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# noteworthy-ie - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

22 hours ago 9,217 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 7 May, 2021

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit

Fri 10:24 AM 8,438 Views 17 Comments
  • Almost 30,000 bikes were stolen over the past five years, with an average of 70% of thefts occurring in Dublin, writes Noteworthy reporter Maria Delaney
  • While violent bike thefts increased by 65% in 2020, overall bike thefts were almost unchanged nationally
  • Provisional figures "suggest a marked decrease" in bike thefts up to March this year

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 6 May, 2021

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year

Thu 12:01 AM 50,397 Views 46 Comments
  • There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
  • Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the past month
  • A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade

Tue 9:30 AM 8,702 Views 13 Comments

Noteworthy shows that State revenue from an EU carbon trading scheme went into controversial forestry programme and a rural transport scheme.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 3 May, 2021

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public

May 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 17,688 Views 9 Comments
  • Companies are starting to volunteer their emissions data but State bodies slow to reveal all details to public, writes Niall Sargent.
  • While emissions levels are falling in many sectors, Noteworthy analysis shows that sectors such as agriculture and aviation are stagnating or growing.
  • Ireland is doing well on finding energy efficiencies but there is still a mountain to climb.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats

May 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 26,362 Views 39 Comments

As the biodiversity crisis gathers pace, researcher Ray O’Foghlu explains how both farmers and environmentalists struggle with contradictory land eligibility rules.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
# Rehab Wait
# Rehab Wait

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed

Apr 28th 2021, 12:01 AM 17,139 Views 38 Comments

Over 60% are on the waiting list for at least nine months.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum
# Lost For Words
# Lost For Words

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum

Apr 24th 2021, 7:01 PM 12,835 Views 2 Comments

Mary Phelan writes that lack of accredited training and poor service are having huge consequences and must be addressed by the State.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Noteworthy investigations expose environmental issues and analyse far-right activity
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Noteworthy investigations expose environmental issues and analyse far-right activity

Apr 22nd 2021, 12:30 PM 6,122 Views 9 Comments

The investigative platform completed five projects so far this year, thanks to your contributions.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 16 April, 2021

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children

Apr 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 50,914 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy finds that pleas for help from women impacted by valproate (Epilim) continue to be dismissed.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,322 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 11 April, 2021

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process

Apr 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,688 Views 14 Comments

Records released to Noteworthy show that the State was warned it is not doing enough to ensure environmental risks from forestry “are a thing of the past”.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector

Apr 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,849 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues

Apr 7th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,959 Views 10 Comments

Noteworthy finds inspections of fishing vessels dropped by 30% in 2020, with a drop of over 60% sea boardings by the Naval Service.

Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation

Apr 7th 2021, 8:25 PM 71 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights

Apr 7th 2021, 7:01 PM 21,309 Views 0 Comments

Youth Against Racism and Inequality (YARI) activist writes that immigrants and people of colour are leading the force for change internationally.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact

Apr 6th 2021, 8:30 PM 45,875 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy reveals over 30 tonnes of threatened fish were discarded in one year, including the endangered basking shark and critically endangered skates.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 5 April, 2021

The N6 ring road: Solution or dead end for Galway congestion crisis?
# Dead End
# Dead End

The N6 ring road: Solution or dead end for Galway congestion crisis?

Apr 5th 2021, 12:03 AM 65,012 Views 67 Comments

Noteworthy and The Journal take a deep dive into the controversial infrastructure plan which awaits green light from planners.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,070 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 27 March, 2021

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
# Wild Horses
# Wild Horses

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,443 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 37,971 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app

Mar 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 27,649 Views 0 Comments

Final part in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland analyses the growth of US-style tactics used by Irish influencers on the platform.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 15 March, 2021

Online ‘doxxing’ campaigns leading to harassment and death threats
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Online ‘doxxing’ campaigns leading to harassment and death threats

Mar 15th 2021, 8:30 PM 27,318 Views 12 Comments

A tactic imported from the US, personal information is published online to ‘target’ individuals who campaign against far-right groups.

Ireland’s far-right using anti-lockdown movement to smuggle in its own agenda
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Ireland’s far-right using anti-lockdown movement to smuggle in its own agenda

Mar 15th 2021, 12:03 AM 48,020 Views 0 Comments

The second in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland looks at the intersection between online campaigns and the move to the streets.

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 12:02 AM 19,692 Views 0 Comments

The first in a four-part investigation into the growth of far-right activity online in Ireland explores how an anti-immigration agenda infiltrated local activism.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 22 February, 2021

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 73,833 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy finds biodiversity in a battle with some farming practices – and a low level of accountability demanded by the Department of Agriculture.

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 45,696 Views 59 Comments

Noteworthy discovers rich hedgerow resource cut back by local authorities during bird nesting season.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,074 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 13 February, 2021

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,392 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 31 January, 2021

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?

Jan 31st 2021, 11:00 AM 9,087 Views 10 Comments

In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,758 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

Jan 16th 2021, 7:01 PM 31,377 Views 66 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,037 Views 7 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,105 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 4 January, 2021

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,218 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 2 January, 2021

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 43,263 Views 60 Comments

A surge in cycling happened during the pandemic but new infrastructure was not evenly spread and may not be here to stay.

# noteworthy-ie - 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 7,902 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - 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 7,575 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.

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns
# Timber Trouble
# Timber Trouble

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,701 Views 16 Comments

Noteworthy analysis reveals serious concerns remain over environmental assessments undertaken by the State prior to granting plantation forestry licences.

# noteworthy-ie - 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 8,914 Views 2 Comments

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

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