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# Tough Start

This year
2023
# Tough Start
Ireland U19 side lose Euro opener to Slovakia in Wexford
Slovakia took the lead entering the last ten minutes in their first game of the Elite Phase of the Uefa Euro U19 qualifiers.
# Tough Start
Blackpool beaten in Mick McCarthy's first game in charge
The former Republic of Ireland boss succeeded Michael Appleton in the role.
# Cormac Fitzgerald
Journal Media investigative series named winner of 2021 Mary Raftery Prize
The Noteworthy series was described by the judges as superb investigative journalism.
Last year
2022
# Tough Start
'I’ll get it done' – Erik ten Hag not fazed by size of Man Utd challenge
The hope and optimism that followed a promising pre-season under the new coach has evaporated during a chastening start to the season.
# Tough Start
Northern Ireland outclassed by Norway in Euro 2022 defeat in Southampton
The competition’s lowest-ranked nation were second-best on their major tournament debut.
All time
# new report
TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.
# Awards
Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.
# Tough Start
Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?
Watch our discussion with key Traveller advocates on the major investigative series by Noteworthy and The Journal.
# Awards
Two Journal Media reporters shortlisted for Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney are nominated for their series Tough Start, which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.
# Education
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.
THE MORNING LEAD
'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across the country.
Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across Ireland
Reporter Cormac Fitzgerald reveals hepatitis A outbreak likely caused by unsanitary conditions at site
Children speak about living in overcrowded trailers, waking up freezing and having no green space to play
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Funding Failure
Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation
Noteworthy takes a deep dive into the funding issues that resulted in poor resourcing of housing projects.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
A report by
Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy
Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children.
Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on ‘reduced hours’ at school – with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day.
Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns
Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
THE MORNING LEAD
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
A report by
Maria Delaney
Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions.
In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade
'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# State failure
Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'
Minister Roderic O’Gorman told Noteworthy that the State “has failed successive generations of Traveller children”.
Minister Roderic O’Gorman said that the State 'has failed successive generations of Traveller children' in an interview with reporter Michelle Hennessy
O'Gorman spoke to Noteworthy as part of a series into the challenges facing Traveller children in Ireland
He was 'surprised to see' the Cork City Council letter which hit back at the findings of the Spring Lane report
# Children's Rights Alliance
Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.