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# the-good-information-project - May 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 18,345 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 3,409 Views 0 Comments

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

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 21,984 Views 31 Comments

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

'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 8,719 Views 11 Comments

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

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 37,993 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."
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 16,022 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
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 20,059 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?

The 'workhorses' of the health service: How Ireland's GPs are under increasing pressure right now
# No Doctors In The House
# No Doctors In The House

The 'workhorses' of the health service: How Ireland's GPs are under increasing pressure right now

May 11th 2022, 9:00 PM 19,672 Views 7 Comments

“I have seen the ups and downs of general practice. I have seen it when it was sneered at, when it was dismissed”

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?

May 11th 2022, 10:00 AM 45,167 Views 45 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Open Thread:  What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Open Thread: What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?

May 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,011 Views 78 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?

May 8th 2022, 8:30 AM 17,829 Views 33 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project will take a look at healthcare in Ireland.

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?

May 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,162 Views 0 Comments

The Good Information Project has been looking at the fight against misinfo and disinfo, and this week on the podcast we’re taking a look at how factchecking and how it works.

The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The war on misinformation: What counts as a win?

May 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 9,222 Views 16 Comments

Will we ever be free of bad information or do we simply learn coping strategies to keep up the fight?

Can people be 'inoculated' against false news?
# Pyschology
# Pyschology

Can people be 'inoculated' against false news?

May 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 10,368 Views 29 Comments

‘Prebunking’ involves innoculating people with weaker doses of misinformation in a safe space in order to strenghten their ability to spot it in the wild.

# the-good-information-project - April April 2022

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
# The Good Fight
# The Good Fight

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?

Apr 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 8,623 Views 17 Comments

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?

How effective was Arnold Schwarzenegger's viral video message to Russia?
# Intervention
# Intervention

How effective was Arnold Schwarzenegger's viral video message to Russia?

Apr 29th 2022, 10:00 PM 53,283 Views 36 Comments

“There is research showing that the source of information is less effective if people are forewarned of the persuasion attempt,” says Shane Timmons of the ESRI.

Quiz: Can you identify this satellite image?
# OSINT
# OSINT

Quiz: Can you identify this satellite image?

Apr 28th 2022, 8:05 PM 39,841 Views 23 Comments

Can you identify these Irish facilities from satellite images? Put your verification skills to the test

'I go to bed tired but I go to bed satisfied': Verifying war through a screen
# TGIP Misinformation
# TGIP Misinformation

'I go to bed tired but I go to bed satisfied': Verifying war through a screen

Apr 28th 2022, 8:00 PM 9,915 Views 1 Comment

How the New York Times and a self confessed ‘nerd’ volunteer use openly-sourced information to investigate war and cut across disinformation.

"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions

Apr 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 12,548 Views 13 Comments

The EU has spent 18 months looking into how malicious foreign actors are manipulating public debate. It has plans for how to stop them – but will they work?

Watch: Open Newsroom - The EU frontline against Russian disinformation
# Russian Disinformation
# Russian Disinformation

Watch: Open Newsroom - The EU frontline against Russian disinformation

Apr 21st 2022, 12:23 PM 9,449 Views 17 Comments

Watch our Open Newsroom session on Russia disinformation and what we can all do to push back against it

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'
# Climate Misinformation
# Climate Misinformation

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'

Apr 18th 2022, 10:00 PM 18,025 Views 29 Comments

Research has found that climate misinformation is usually produced by well-resourced organisations rather than at grassroots level.

Over two-thirds say they have seen their friends or family share misinformation online
# Online Misinformation
# Online Misinformation

Over two-thirds say they have seen their friends or family share misinformation online

Apr 16th 2022, 9:30 AM 12,596 Views 49 Comments

Polling conducted by Ireland Thinks indicates that most Irish people are being exposed to misinformation by friends and family

Open Newsroom invitation: The EU frontline against Russian disinformation
# Open Newsroom
# Open Newsroom

Open Newsroom invitation: The EU frontline against Russian disinformation

Apr 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 7,787 Views 5 Comments

Get involved with our reporting on disinformation by signing up for our Open Newsroom webinar.

Watch our LIVE event: Tools, tactics & strategies - how we can get ahead in the online disinfo war
# TGIP Live
# TGIP Live

Watch our LIVE event: Tools, tactics & strategies - how we can get ahead in the online disinfo war

Apr 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 4,989 Views 2 Comments

Watch our expert panel discussion on how to stop misinformation.

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?

