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Dublin: 19 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

#noteworthy

# noteworthy - Thursday 6 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie ‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation Exclusive

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Caring For Carers

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Caring For Carers

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Exclusive

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# noteworthy - Sunday 2 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and launched proposed projects on the Big Four, plastic waste and agri-subsidies.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo Exclusive

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy Award Winning

Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and recently launched projects on issues including racism and hedge cutting.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive Banks Of The Lee

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive Exclusive

Cork controversy throws up major questions about how Ireland approaches flooding relief in the face of growing climate change threat.

# noteworthy - Monday 8 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy Busy Investigating

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

# noteworthy - Monday 4 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy Busy Investigating

Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

# noteworthy - Monday 27 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland Bicycle Blackspots

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation analyses complaints to uncover the main problems facing cyclists.

From TheJournal.ie 'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist Bicycle Blackspots

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals high risk areas in its analysis of 12 years of cyclist collision data.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# noteworthy - Monday 20 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie "I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

# noteworthy - Monday 6 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy

The first investigation will look at a suspected increase in domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic.

# noteworthy - Monday 2 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Record-breaking month with highest number of supporters: Latest news from Noteworthy Thank You

Record-breaking month with highest number of supporters: Latest news from Noteworthy

An investigation into the most dangerous roads and junctions for cyclists is also underway.

# noteworthy - Monday 3 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are four investigation proposals on their way to be funded soon, with two over 60% complete.

# noteworthy - Monday 20 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie "We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Cut Down To Size

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

From TheJournal.ie Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Cut Down To Size

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

# noteworthy - Monday 6 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy Noteworthy

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are 44 open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall The Kilkenny Project

A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall

In the third part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we delve into the issues surrounding the controversial demolition of two historic houses and the gable wall that remains “encased in a tomb of steel girders”.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated" The Kilkenny Project

A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated"

In the second part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal that residual limestone aggregate remains in the protected River Nore following construction of a bridge that left the community of Kilkenny City divided.

# noteworthy - Monday 16 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city The Kilkenny Project

A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city

In the first part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal the cost of the bridge more than doubled while Kilkenny County Council paid €7 million for two buildings in the centre of Kilkenny that are now valued at just €400,000.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are 35 investigation open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# noteworthy - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed Noteworthy

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed

Thousands of creatures including frogs, newts, and eels are thought to have been buried alive after silt was used to cover the site.

# noteworthy - Friday 8 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# noteworthy - Monday 4 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie Thanks To You

Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Since April, we’ve published almost 50 articles which were funded directly by our readers.

# noteworthy - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site Complaints

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site

One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance Noteworthy

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie High-earning multinational executives 'shocked' at Irish tax rates after their eligibility for special tax deal elapsed Noteworthy

High-earning multinational executives 'shocked' at Irish tax rates after their eligibility for special tax deal elapsed

Eighteen people earning between €1 million and €10 million benefit from enormous tax write-offs under the scheme.

# noteworthy - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Exclusive

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie Noteworthy

Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Since April, we’ve undertaken more than twenty projects, ten of which were funded directly by our readers.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland? Premium Price

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?

Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.

# noteworthy - Monday 9 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Slip And Sue

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Exclusive

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

# noteworthy - Monday 2 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country Noteworthy

More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Ten sites purchased as part of the doomed decentralisation plan of 2003 remain in state hands more than a decade later.

# noteworthy - Friday 23 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country Noteworthy

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning? Dishonour

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie High level of sports grants for Dublin was 'bringing government funding system into disrepute' Noteworthy

High level of sports grants for Dublin was 'bringing government funding system into disrepute' Exclusive

Civil servants in Shane Ross’s department warned that some sporting bodies were getting funded even though their applications were weak.

# noteworthy - Friday 26 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline Noteworthy

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

# noteworthy - Friday 19 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction Hooked

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction

As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.

# noteworthy - Thursday 18 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry One Armed Bandits

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

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