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

"Fiuchphota": Pianta fáis na Gaeilge i dTuaisceart na hÉireann
# Tuaisceart Na HÉireann
# Tuaisceart Na HÉireann

"Fiuchphota": Pianta fáis na Gaeilge i dTuaisceart na hÉireann

Mar 27th 2022, 11:00 AM 6,591 Views 2 Comments

“Is iontach a bheith anseo mar chuid de. Is pribhléid é gach lá, cé go bhfuil blianta fada bainte de mo shaol.”

"A boiling pot": Growing pains of the Irish language in Northern Ireland
# Identity
# Identity

"A boiling pot": Growing pains of the Irish language in Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 27th 2022, 11:00 AM 15,009 Views 14 Comments
  • Irish language is growing in popularity in Northern Ireland, especially at primary level and in adult further education
  • Some educationalists face online sectarian campaigns when promoting the language
  • Failure to introduce Irish Language Act creating a political flashpoint
'I’ve never had such a long waiting list': Irish colleges ready for long awaited return
# The West's Awake
# The West's Awake

'I’ve never had such a long waiting list': Irish colleges ready for long awaited return

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 21,268 Views 4 Comments

It’s been a long couple of years for Gaeltacht areas without the annual influx of students.

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine
# Na Meáin Shóisialta
# Na Meáin Shóisialta

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine

Mar 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 10,823 Views 6 Comments

Young Irish speakers are engaging a whole new audience with the language online.

What's behind 'cultural apartheid' claims about Irish-language housing at Queen's University?
# Belfast
# Belfast

What's behind 'cultural apartheid' claims about Irish-language housing at Queen's University?

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 25,412 Views 21 Comments

All-Irish residential schemes are commonplace in many Irish universities, but a pilot scheme in Queen’s University Belfast has divided opinion.

Cad atá taobh thiar de na éilimh 'cultural apartheid' faoi scéim cónaithe lán-Gaeilge in Ollscoil na Banríona
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Cad atá taobh thiar de na éilimh 'cultural apartheid' faoi scéim cónaithe lán-Gaeilge in Ollscoil na Banríona

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 6,022 Views 17 Comments

Tá scéimeanna cónaithe lán-Ghaeilge seanbhunaithe i bhformhór na n-ollscoileanna in Éirinn cheana féin.

Open Newsroom: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?

Mar 18th 2022, 10:00 AM 6,154 Views 29 Comments

Check out our energising Open Newsroom discussion on how linguistic diversity in the EU can be fostered.

‘Déanann an Stát infheistíocht i rud a chailltear sa mheánscoil ansin’: Na dúshláin do Ghaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

‘Déanann an Stát infheistíocht i rud a chailltear sa mheánscoil ansin’: Na dúshláin do Ghaelscoileanna

Mar 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,596 Views 5 Comments

“Níl mé ábalta coinneáil suas le cá mhéad uair a bhí orm a rá le tuismitheoirí, ‘Tá an ceart agat chun oideachas a fháil do do leanbh, ach ní ceart agat oideachas a fháil trí mheán na Gaeilge’.”

'The State invests in something that's then lost at secondary school': The challenges for Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

'The State invests in something that's then lost at secondary school': The challenges for Gaelscoileanna

Mar 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,105 Views 10 Comments

“I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to tell parents,‘You have a right to education for your child, but not a right to Irish-medium education.”

Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?

Mar 16th 2022, 4:54 PM 5,429 Views 7 Comments

You are invited to a very special discussion as Gaeilge later this month, taking place in Dingle’s iconic St James’ Church.

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# Engage
# Engage

Sign up to The Good Information Project newsletter

Mar 16th 2022, 12:15 PM 94 Views 0 Comments

Our 18-month project dives deep into the issues that affect Irish citizens and our place in the EU.

Poll: Would you like to speak more Irish in your daily life?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Poll: Would you like to speak more Irish in your daily life?

Mar 16th 2022, 10:00 AM 33,642 Views 49 Comments

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity
# CUPLA FOCAL
# CUPLA FOCAL

Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity

Mar 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,829 Views 43 Comments
  • Over half of people speak some Irish but are not confident enough to try TG4 or RnaG.
  • Two-thirds of 18-24 year-olds feel the language is 'important' or 'very important' to identity compared to just over half of 55-64 year olds.
  • The highest language fluency at 27% was people aged 18-24, dropping to 20% among 35-44 year-olds.
Open Thread: How has your relationship with the Irish language evolved?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: How has your relationship with the Irish language evolved?

Mar 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,344 Views 42 Comments

Are you a born-again Gaeilgeoir or just not interested after your time in school? We want to hear from you.

Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?

Mar 14th 2022, 12:33 PM 5,435 Views 18 Comments

A powerful way to engage with this month’s reporting on the Irish language and minority language issues.

Beatha teanga í a labhairt: Is the Irish language thriving or merely surviving?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Beatha teanga í a labhairt: Is the Irish language thriving or merely surviving?

Mar 14th 2022, 8:30 AM 10,539 Views 22 Comments

The Good Information Project wants you to join the discussion.

Privacy, decentralisation and regulation - what we can expect to change on the internet?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Privacy, decentralisation and regulation - what we can expect to change on the internet?

Mar 6th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,871 Views 2 Comments

We’ve spent the last few weeks attempting to answer if Ireland and Europe are ready for the new digital age.

'We don't want to leave anybody behind': How ready is Ireland for the digital transition?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We don't want to leave anybody behind': How ready is Ireland for the digital transition?

