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# foi - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'

Apr 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 13,323 Views 16 Comments

Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.

# foi - Sunday 21 March, 2021

USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'

Mar 21st 2021, 4:42 PM 43,895 Views 0 Comments

The data breach was one of 29 reported by the Garda Ombudsman over the past two years.

# foi - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity

Mar 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 81,997 Views 31 Comments

The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.

# foi - Thursday 18 February, 2021

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch

Feb 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,483 Views 69 Comments

Ireland was likely experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 cases earlier than officially reported.

# foi - Monday 8 February, 2021

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,655 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

# foi - Monday 1 February, 2021

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words

Feb 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 101,405 Views 52 Comments

A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.

# foi - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,969 Views 25 Comments

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

# foi - Friday 1 January, 2021

The power of information with a slice of horticulture: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

The power of information with a slice of horticulture: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jan 1st 2021, 12:01 PM 7,892 Views 0 Comments

Highlights include a series which helps you access data from public authorities and an investigation into horticulture labour practices.

# foi - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information

Dec 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 7,572 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.

# foi - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting the most from Freedom of Information requests
# Access To Information
# Access To Information

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting the most from Freedom of Information requests

Dec 29th 2020, 11:30 AM 8,899 Views 2 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how to use the FOI Act to access non-personal records.

# foi - Monday 28 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there

Dec 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 16,956 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how access your personal information from both public bodies and private companies.

# foi - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting environmental info from public authorities
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting environmental info from public authorities

Dec 27th 2020, 11:30 AM 9,101 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how to use AIE requests to access a world of biodiversity and climate information.

# foi - Saturday 26 December, 2020

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 39,607 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

# foi - Friday 25 December, 2020

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,598 Views 95 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

RTÉ says it's striving to improve Player amid complaints about 'frustrating' and 'ridiculous' service
# Streaming
# Streaming

RTÉ says it's striving to improve Player amid complaints about 'frustrating' and 'ridiculous' service

Dec 25th 2020, 5:00 PM 59,750 Views 82 Comments

“To say this is frustrating would be a gross understatement,” one viewer wrote.

# foi - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'Ridiculous' forecasting and 'offensive' lack of Northern Irish coverage: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2020
# Year In Weather
# Year In Weather

'Ridiculous' forecasting and 'offensive' lack of Northern Irish coverage: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2020

Dec 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,812 Views 37 Comments

Some people complained about Met Éireann’s predictions while others took issue with the website.

# foi - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy

Dec 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 4,929 Views 0 Comments

Learn how you can support Noteworthy this festive season to investigate the stories that matter to you.

# foi - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Government inaction on genomics and forestry on precious peat: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Government inaction on genomics and forestry on precious peat: Latest news from Noteworthy

Nov 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,825 Views 9 Comments

Two major investigations were published over the past month thanks to your continued support.

# foi - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'Ciara caused a lot of hassle': Irish pronunciation leaves Dutch tongue-tied in naming of 2020-21 storms
# Name Our Storms
# Name Our Storms

'Ciara caused a lot of hassle': Irish pronunciation leaves Dutch tongue-tied in naming of 2020-21 storms

Oct 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 25,837 Views 33 Comments

Irish, UK and Dutch meteorologists recently collaborated on the winter storm names.

# foi - Monday 5 October, 2020

Transport Department accused DCC of making 'allegations against State bodies' over traffic 'Wish List'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Transport Department accused DCC of making 'allegations against State bodies' over traffic 'Wish List'

Oct 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,846 Views 16 Comments

The Council had requested in its ‘Wish List’ to Minister Eamon Ryan that taxis be banned from a number of bus lanes in Dublin.

# foi - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy

Oct 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 9,964 Views 11 Comments

Your support means that Noteworthy can now also start investigating illegal hedgecutting.

# foi - Friday 25 September, 2020

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals

Sep 25th 2020, 4:51 PM 23,068 Views 3 Comments

The country’s highest court made the order in two rulings today.

# foi - Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Sep 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 50,121 Views 168 Comments

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# foi - Monday 7 September, 2020

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,826 Views 3 Comments

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

# foi - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?

Sep 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 11,125 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy is working on a several investigations and crowdfunding for new projects on dognapping and eating disorder treatment.

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year
# Assault
# Assault

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,472 Views 15 Comments

The log includes several near misses, a brawl with ‘quite a bit of blood’, and theft on trains and at stations.

# foi - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown

Aug 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,327 Views 37 Comments

Correspondence sent to Varadkar shows how the public reacted to the crisis in its initial weeks.

# foi - Monday 17 August, 2020

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,394 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

# foi - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy

Aug 2nd 2020, 10:30 AM 13,596 Views 1 Comment

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and launched proposed projects on the Big Four, plastic waste and agri-subsidies.

# foi - Saturday 1 August, 2020

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years
# Garda Convictions
# Garda Convictions

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years

Aug 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 41,177 Views 47 Comments

The convictions cover drink driving, misuse of drugs, sexual crime, and an offence under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act.

# foi - Monday 20 July, 2020

Revenue staff were warned not to use Zoom over fears taxpayer information would be harvested
# FOI
# FOI

Revenue staff were warned not to use Zoom over fears taxpayer information would be harvested

Jul 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,495 Views 6 Comments

IT staff in Revenue working on an advisory for employees developed a watch-list on reasons not to use Zoom.

# foi - Monday 6 July, 2020

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh

Jul 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,484 Views 48 Comments

DPER Secretary General Robert Watt told an official: “I don’t understand why we should not release the information.”

# foi - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Award Winning
# Award Winning

Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jul 1st 2020, 10:30 AM 4,335 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and recently launched projects on issues including racism and hedge cutting.

# foi - Sunday 21 June, 2020

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19
# Aviation
# Aviation

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19

Jun 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,347 Views 18 Comments

The airlines accounted for over 13% of air traffic at Ireland’s airports before the pandemic.

# foi - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,098 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# foi - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Information Commissioner calls for incoming government to 'improve' Freedom of Information Act
# Peter Tyndall
# Peter Tyndall

Information Commissioner calls for incoming government to 'improve' Freedom of Information Act

Jun 17th 2020, 6:10 AM 6,545 Views 6 Comments

Peter Tyndall was commenting as he published his officer’s annual report for 2019.

# foi - Monday 8 June, 2020

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jun 8th 2020, 7:30 PM 7,724 Views 0 Comments

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

# foi - Monday 25 May, 2020

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

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

May 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,885 Views 25 Comments

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

# foi - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

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

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

May 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 88,397 Views 41 Comments

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

# foi - Monday 4 May, 2020

Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy

May 4th 2020, 7:30 PM 23,440 Views 1 Comment

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

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