Apr 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,108 Views 55 Comments

We want to hear about how disinformation and misinformation have popped up in your life. What effect has dodgy information had on you and your loved ones?

Poll: Who is most responsible for stopping the spread of misinformation?
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Poll: Who is most responsible for stopping the spread of misinformation?

Apr 7th 2022, 10:00 AM 14,825 Views 54 Comments

Misinformation is becoming increasingly hard to avoid, and its effects are deeply harming society. Who should be leading the charge against it?

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we winning the fight against misinformation?

Apr 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 8,786 Views 26 Comments

Is it even winnable at all? Or is false information just a fact of life now?

'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'
# Full Working Language
# Full Working Language

'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'

Apr 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 16,367 Views 37 Comments

On 1 January, the Irish language became a full official and working language of the European Union. It’s been a long road to get here.

Dóchas agus dúchas: Hope and history need to rhyme for the Irish language to thrive
# Beatha Teanga I A Labhairt
# Beatha Teanga I A Labhairt

Dóchas agus dúchas: Hope and history need to rhyme for the Irish language to thrive

Apr 3rd 2022, 6:01 PM 9,993 Views 15 Comments

We’ve spent the last few weeks assessing the health of the language and what it means to society.

'There is no need for me to ever speak English at home': The town with the highest percentage of Irish speakers
# Mín Lárach
# Mín Lárach

'There is no need for me to ever speak English at home': The town with the highest percentage of Irish speakers

Apr 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 70,618 Views 29 Comments

“From the moment I wake until the moment I go to bed, I speak Irish.”

Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?

Apr 2nd 2022, 10:00 PM 19,259 Views 28 Comments

How much do you know about the Irish language and its place in society?

Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing
# Housing
# Housing

Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 33,091 Views 29 Comments

“When we left, the island probably lost more than we did. Because they lost a whole family. Gone.”

There are plans for an Irish Language Quarter in Dublin. How would it work?
# Baile Atha Cliath
# Baile Atha Cliath

There are plans for an Irish Language Quarter in Dublin. How would it work?

Apr 1st 2022, 6:01 AM 23,148 Views 46 Comments

The capital has a large community of Irish speakers and there are efforts to harness this.

# the-good-information-project - March March 2022

From love-bombing to Covid-19, how Irish words are made and published
# Fiontar
# Fiontar

From love-bombing to Covid-19, how Irish words are made and published

Mar 31st 2022, 8:00 PM 10,798 Views 4 Comments

And how you can suggest one yourself, too.

Siri can't speak Irish: Tackling the digital gaps for the Irish language
# Ni Thuigim
# Ni Thuigim

Siri can't speak Irish: Tackling the digital gaps for the Irish language

Mar 31st 2022, 6:30 AM 9,054 Views 40 Comments

Irish researchers are working with colleagues across the EU to tackle language inequality for minority languages online.

FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?

Mar 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,153 Views 38 Comments

Ireland is not the only country in Europe where the indigenous language has hit a ceiling.

FactFind: Labhraíonn níos lú ná 2% Gaeilge go laethúil - comparáid idir sin agus mion-teanga Eorpach eile
# Mion-Teanga
# Mion-Teanga

FactFind: Labhraíonn níos lú ná 2% Gaeilge go laethúil - comparáid idir sin agus mion-teanga Eorpach eile

Mar 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 5,151 Views 4 Comments

In áiteanna eile san Aontas Eorpach, tá an mothú céanna ag Málta agus Lucsamburg agus atá ag Éirinn.

The major minority: protecting the Polish language for a new Irish generation
# Polish In Ireland
# Polish In Ireland

The major minority: protecting the Polish language for a new Irish generation

Mar 30th 2022, 12:58 PM 16,175 Views 8 Comments

Polish community activists tell The Good Information Project that language can be a barrier for many of the 125,000-strong population here.

Watch our Irish language live event: An Ghaeilge - Faoi bhrú nó faoi bhláth
# An Ghaeilge
# An Ghaeilge

Watch our Irish language live event: An Ghaeilge - Faoi bhrú nó faoi bhláth

Updated Mar 30th 2022, 9:40 AM 5,854 Views 5 Comments

Cómhrá beo, suimiúil faoi thodhcaí na Gaeilge, ag teacht chugaibh ó The Good Information Project.

'Our moonshot vision is to win an international Oscar for an Irish language film'
# Bright Lights
# Bright Lights

'Our moonshot vision is to win an international Oscar for an Irish language film'

Mar 28th 2022, 1:15 PM 8,051 Views 1 Comment

The prospect is perhaps closer than ever before.