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# noteworthy-ie - Monday 9 September, 2019

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'
# Slip And Sue
# Slip And Sue

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'

Sep 9th 2019, 12:01 AM 51,920 Views 58 Comments

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 6 September, 2019

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Sep 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,388 Views 71 Comments

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 2 September, 2019

More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Sep 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 17,502 Views 6 Comments

Ten sites purchased as part of the doomed decentralisation plan of 2003 remain in state hands more than a decade later.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 23 August, 2019

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Aug 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,306 Views 14 Comments

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room
# Belleek House
# Belleek House

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

Aug 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 20,579 Views 42 Comments

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Busier roads mean more crashes on the M50, but what junctions see the most serious collisions?
# Dublin
# Dublin

Busier roads mean more crashes on the M50, but what junctions see the most serious collisions?

Aug 17th 2019, 6:31 AM 57,483 Views 74 Comments

New figures spell out where incidents take place in the busy ring road.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?
# Dishonour
# Dishonour

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Aug 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,056 Views 39 Comments

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

High level of sports grants for Dublin was 'bringing government funding system into disrepute'
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

High level of sports grants for Dublin was 'bringing government funding system into disrepute'

Aug 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 38,595 Views 45 Comments

Civil servants in Shane Ross’s department warned that some sporting bodies were getting funded even though their applications were weak.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times
# Right To Know
# Right To Know

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times

Jul 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 34,459 Views 92 Comments

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 26 July, 2019

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Jul 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,823 Views 29 Comments

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Average of 30 TDs and senators a month getting Dáil bar and restaurant debts taken from salary
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Average of 30 TDs and senators a month getting Dáil bar and restaurant debts taken from salary

Jul 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 43,030 Views 56 Comments

New credit process brought in last year to Leinster House facilities sees tabs of more than two months automatically deducted.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 19 July, 2019

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction
# Hooked
# Hooked

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction

Jul 19th 2019, 12:10 AM 20,366 Views 14 Comments

As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 18 July, 2019

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry
# One Armed Bandits
# One Armed Bandits

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Jul 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,536 Views 34 Comments

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 15 July, 2019

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016
# Dead Meat
# Dead Meat

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016

Jul 15th 2019, 8:32 PM 19,171 Views 25 Comments

The meat was seized after failing to meet standards for import into Ireland.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?
# The Family Silver
# The Family Silver

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

Jul 14th 2019, 7:05 AM 33,637 Views 36 Comments

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 5 July, 2019

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Investigation
# Investigation

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Jul 5th 2019, 3:53 PM 11,128 Views 29 Comments

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 4 July, 2019

New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'
# Waterford
# Waterford

New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'

Jul 4th 2019, 12:03 AM 10,073 Views 30 Comments

Last month the HSE confirmed that funding of €5.7 million has been approved for the development.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws

Jun 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 46,679 Views 85 Comments

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Is enough being done to keep Dublin Bay safe for swimmers this summer?
# Septic Swim
# Septic Swim

Is enough being done to keep Dublin Bay safe for swimmers this summer?

Jun 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 11,708 Views 35 Comments

Malfunction at upgraded part of Ringsend plant, increased construction in the city and a leaky legacy are muddying the waters.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors
# Echo Chamber
# Echo Chamber

Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors

Jun 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,765 Views 35 Comments

Public was made aware of the site via tweets from Oireachtas Twitter account.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Garda management feared Sikh members could win discrimination cases over turban ban
# Uniform
# Uniform

Garda management feared Sikh members could win discrimination cases over turban ban

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 63,673 Views 119 Comments

Earlier this year the force announced a change to rules in relation to uniforms to allow the wearing of turbans and hijabs.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies

Jun 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 8,073 Views 14 Comments

An outbreak of infection recently saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies

Jun 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,827 Views 10 Comments

The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies
# Bug Outbreak
# Bug Outbreak

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies

Jun 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,379 Views 20 Comments

Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Jun 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,161 Views 66 Comments

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 3 June, 2019

The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?'
# Price Of Beauty
# Price Of Beauty

The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?'

Jun 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 65,721 Views 18 Comments

Demand for lip and facial fillers is booming across Ireland, fuelling concerns about rogue operators in the unregulated beauty industry.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

May 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,603 Views 25 Comments

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,484 Views 80 Comments

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

May 14th 2019, 11:18 AM 9,924 Views 22 Comments

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Sink or Swim: Inside the battle over access to the historic Clontarf Baths
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Sink or Swim: Inside the battle over access to the historic Clontarf Baths

May 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,675 Views 37 Comments

Locals hoped a redevelopment would return the pool to public use after decades of disrepair.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 3 May, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends

May 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 32,340 Views 109 Comments

Bon Secours Sisters say a €2.5 million donation towards excavation and memorial will be their only contribution to the state.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 26 April, 2019

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Apr 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,762 Views 53 Comments

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 19 April, 2019

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'

Apr 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,812 Views 21 Comments

A family’s address can decide whether their children get quick access to services like speech therapy – or flounder on waiting lists.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 12 April, 2019

Just under €2 million was spent on roof repairs at the Irish Embassy in London last year
# Picking Up The Tab
# Picking Up The Tab

Just under €2 million was spent on roof repairs at the Irish Embassy in London last year

Apr 12th 2019, 6:05 AM 11,542 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was a “significant project” at the building on 17 Grosvenor Place.

Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction
# Investigation
# Investigation

Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction

Apr 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 11,353 Views 10 Comments

The scheme was introduced as a key part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website
# First Day
# First Day

TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website

Apr 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 21,669 Views 55 Comments

The new platform will fund in-depth journalism based on suggestions from the public.

Protecting the protectors: Inside the Defence Forces' year-long mental health care crisis
# Investigation
# Investigation

Protecting the protectors: Inside the Defence Forces' year-long mental health care crisis

Apr 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,211 Views 5 Comments

The military has been without an in-house psychiatrist since May and an appointment is unlikely to be made until nearly 2020.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official
# Too Expensive
# Too Expensive

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official

Apr 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 58,137 Views 71 Comments

The watch, believed to be worth close to €8,000, may be sold and the money used for charitable purposes.

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA
# Jim Daly
# Jim Daly

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Apr 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 44,973 Views 84 Comments

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Announcing Noteworthy: creating, supporting and delivering stories that matter
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Announcing Noteworthy: creating, supporting and delivering stories that matter

Apr 3rd 2019, 5:00 PM 142 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy is a platform to help fund the type of in-depth journalism that the public wants to see.