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# tgip - Monday 13 September, 2021

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos
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# Greece

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos

Mon 10:51 PM 26,511 Views 29 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said their arrival had taken ‘longer than hoped’ due to Covid-19.

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
# EUSPA
# EUSPA

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,173 Views 3 Comments

EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.

# tgip - Friday 10 September, 2021

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,045 Views 0 Comments

And what will our first satellite in space do?

# tgip - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
# TGIP
# TGIP

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus

Sep 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,879 Views 52 Comments
  • Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
  • One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
  • This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.

# tgip - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?
# TGIP
# TGIP

What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?

Sep 8th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,260 Views 41 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at migration and the EU.

# tgip - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free
# Earth Bound
# Earth Bound

Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free

Sep 7th 2021, 11:44 AM 6,614 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll turned up some interesting answers.

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
# Engage
# Engage

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,309 Views 5 Comments

More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.

# tgip - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?

Sep 4th 2021, 10:00 PM 22,618 Views 11 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at space – so what did you learn?

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,697 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# tgip - Friday 3 September, 2021

Open Newsroom: Everything you want to know about space with Leo Enright
# Lunchtime Live
# Lunchtime Live

Open Newsroom: Everything you want to know about space with Leo Enright

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:00 PM 7,159 Views 0 Comments

Space commentator Leo Enright joins us to answer your questions and to discuss Ireland’s place in space.

# tgip - Friday 27 August, 2021

Watch: The Dubliner exploring the universe from his homemade observatory
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: The Dubliner exploring the universe from his homemade observatory

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,423 Views 9 Comments

Dave Grennan has discovered two asteroids, and three supernovae from the shed in his back garden.

# tgip - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
# Tgip Space
# Tgip Space

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'

Aug 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,375 Views 6 Comments

The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.

# tgip - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 18,354 Views 25 Comments

We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.

Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 40,671 Views 25 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at public transport – so what did you learn?

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil voters among least likely to support a congestion charge
# Driving The Price
# Driving The Price

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil voters among least likely to support a congestion charge

Aug 17th 2021, 6:03 PM 17,852 Views 53 Comments

Polling by Ireland Thinks and TGIP found that Green Party voters are the highest supporters of a congestion charge in Irish cities.

# tgip - Sunday 15 August, 2021

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
# TGIP Transport
# TGIP Transport

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,108 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

# tgip - Monday 9 August, 2021

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
# The Beaten Track
# The Beaten Track

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor

Aug 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,922 Views 67 Comments
  • The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
  • Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
  • The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.

# tgip - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin

Aug 8th 2021, 7:00 PM 24,244 Views 71 Comments

77% of Dubliners feel their area is well serviced by public transport – but in the midlands, 78% feel the exact opposite.

# tgip - Thursday 5 August, 2021

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
# Green Light
# Green Light

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown

Aug 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 23,482 Views 17 Comments
  • We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
  • From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,362 Views 19 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

# tgip - Monday 2 August, 2021

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# Left Behind Up Above
# Left Behind Up Above

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

Aug 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 21,862 Views 30 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.

# tgip - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

Jul 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,318 Views 47 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

Jul 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,929 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

# tgip - Saturday 24 July, 2021

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Jul 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,073 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

# tgip - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
# Fixer Upper
# Fixer Upper

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,427 Views 23 Comments

We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years
# That's The Ticket
# That's The Ticket

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years

Jul 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 55,621 Views 56 Comments
  • New ways to buy tickets and pay fares on public transport could be rolled out by 2023 or 2024.
  • A revised fare system includes the scrapping of Dublin Bus' 'stages'.
  • Cash will continue to be accepted while alternative options are developed.

# tgip - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland make all public transport free for everyone?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland make all public transport free for everyone?

Jul 20th 2021, 9:00 AM 40,002 Views 63 Comments

There are arguments for and against free public transport.

# tgip - Monday 19 July, 2021

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,552 Views 87 Comments

We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.

# tgip - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport

Jul 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,796 Views 23 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.

# tgip - Friday 16 July, 2021

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,266 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

# tgip - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Gentrification: the view from Dublin’s inner city
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Gentrification: the view from Dublin’s inner city

Jul 13th 2021, 5:24 PM 17,980 Views 0 Comments

Hosts of the Talking Bollox Podcast, Calvin O’Brien and Terence Power, say Dublin’s inner-city communities are being left behind.

# tgip - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 7th 2021, 3:49 PM 6,505 Views 11 Comments

Representatives from every major party joined us to discuss real solutions and answer your questions.

# tgip - Monday 5 July, 2021

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months

Jul 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,119 Views 4 Comments

“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”

Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?

Jul 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 19,523 Views 48 Comments
  • CJ McKinney examines whether the country's planning laws need reform.
  • A European Commission report shows a 96% correlation between the number of planning permission grants and the number of homes completed two years later.
  • But, there's a different outcome for so-called strategic housing developments.

# tgip - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'

Jun 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 9,387 Views 13 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said Nama should transfer its stake in the site to the council.

# tgip - Monday 28 June, 2021

What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000
# Ireland Thinks Poll
# Ireland Thinks Poll

What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000

Jun 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,308 Views 54 Comments
  • In an Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll, the Irish public mostly disagree with the government's assessment of 'affordable'.
  • Overall, 50% of the public suggested that a price between €200,000 and €299,000 was 'affordable'.
  • About 3% of respondents believed a property priced at over €600,000 was affordable.

# tgip - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Covid-19, Ireland and China: Why aren't we using the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19, Ireland and China: Why aren't we using the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines?

Jun 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 61,120 Views 22 Comments

Priscilla Lynch looks at Chinese-Irish relations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# tgip - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'China makes more noise': What the EU can learn from Australia's relationship with China
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'China makes more noise': What the EU can learn from Australia's relationship with China

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 15,015 Views 20 Comments

It may be that the hype around Chinese trade and the Communist Party’s fearsome reputation can exaggerate fears about the consequences of offending its leadership, writes CJ McKinney.

# tgip - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?
# Tgip Round Up
# Tgip Round Up

Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?

May 11th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,351 Views 4 Comments

For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the future of work after Covid-19.

# tgip - Sunday 9 May, 2021

New poll shows most office workers want to work from home 2 to 3 days per week post-pandemic
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

New poll shows most office workers want to work from home 2 to 3 days per week post-pandemic

May 9th 2021, 9:00 PM 35,009 Views 36 Comments

The Ireland Thinks poll found 20% of those working from home do so in their bedrooms.

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