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Posts Tagged ‘Fianna Fail’

The day in FoIA: data breaches, police abuse and the Tate Modern’s turbine

Data breaches 10 times worse, say ICO figures

Data breaches in the UK have increased tenfold in the past five years, figures from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reveal.

In local government the increase was 1,609% and within the NHS …

The student loan repayment scandal, post office closures in the North-East and FOIA news from Ireland to Australia

Thousands of ex-students over-pay loans

The controversial company in charge of collecting student loan repayments for the Government has taken tens of millions of pounds extra from unwitting graduates. Tens of thousands of people have been advised to apply for …

NHS hospital paid £20,000 a week for agency doctor

NHS trusts have spent more than a billion pounds a year on temporary clinical staff since 2009, the Telegraph reports. Staff shortages in hospitals are blamed on the European Working Time Directive, which introduced a maximum 48-hour-week in Aug 2009, …

Sunday and Monday’s top FoIA stories

Cameron’s Big Society in lack of support

David Cameron’s Big Society plan which urges workers to contribute financially to charities doesn’t seem to move lots of his peers. According to the Daily Mirror, a FoIA request revealed just four …