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# the-good-information-project - Yesterday’s News

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
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# The Good Information Project

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'

4 hours ago 6,029 Views 6 Comments

One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

17 hours ago 15,007 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants
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# The Good Information Project

Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants

18 hours ago 10,024 Views 5 Comments

Organisations working on behalf of migrants have said the EU’s new Migration Pact is still an example of ‘Fortress Europe’.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
# Brazilians In Ireland
# Brazilians In Ireland

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'

Sat 8:00 PM 48,789 Views 31 Comments

What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans

Sat 12:05 AM 19,084 Views 36 Comments

Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
# TGIP
# TGIP

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

Thu 12:05 AM 16,112 Views 31 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?

Tue 8:00 PM 12,934 Views 10 Comments

A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,511 Views 0 Comments

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Climate change: number of people displaced by extreme weather events likely 'underestimated'
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Climate change: number of people displaced by extreme weather events likely 'underestimated'

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,681 Views 5 Comments

Some 859,000 Europeans will be displaced by climate change per year, according to recent estimates.

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,268 Views 3 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 16 September, 2021

'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?
# Migration
# Migration

'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?

Sep 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,208 Views 7 Comments

The pact has yet to be adopted and there is currently no unified migration and asylum plan for all member states.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 10:14 AM 15,200 Views 27 Comments

The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.

# the-good-information-project - Monday 13 September, 2021

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

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos

Sep 13th 2021, 10:51 PM 26,682 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 5,205 Views 3 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 11 September, 2021

FactFind: What are the migration trends into Europe?
# The New Silk Roads
# The New Silk Roads

FactFind: What are the migration trends into Europe?

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,357 Views 2 Comments

Applications for refugee status increased dramatically after the Syrian humanitarian crisis in 2015, and dipped at the beginning of the pandemic.

# the-good-information-project - 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 3,055 Views 0 Comments

And what will our first satellite in space do?

# the-good-information-project - 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 26,987 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.

# the-good-information-project - 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 11,301 Views 41 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'
# Live Long And Prosper
# Live Long And Prosper

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'

Sep 7th 2021, 6:30 PM 5,908 Views 1 Comment

Thanks for travelling with us – we’ll see you in the next phase.

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 6,627 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 9,422 Views 5 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - Monday 6 September, 2021

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m

Sep 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 12,688 Views 15 Comments

Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.

# the-good-information-project - 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 22,664 Views 11 Comments

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

What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?

Sep 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,241 Views 11 Comments

It’s about cash and credibility as much as chasing comets.

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 22,891 Views 15 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - 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 7,175 Views 0 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - Monday 30 August, 2021

Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?
# The Irish Frontier
# The Irish Frontier

Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?

Aug 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,872 Views 13 Comments
  • Experts say space exploration isn't a government priority - but that it could be as space travel intensifies
  • Ireland's current focus is more about Earth than exploring the universe, writes CJ McKinney

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 29 August, 2021

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity
# Glossary
# Glossary

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 5,757 Views 1 Comment

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about the 21st century space race.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier
# Space Debris
# Space Debris

Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier

Aug 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 27,837 Views 45 Comments

So what are organisations like the European Space Agency doing about it?

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?
# Spásaire
# Spásaire

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,798 Views 18 Comments

“That is what speaks to me about being an astronaut – it gives me the opportunity to make the world better and to inspire other people to do the same.”

# the-good-information-project - Friday 27 August, 2021

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

Watch: The Dubliner exploring the universe from his homemade observatory

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,428 Views 9 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool

Aug 24th 2021, 7:00 PM 8,767 Views 12 Comments

Ireland has played a real part in the advancement of space science and technology in Europe, and there are more opportunities out there, writes Leo Enright.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
# Join The Conversation
# Join The Conversation

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,121 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year
# Eirsat-1
# Eirsat-1

The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year

Aug 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 17,131 Views 45 Comments

UCD’s EIRSAT-1 is undergoing extensive testing ahead of a 2022 launch to low-Earth orbit.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?

Aug 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,168 Views 57 Comments

Technological advancements have made space more accessible and affordable to private enterprises.

# the-good-information-project - 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 7,394 Views 6 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - 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 18,363 Views 26 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 40,698 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 17,855 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.

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
# No Target
# No Target

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,065 Views 5 Comments
  • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
  • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.
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