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# 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 30,368 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 43,455 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 7,913 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 7,582 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 18,801 Views 15 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 8,938 Views 2 Comments

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

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU

Dec 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 26,001 Views 13 Comments

PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.

# noteworthy-ie - 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 16,992 Views 4 Comments

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

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
# Do Not Swim
# Do Not Swim

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,525 Views 11 Comments

Noteworthy analysis of EPA data shows that “do not swim” notices are an all too common occurrence at beaches across the country.

# noteworthy-ie - 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 9,154 Views 4 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
# Dognapped
# Dognapped

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts

Dec 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,417 Views 26 Comments

Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 18 December, 2020

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,859 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,863 Views 4 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,429 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
# Festive Waste
# Festive Waste

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,507 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

# noteworthy-ie - 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 4,940 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
# Lobby Power
# Lobby Power

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,776 Views 9 Comments

If a public official is lobbied while abroad there is no regulation to oversee this, writes policy expert.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 16 November, 2020

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed

Nov 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 28,605 Views 15 Comments

Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,180 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics

Nov 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 83,741 Views 96 Comments

Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 1 November, 2020

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
# This Hostel Life
# This Hostel Life

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation

Nov 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 30,749 Views 9 Comments

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.

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 13,831 Views 9 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 26 October, 2020

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,841 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

Oct 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 62,620 Views 27 Comments

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Oct 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 66,195 Views 67 Comments

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,597 Views 18 Comments

The Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to spend the money for eating disorder services on eating disorder services.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,074 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 648 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 636 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 9,993 Views 13 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

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 9,965 Views 11 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system
# Bonus Points
# Bonus Points

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system

Sep 30th 2020, 7:00 PM 44,299 Views 42 Comments

Professor Kathleen Lynch argues that a class divide is feeding injustice into our education system.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?
# Road To Reform
# Road To Reform

Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?

Sep 13th 2020, 9:30 AM 15,880 Views 18 Comments

Part two of Noteworthy series on victims of sexual crimes who speak out focuses on the poor mental health supports and outcomes for survivors.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice
# Road To Reform
# Road To Reform

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice

Sep 12th 2020, 9:30 AM 15,862 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of sexual crimes tell Noteworthy investigation what needs to change to give victims a chance to find a voice, justice – and peace.

# noteworthy-ie - 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 14,840 Views 3 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - 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 11,128 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
# Solving Solar
# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,354 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
# Assessing Autism
# Assessing Autism

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

Aug 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,962 Views 17 Comments

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
# Birth Place
# Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 26,966 Views 16 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
# Lowering Standards
# Lowering Standards

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Aug 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,882 Views 13 Comments

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.