spending by… Read More »

Data Protection Commissioner wanted to provide “guarantee of absolute confidentiality” to technology giants

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, the Data Protection Commissioner was only partially included as part of the new law. This means that only administrative records from the office can be sought under FOI and that all other records relating to investigations, including high-profile ones like those into Facebook and the Public Services Card,… Read More »

Right To Know and Public.Resource.Org initiate legal action against the European Commission

Today, Right To Know – in collaboration with US access to information NGO Public.Resource.Org (“Public Resource”) – announced they have initiated legal action against the European Commission at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Right To Know and Public Resource are seeking from the European Commission access to descriptions of certain technical… Read More »