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Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

4 hours ago 4,757 Views 15 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

# the-good-information-project - Friday 24 June, 2022

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
# Explainer
# Explainer

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU

Fri 9:30 PM 8,334 Views 7 Comments

Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?
# EU Quiz
# EU Quiz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?

Wed 8:30 PM 25,117 Views 7 Comments

How much do ‘EU’ know?

Safety first: EU's product safety rules based on prevention rather than prohibition
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

Safety first: EU's product safety rules based on prevention rather than prohibition

Wed 2:00 PM 5,133 Views 3 Comments

European standards for safety of products have became a world leader in protecting consumers.

The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?
# European Union
# European Union

The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?

Wed 10:43 AM 2,581 Views 2 Comments

Where is the EU leading us on climate and common defence?

# the-good-information-project - Monday 20 June, 2022

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
# Register
# Register

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years

Jun 20th 2022, 9:30 AM 4,271 Views 3 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way

Jun 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,856 Views 21 Comments

The proposal would see Ireland retain its 13 MEP seats – but also vote for MEPs in a new pan-European constituency.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 16 June, 2022

The European Parliament has the second largest electorate in the world. How does it actually work?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The European Parliament has the second largest electorate in the world. How does it actually work?

Jun 16th 2022, 8:00 PM 6,817 Views 8 Comments

Historically, the Parliament lacked legislative power – but the Lisbon Treaty aimed to fix that.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe
# The Journal Live
# The Journal Live

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe

Jun 15th 2022, 8:15 PM 5,454 Views 3 Comments

Our youth audience heard from MEPs and European expert on how they work – and challenged them on how EU should tackle issues such as climate change.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Explainer: If you want to go work in another country in the EU, what exactly do you need to know?
# Work Abroad
# Work Abroad

Explainer: If you want to go work in another country in the EU, what exactly do you need to know?

Jun 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 15,273 Views 4 Comments

“It’s not the big deal that it would have been 20 years ago.”

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,525 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

# the-good-information-project - Friday 10 June, 2022

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU

Jun 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,174 Views 16 Comments

Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: Brexit - how it will continue to affect us
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Good Information Podcast: Brexit - how it will continue to affect us

Jun 8th 2022, 10:42 AM 3,180 Views 0 Comments

Brexit continues to complicate matters in Ireland. Can we overcome it?

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Invitation to The Journal Live event in Galway: The EU and You
# Galway
# Galway

Invitation to The Journal Live event in Galway: The EU and You

Jun 7th 2022, 2:45 PM 4,988 Views 0 Comments

Join our expert EU panel to explore what is happening in Europe that Irish citizens – especially our younger generation – should know about.

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
# Voting
# Voting

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?

Jun 7th 2022, 10:00 AM 20,242 Views 36 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

# the-good-information-project - Monday 6 June, 2022

Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?

Jun 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 22,108 Views 68 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

Ireland + the EU: 50 years after Ireland voted to join, how is the relationship between the two?
# Special Relationship
# Special Relationship

Ireland + the EU: 50 years after Ireland voted to join, how is the relationship between the two?

Jun 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,996 Views 42 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 5 June, 2022

More work to be done: The complexities, wins and major problems of the Irish healthcare system
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

More work to be done: The complexities, wins and major problems of the Irish healthcare system

Jun 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 11,052 Views 17 Comments

The Good Information Project turned its focus to Ireland’s healthcare system over the past month.

Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”
# The Change
# The Change

Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”

Jun 5th 2022, 7:30 AM 35,517 Views 19 Comments

After decades in the shadows, the menopause is finally starting to get the attention it merits.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?

Jun 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,880 Views 28 Comments

“The whole point of waiting lists is that you can’t fix them in a year.”

# the-good-information-project - Friday 3 June, 2022

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU
# Comparison
# Comparison

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:00 PM 31,720 Views 43 Comments

Our interactive graphs showing where Ireland ranks compared to other EU countries.

