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# Investigation

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Investigation
Two men in their 20s killed after car collides with articulated truck in Co Mayo
The crash happened shortly before midnight in the Facefield area of Mayo.
# Northumberland
Boy, 16, charged with murder over fatal stabbing of teenage girl in UK
Holly Newton, 15, was found injured in Hexham on Friday afternoon and later died in hospital.
Last month
January 2023
# Investigation
BBC chairman set to be grilled by UK MPs amid questions over Boris Johnson loan
BBC chairman Richard Sharp has said that he believed his selection process was conducted ‘by the book’.
# Gardaí
Gardaí appeal for information on fatal assault of man in Finglas yesterday
Two men in their 30s arrested as part of the investigation remain in Garda custody.
# Cork
Body found in Mallow may have been inside boarded-up house for 'some time'
The premises is a house that is believed to have been boarded up for several years.
# Investigation
Fifa chief Infantino quizzed by Swiss prosecutors
The boss of world football has been facing proceedings since July 2020.
# Probe
FA to investigate suspicious betting patterns in Arsenal’s win at Oxford
The betting patterns centre around a 59th-minute booking.
# TAKING ACTION
FA launches investigation after alleged homophobic chanting at Old Trafford
The chant was seemingly directed at Everton manager Frank Lampard during the second half of the match against Manchester United.
# Investigation
Report says Gio Reyna's parents sparked US Soccer investigation into coach Gregg Berhalter
Berhalter and former US captain Claudio Reyna played together on youth and high school teams.
# System Overload
Strength of gay community response to monkeypox was ‘key’ in controlling outbreak
After Covid, monkeypox was the first big test for Ireland’s public health system. How did we fare – and what can we learn?
THE MORNING LEAD
Public health reform taking off - but success depends on State tackling inequality
A report by
Peter McGuire
Targets for recruiting public health staff are mainly on track, an investigation by Noteworthy reports.
This follows two decades of campaigning, with experts saying initial improvements are only the beginning
Data collection and analysis lag behind, with improved systems vital to make an impact
Expert: 'Public health medicine doctors were treated as second-class professionals for a long time'
# parking pressure
Government commitment to reduce hospital parking charges ‘not prioritised’
Despite repeated promises, little progress has been made to prevent the cost of hospital parking falling on the most vulnerable.
A HSE implementation plan to reduce parking charges was written in 2019 but 'has been superseded by the passage of time'
It would cost at least €4.75 million to cap daily charges at €10
Advocate: 'It would be an easy win for the government'
THE MORNING LEAD
Unpublished pensions report shows roll back on Climate Action Plan measure
A report by
Lauren Boland
Ambition for tighter scrutiny regarding the investment of pension funds in fossil fuels was quietly rolled back only months after the target was set.
Noteworthy reveals contents of unpublished government report on a proposal for tighter scrutiny on pension fund investment in fossil fuels
Before a working group had met to examine this proposed measure, it was deemed 'not prudent'
Several matters recommended by the report have not come to fruition but the measure is marked as complete
Last year
2022
# Mahon
Man (40s) dies after being found unconscious in Cork
The man, aged in his 40s, received treatment at the scene before being rushed to University Hospital Cork.
# Odisha
Indian police say Russian who died after allegedly criticising Ukraine war 'likely fell to his death'
The politician reportedly said in the summer that a Russian missile bombardment on Ukraine was ‘terrorism’.
THE MORNING LEAD
Soft plastic is being collected but almost all burned in Irish kilns or recycled abroad
A report by
Alice Chambers
Guidelines changed in 2021 to allow soft plastic in our recycling bins – Noteworthy investigates what happens to it.
An estimated 9,000 tonnes of additional soft plastic recycled in 2022
Almost all Irish household soft plastic that does get recycled is shipped abroad
EPA: Ireland is ‘in danger’ of missing 2025 plastic packaging recycling targets
# Drogheda
Investigation continues into death of man in Co Louth in 'unexplained circumstances'
The man, aged in his 40s, was discovered with serious injuries on Thursday.
# Investigation
Police probe coin attack on 15-year-old girl at Man City-Liverpool tie
Earlier today, the clubs released a joint statement condemning ‘wholly unacceptable’ incidents during last night’s Carabao Cup clash.
# Investigation
Three people hospitalised following serious Limerick car crash
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.
