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# noteworthy-ie - Friday 21 February, 2020

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system
# Waiting For Therapy
# Waiting For Therapy

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Feb 21st 2020, 7:31 PM 18,514 Views 37 Comments

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Feb 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,273 Views 46 Comments

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Opinion: Cycling to work shouldn't feel like going to war but I still get flashbacks from being hit by car
# The Dangerous Commute
# The Dangerous Commute

Opinion: Cycling to work shouldn't feel like going to war but I still get flashbacks from being hit by car

Feb 12th 2020, 8:01 PM 23,214 Views 102 Comments

Joan O’Connell is fighting for safer cycling conditions after she was knocked off her bike by a 1.5-tonne seven-seater car.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Feb 6th 2020, 7:01 PM 8,930 Views 5 Comments

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 3 February, 2020

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn
# Bullying In Academia
# Bullying In Academia

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn

Feb 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 15,771 Views 5 Comments

Student reps say there is an “abusable culture” in academia and those suffering bullying are afraid to speak out.

Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy

Feb 3rd 2020, 1:15 PM 13,652 Views 8 Comments

There are four investigation proposals on their way to be funded soon, with two over 60% complete.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 27 January, 2020

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week
# Sick Of It
# Sick Of It

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week

Jan 27th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,962 Views 37 Comments

Families can spend over €100 per day on costs associated with having a child in hospital, according to a survey released today.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 20 January, 2020

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities
# Cut Down To Size
# Cut Down To Size

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities

Jan 20th 2020, 12:06 AM 42,144 Views 54 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees
# Cut Down To Size
# Cut Down To Size

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees

Jan 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 11,667 Views 5 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 17 January, 2020

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,214 Views 3 Comments

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 6 January, 2020

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jan 6th 2020, 10:36 AM 7,072 Views 2 Comments

There are 44 open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Dec 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,749 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall
# The Kilkenny Project
# The Kilkenny Project

A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall

Dec 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,414 Views 10 Comments

In the third part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we delve into the issues surrounding the controversial demolition of two historic houses and the gable wall that remains “encased in a tomb of steel girders”.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated"
# The Kilkenny Project
# The Kilkenny Project

A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated"

Dec 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,700 Views 12 Comments

In the second part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal that residual limestone aggregate remains in the protected River Nore following construction of a bridge that left the community of Kilkenny City divided.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 16 December, 2019

A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city
# The Kilkenny Project
# The Kilkenny Project

A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city

Dec 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,074 Views 25 Comments

In the first part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal the cost of the bridge more than doubled while Kilkenny County Council paid €7 million for two buildings in the centre of Kilkenny that are now valued at just €400,000.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:01 PM 4,634 Views 2 Comments

There are 35 investigation open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 2 December, 2019

Minister urged not to scrap special tax relief scheme for top executives of foreign companies
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

Minister urged not to scrap special tax relief scheme for top executives of foreign companies

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:05 AM 14,418 Views 31 Comments

Business Minister Heather Humphreys said ‘for reputational reasons’ the government should not remove the tax relief scheme.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding
# Digging A Hole
# Digging A Hole

Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding

Dec 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 55,207 Views 33 Comments

Solutions being put in place include a shallow trench and overflow pipe into the estuary.

Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions
# University Pay
# University Pay

Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions

Dec 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 10,464 Views 3 Comments

Lecturers in Irish third levels to picket in February, while those in Northern Ireland are in the middle of an eight-day dispute.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines
# Procurement
# Procurement

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Nov 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,869 Views 45 Comments

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned

Nov 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,971 Views 17 Comments

New documents have shown how the Passport Office considered its options before pulling the PSC as a mandatory requirement.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed

Nov 9th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,096 Views 43 Comments

Thousands of creatures including frogs, newts, and eels are thought to have been buried alive after silt was used to cover the site.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 8 November, 2019

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

Nov 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 20,024 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
# Still Unequal
# Still Unequal

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

Nov 6th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,017 Views 83 Comments

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

'Should we admit this is a gesture?': Staff at Trinity College called for clarity ahead of call out for more women sculptures
# FEMALE SCHOLARS
# FEMALE SCHOLARS

'Should we admit this is a gesture?': Staff at Trinity College called for clarity ahead of call out for more women sculptures

Nov 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,012 Views 33 Comments

The university has asked staff and students to nominate the first female scholar to be memorialised in a bust.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 4 November, 2019

Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Thanks To You
# Thanks To You

Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Nov 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 6,440 Views 5 Comments

Since April, we’ve published almost 50 articles which were funded directly by our readers.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,849 Views 8 Comments

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site
# Complaints
# Complaints

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 29,799 Views 0 Comments

One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:05 AM 21,177 Views 50 Comments

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'
# Impossible Search
# Impossible Search

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Oct 20th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,680 Views 22 Comments

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,201 Views 19 Comments

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Oct 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 47,517 Views 55 Comments

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
# Stretched
# Stretched

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

Oct 12th 2019, 11:00 PM 19,055 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 11 October, 2019

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens
# Citizenship By Descent
# Citizenship By Descent

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

Oct 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,037 Views 29 Comments

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign
# FOI
# FOI

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 59,476 Views 261 Comments

In August, the NTA launched a week-long public campaign to highlight experiences of racism.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times

Sep 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,582 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs was unwilling to make it a requirement.

High-earning multinational executives 'shocked' at Irish tax rates after their eligibility for special tax deal elapsed
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

High-earning multinational executives 'shocked' at Irish tax rates after their eligibility for special tax deal elapsed

Sep 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 58,337 Views 95 Comments

Eighteen people earning between €1 million and €10 million benefit from enormous tax write-offs under the scheme.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
# Transparency
# Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,072 Views 73 Comments

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Sep 17th 2019, 12:46 PM 9,411 Views 22 Comments

Since April, we’ve undertaken more than twenty projects, ten of which were funded directly by our readers.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?
# Premium Price
# Premium Price

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?

Sep 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,255 Views 21 Comments

Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.