Mar 5th 2022, 1:00 PM 19,958 Views 9 Comments

Ireland has some big targets to hit in the next eight years when it comes to getting people and workforces online. Will it happen?

Quiz: How much do you know about the new digital age?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Quiz: How much do you know about the new digital age?

Mar 4th 2022, 6:00 PM 20,669 Views 11 Comments

Test your knowledge of the new digital age with out latest Good Information Project quiz.

Do you really understand what NFTs and the blockchain are? Here's an A-Z of tech terms
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Do you really understand what NFTs and the blockchain are? Here's an A-Z of tech terms

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 16,290 Views 5 Comments

Let us help.

# the-good-information-project - February February 2022

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres

Feb 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,277 Views 17 Comments

With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.

Explainer: How two big new EU laws will try to rein in Big Tech
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How two big new EU laws will try to rein in Big Tech

Feb 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 18,080 Views 9 Comments

It doesn’t sound like the kind of thing to get pulses racing – but two new laws will change a lot about our digital lives.

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 18,793 Views 24 Comments

“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.

What is being constantly online doing to our brains?
# Always On
# Always On

What is being constantly online doing to our brains?

Feb 20th 2022, 8:00 AM 24,482 Views 6 Comments

It has become the default for many of us to reach for our devices throughout the day. But when does it become a problem?

Poll: Irish people split over whether to trust State bodies with facial recognition
# Digital Age
# Digital Age

Poll: Irish people split over whether to trust State bodies with facial recognition

Feb 19th 2022, 9:00 AM 17,068 Views 26 Comments

Over 40% of people said they would not trust any of the groups or organisations listed to use the technology responsibly.

Open Newsroom: Are we ready for the New Digital Age?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Are we ready for the New Digital Age?

Feb 17th 2022, 11:51 AM 6,055 Views 4 Comments

This month’s Open Newsroom looks at Ireland’s digital strategy, and what needs to be done to avoid leaving certain demographics behind.

Open Newsroom invitation: The New Digital Age - are we ready for it?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Open Newsroom invitation: The New Digital Age - are we ready for it?

Feb 14th 2022, 1:40 PM 4,440 Views 3 Comments

Join our expert panel at lunchtime this Wednesday to discuss the drive for digital across everything from employment to education.

Poll: Do you trust social media platforms with your data?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you trust social media platforms with your data?

Feb 9th 2022, 10:20 AM 19,432 Views 28 Comments

User data is central to the ad business of Facebook and other social media platforms alike.

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 7,470 Views 29 Comments

This month The Good Information Project looks at tech and the new digital age. We want to know how the internet could be ‘fixed’ to improve quality of life in Ireland.

A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?
# The New Digital Age
# The New Digital Age

A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 AM 11,302 Views 7 Comments

Things are changing, and fast. Are Ireland and the EU ready? The Good Information Project is looking into this new digital age.

Quotas, campaigns and new legislation - what's next for gender equality in Ireland?
# TGIP
# TGIP

Quotas, campaigns and new legislation - what's next for gender equality in Ireland?

Feb 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,489 Views 25 Comments

The Good Information Project has spent the last four weeks focusing on work in Ireland and the EU to bring us closer to gender equality.

Elizabeth, Julia, Rosie: Rewriting the women erased from Irish history
# Herstory
# Herstory

Elizabeth, Julia, Rosie: Rewriting the women erased from Irish history

Feb 6th 2022, 5:26 PM 16,011 Views 6 Comments

The Good Information Project finds we have to look back in order to move forward in gender equality.

Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?

Feb 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,156 Views 39 Comments

Some experts say that its success in addressing wider gender imbalances in business may be limited.

Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare

Feb 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 8,742 Views 9 Comments

As part of a Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive into childcare, we look to how other countries are managing the sector.

Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:01 AM 15,723 Views 11 Comments
  • Cost of childcare in Ireland is among the highest in the EU and parental leave entitlements among the worst, writes Peter McGuire.
  • This Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive finds that planned State investment will not deliver a sustainable, universal, model of care.
  • While the ECCE preschool scheme deemed a success, care for under-3s and primary school children is inconsistent.
Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?

Feb 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 23,528 Views 26 Comments

We’ve spent the last month looking at the progress being made – and the work left to be done.

# the-good-information-project - January January 2022

What to do with Article 41.2? 'It hasn't actually contributed anything. It's never been a help'
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

What to do with Article 41.2? 'It hasn't actually contributed anything. It's never been a help'

Jan 31st 2022, 8:00 PM 26,203 Views 31 Comments

It has no legal significance and the idea of changing it has been kicking around for almost 30 years – but it’s still unclear what’s going to happen to the Constitution’s most contentious article.

'It's put me off having more kids': Your stories of childcare in Ireland during the pandemic
# Broken
# Broken

'It's put me off having more kids': Your stories of childcare in Ireland during the pandemic

Jan 31st 2022, 6:30 AM 30,895 Views 24 Comments

We asked parents to share their stories. Here’s what they told us.

Women in medicine: 'The system is still designed to suit people with no attachments or responsibilities'
# Women In Medicine
# Women In Medicine

Women in medicine: 'The system is still designed to suit people with no attachments or responsibilities'

Jan 30th 2022, 7:00 PM 26,692 Views 27 Comments

Women make up a majority of undergraduate medical students, but almost two-thirds of hospital consultants are male.

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,817 Views 15 Comments

Quotas alone will not bring about equality of representation writes former Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan.