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# noteworthy - 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 29,391 Views 27 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 42,473 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 - 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 7,837 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 7,467 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 17,987 Views 15 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 8,794 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 25,630 Views 13 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 16,833 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 21,022 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 - 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 8,992 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 - 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 9,599 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 8,694 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 16,112 Views 15 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 4,907 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 28,059 Views 15 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 23,953 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 82,850 Views 96 Comments

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

# noteworthy - Sunday 1 November, 2020

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 13,809 Views 9 Comments

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

# noteworthy - Monday 26 October, 2020

'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 61,575 Views 26 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 63,734 Views 67 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 46,112 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 579 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 571 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy - Thursday 1 October, 2020

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 9,956 Views 11 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 15,705 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 - 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 15,417 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 - 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 11,119 Views 0 Comments

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

# noteworthy - 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 38,418 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 - Thursday 6 August, 2020

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 12,794 Views 3 Comments

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector

Aug 5th 2020, 12:02 AM 27,407 Views 15 Comments

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic

Aug 4th 2020, 12:02 AM 28,863 Views 16 Comments

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# noteworthy - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy

Aug 2nd 2020, 10:30 AM 13,595 Views 1 Comment

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and launched proposed projects on the Big Four, plastic waste and agri-subsidies.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo

Jul 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,365 Views 5 Comments

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Award Winning
# Award Winning

Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jul 1st 2020, 10:30 AM 4,335 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and recently launched projects on issues including racism and hedge cutting.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive
# Banks Of The Lee
# Banks Of The Lee

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive

Jun 17th 2020, 12:04 AM 33,465 Views 13 Comments

Cork controversy throws up major questions about how Ireland approaches flooding relief in the face of growing climate change threat.

# noteworthy - Monday 8 June, 2020

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jun 8th 2020, 7:30 PM 7,718 Views 0 Comments

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

# noteworthy - Monday 4 May, 2020

Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy

May 4th 2020, 7:30 PM 23,439 Views 1 Comment

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

# noteworthy - Monday 27 April, 2020

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland

Apr 27th 2020, 12:27 PM 23,453 Views 101 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation analyses complaints to uncover the main problems facing cyclists.

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist

Apr 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 83,732 Views 80 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals high risk areas in its analysis of 12 years of cyclist collision data.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 30,845 Views 10 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

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