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# 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 26,818 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 5,250 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 16,690 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 3,076 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 27,439 Views 55 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 11,461 Views 40 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 5,922 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 6,689 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 9,582 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 12,805 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 22,739 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 12,345 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 23,520 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 7,204 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 11,014 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 5,812 Views 0 Comments

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 28,051 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 14,908 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
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: The Dubliner exploring the universe from his homemade observatory

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,471 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 8,810 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 12,126 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 17,216 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 18,208 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 7,406 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 18,405 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 40,803 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 17,876 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 13,169 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.

# the-good-information-project - 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 26,173 Views 37 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - 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 39,404 Views 68 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.

# the-good-information-project - 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 24,307 Views 71 Comments

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

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland
# Local Link
# Local Link

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland

Aug 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,988 Views 6 Comments

“When everything is done, he takes us home again and we’re left to the door with our shopping. It’s absolutely brilliant.”

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 7 August, 2021

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
# Costly Cut
# Costly Cut

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,791 Views 16 Comments

The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,252 Views 78 Comments

Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.

# the-good-information-project - 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 23,982 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 21,451 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.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,343 Views 32 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

Aug 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,835 Views 49 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

# the-good-information-project - 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 22,107 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.
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
# Voices Unheard
# Voices Unheard

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 26,722 Views 9 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.