The Good Information Podcast: Migration - a contentious issue facing the EU and Ireland
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: Migration - a contentious issue facing the EU and Ireland

Jun 3rd 2022, 10:01 AM 4,413 Views 3 Comments

Are the EU’s policies towards migration helping those in need – or just the EU?

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 10,623 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role
# Patient Advocacy
# Patient Advocacy

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role

Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 7,339 Views 2 Comments

Patients have been kept on the outside of their healthcare experience; they should be promoted to educators and decision-makers.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Watch our LIVE event: How to build gender and sex equity in healthcare
# TGIP Live
# TGIP Live

Watch our LIVE event: How to build gender and sex equity in healthcare

May 31st 2022, 9:55 AM 3,493 Views 0 Comments

Peggy Maguire, Director of the European Institute of Women’s Health, on a quarter century of fighting for more data, more presence and more voice for women in health.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 29 May, 2022

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?

May 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,040 Views 15 Comments

What role do charities play in providing mental health supports in Ireland?

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 28 May, 2022

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
# Impact
# Impact

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland

May 28th 2022, 1:00 PM 6,451 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.

# the-good-information-project - Friday 27 May, 2022

WATCH: Open Newsroom - The power of patient advocacy in healthcare
# Patient Power
# Patient Power

WATCH: Open Newsroom - The power of patient advocacy in healthcare

May 27th 2022, 7:00 PM 4,857 Views 1 Comment

Watch our Open Newsroom session on how the patient advocacy movement could revolutionise health services – if they are listened to.

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

May 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 19,005 Views 25 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'

May 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,703 Views 11 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors are currently balloting on whether to take industrial action over their working conditions.

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?

May 24th 2022, 10:57 AM 8,752 Views 2 Comments

Covid transformed Ireland’s working culture. The Good Information Podcast can tell you what that means for you.

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

May 24th 2022, 12:04 AM 12,322 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 22 May, 2022

‘We don’t stigmatise other conditions in the way that we stigmatise the problem of excess body weight'
# Obesity
# Obesity

‘We don’t stigmatise other conditions in the way that we stigmatise the problem of excess body weight'

May 22nd 2022, 7:00 AM 27,668 Views 68 Comments

There is frustration over the lack of resources for obesity treatment in Ireland.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 21 May, 2022

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 17,967 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

The Good Information Project is launching The Good Information Podcast
# TGIP
# TGIP

The Good Information Project is launching The Good Information Podcast

May 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 3,347 Views 0 Comments

Catch up with all of the in-depth, original reporting from The Good Information Project.

# the-good-information-project - Friday 20 May, 2022

Would it work here: Could Ireland bring in a national electronic healthcare record for everyone?
# Health System
# Health System

Would it work here: Could Ireland bring in a national electronic healthcare record for everyone?

May 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,538 Views 31 Comments

Electronic healthcare records are already in place in several European countries.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,625 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

# the-good-information-project - Monday 16 May, 2022

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave
# Out Of Here
# Out Of Here

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave

May 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,660 Views 25 Comments
  • The problem is not unique to Ireland but there are a lot of push factors in the Irish healthcare system, according to staff
  • The situation is radically different in other countries, say nurses, doctors and physios who have left Ireland
  • " I was in a theatre all day with one surgeon and I worked every day with him for a year and he didn’t know my name."

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 15 May, 2022

More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse

May 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,910 Views 36 Comments
  • People on lower incomes and without health insurance were most likely to say that Ireland's healthcare system is worsening
  • People earning over €80,000 were most likely to say that the system has stayed the same
  • However, responses were split when it came to people's individual experiences of the system, reports Jack White

# the-good-information-project - Friday 13 May, 2022

Explainer: What exactly is Sláintecare? And is it working?
# Lot Done More To Do
# Lot Done More To Do

Explainer: What exactly is Sláintecare? And is it working?

May 13th 2022, 9:30 PM 17,926 Views 13 Comments

It’s probably the most radical overhaul of Ireland’s healthcare system ever. Five years in, what’s working? And what isn’t?

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