# Lebanon
Two soldiers who received minor injuries in Lebanon convoy attack discharged from hospital
Private Seán Rooney was killed in the attack and Trooper Shane Kearney was critically injured.
# Investigation
What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
An investigation into the incident, which occurred during a routine patrol, is underway.
# Investigation
Gardaí arrest sixth person over Cherry Orchard ramming incident
A young male has been detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.
# Donald Trump
Trump Organisation convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
It could be fined up to 1.6 million dollars.
# Investigation
Gardaí launch investigation after body of man found in house in Cork
The body of the man was discovered yesterday.
THE MORNING LEAD
'We had to eat leftover meat and fish': Modern slavery in the Irish fishing industry
A report by
Maria Delaney and Geela Garcia
Migrant fishers who left vessels due to exploitative treatment ‘ignored’ in recent cross-departmental review.
Inspection reports reveal potential trafficking and deficiencies relating to hours of work and rest
Researcher: "The problems in Ireland can be traced to very specific policies and laws here"
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?
Navy boardings find 10 fishing vessels almost fully crewed by migrant fishers
THE MORNING LEAD
Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
A report by
Maria Delaney and Geela Garcia
Our investigation finds 35 referrals of human trafficking in sector – but no prosecutions.
US report states Ireland has systemic deficiencies in victim identification, referral and assistance
Alleged trafficking victim: "It hurt. I felt the punch land. I told him if he did that again I’d report him."
# Waterside
PSNI investigating claim Arm na Poblachta responsible for Derry security alert
A “viable explosive decide” was left in a hijacked vehicle outside Waterside police station in Derry on Sunday, 20 November.
# Cork
Woman arrested in investigation into discovery of man's body eight months ago released
A file will now be sent to the DPP.
# Investigation
Consumer protection watchdog finds no evidence of fuel price gouging earlier this year
The CCPC said it received over 200 complaints by consumers over the price of fuel.
# Investigation
Garda suspended after unmarked official car involved in single-vehicle collision
Gardaí stationed at the Bridewell arrested the garda, and a sample was taken.
# Gardaí
Man (30s) arrested after woman found dead in Meath apartment
The woman is understood to be in her 30s.
# Allegations
Four new complaints made to Gardaí over alleged Spiritans abuse this week
The leader of the Spiritans in Ireland has apologised to ‘those who have been grievously hurt’.
# Catholic Church
Vatican to launch preliminary abuse investigation into French cardinal
Jean-Pierre Ricard, a long-standing bishop of Bordeaux, admitted to a “reprehensible” act on a 14-year-old.
THE MORNING LEAD
Revolving Door: Revealing the relationship between government officials and lobbyists
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald and Stephen McDermott
At least 86 individuals who held senior positions in government have lobbied once or more since 2015.
Extent of lobbying by former senior public officials in Ireland revealed for the first time
At least 86 individuals who held senior positions in government have lobbied at least once since 2015
Expert: "The current one year cooling-off period is, in our view, inadequate"
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What are the problems with lobbying in Ireland?
Former Government officials' details missing from hundreds of lobbying returns
# Investigation
Investigation launched after Dublin Bus filmed driving down footpath to avoid traffic
The incident happened on Tuesday morning in the Dublin 6 area.
THE MORNING LEAD
Former Government officials' details missing from hundreds of lobbying returns
A report by
Stephen McDermott and Cormac Fitzgerald
Noteworthy and The Journal find almost 400 occasions where former Government officials incorrectly appeared as ‘ordinary’ lobbyists.
Former Government officials incorrectly appeared as 'ordinary' lobbyists on almost 400 occasions
Dozens of lobbyists said issues were down to an error and Sipo had been contacted to update returns
Expert: "The returns are not complete" and it is important for Sipo to pursue this
# Investigation
Leo Varadkar says Sipo has decided not to investigate him over GP contract leak
The DPP confirmed it would not be prosecuting the Tánaiste over the controversy in July.
# birdwatch ireland
Charities Regulator identifies several financial oversight failings at Birdwatch Ireland
The regulator was informed of concerns at the charity in 2019.
# Investigation
Police raid French Rugby World Cup HQ as legal probe opened
The dysfunctions in the World Cup organising committee are an unwelcome embarrassment for France as it also prepares to host the 2024 Olympics.
# Burglary
Gardaí arrest 28 people in burglary crackdown in South Dublin
The arrests came as part of Operation Thor.