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Wednesday 29 June, 2022

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?
# Influencers
# Influencers

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?

Jun 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 6,905 Views 9 Comments

How do we punch above our weight on the European stage? Get into groupings, get specialised and stick around, writes CJ McKinney.

Saturday 21 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 18,153 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

Wednesday 30 March, 2022

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 13,652 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 5,100 Views 4 Comments

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

Saturday 26 February, 2022

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 18,026 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.

Monday 31 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 25,744 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.

Thursday 27 January, 2022

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?

Jan 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 16,282 Views 61 Comments

The short answer: No.

Saturday 11 December, 2021

'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?

Dec 11th 2021, 9:00 PM 34,127 Views 43 Comments

Not all unionists are opposed to the Protocol – so how will their politics change in the years ahead?

Saturday 13 November, 2021

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?

Nov 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,513 Views 26 Comments

China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.

Friday 12 November, 2021

First Irish citizen sworn in as Lord Mayor of City of London
# Vincent In The City
# Vincent In The City

First Irish citizen sworn in as Lord Mayor of City of London

Nov 12th 2021, 5:15 PM 39,323 Views 12 Comments

Solicitor Vincent Keaveny, 56, becomes the 693rd holder of the ancient, largely ceremonial office.

Thursday 28 October, 2021

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'

Oct 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,032 Views 20 Comments
  • A Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change is 'the holy grail' - but 'very, very difficult' to do
  • There were 71 deaths in Ireland from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019
  • Ireland is extremely unlikely to see deaths due to extreme heat, reports CJ McKinney

Sunday 3 October, 2021

What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?

Oct 3rd 2021, 9:00 PM 33,774 Views 12 Comments

“We just don’t know at the moment,” says one expert on emigration.

Saturday 2 October, 2021

How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:00 AM 11,367 Views 15 Comments

Ireland has a relatively high non-enforcement rate of deportation orders but campaigners say there are plenty of lessons to learn in terms of how migrants are treated by the State.

Saturday 25 September, 2021

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
# Brazilians In Ireland
# Brazilians In Ireland

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 68,086 Views 31 Comments

What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?

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 11,921 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

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'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 17,273 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?

Monday 2 August, 2021

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case
# UK Court
# UK Court

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case

Aug 2nd 2021, 1:25 PM 24,406 Views 0 Comments

James Patrick Gerard Flynn, 30, was arrested in the UK last month under an international warrant issued by the High Court in Ireland.

Monday 5 July, 2021

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months

Jul 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,445 Views 4 Comments

“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”

Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?

Jul 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,488 Views 48 Comments
  • CJ McKinney examines whether the country's planning laws need reform.
  • A European Commission report shows a 96% correlation between the number of planning permission grants and the number of homes completed two years later.
  • But, there's a different outcome for so-called strategic housing developments.

Saturday 26 June, 2021

FactCheck: Could the government actually bend EU spending rules to build more homes?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Could the government actually bend EU spending rules to build more homes?

Jun 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,394 Views 25 Comments

The Housing Minister suggested it could be a runner – but is Ireland actually allowed to do this?

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'China makes more noise': What the EU can learn from Australia's relationship with China
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'China makes more noise': What the EU can learn from Australia's relationship with China

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 15,081 Views 20 Comments

It may be that the hype around Chinese trade and the Communist Party’s fearsome reputation can exaggerate fears about the consequences of offending its leadership, writes CJ McKinney.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

Apr 14th 2021, 5:27 PM 8,043 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Friday 26 March, 2021

What do we know - and not know - about the costs of a united Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

What do we know - and not know - about the costs of a united Ireland?

Mar 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 29,528 Views 32 Comments

Experts are starting to give more attention to the question of what a united Ireland or shared island would look like in economic terms.

Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,423 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

The EU's top court has considered its first ever case in the Irish language. It's about labels on dog medicine
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

The EU's top court has considered its first ever case in the Irish language. It's about labels on dog medicine

Jan 14th 2021, 11:22 AM 22,895 Views 63 Comments

It’s the first time a case at the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice has been conducted through Irish.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'
# Coventry
# Coventry

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:08 PM 138,750 Views 86 Comments

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait
# Health
# Health

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

Mar 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 9,471 Views 41 Comments

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

Friday 6 March, 2020

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit

Mar 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 27,248 Views 42 Comments

It states “an Irish citizen does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom”, with some limited exceptions.

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA
# Privacy Rights
# Privacy Rights

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA

Feb 13th 2020, 11:59 AM 11,623 Views 4 Comments

The case could have implications for the DNA databse in the Republic of Ireland.

Thursday 5 December, 2019

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax
# Corporate Tax
# Corporate Tax

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Dec 5th 2019, 6:21 PM 43,320 Views 54 Comments

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 7:03 PM 24,108 Views 0 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies previously scheduled for September and December 2019 have been “postponed pending further notice”

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising
# Immigration
# Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Sep 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,512 Views 61 Comments

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group
# Translink
# Translink

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group

Sep 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 20,627 Views 30 Comments

A group has lodged an equality complaint over cross-border immigration checks.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year
# Courts
# Courts

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Jul 17th 2019, 2:40 PM 435,603 Views 228 Comments

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

London Irish campaigners taking British government to court over Northern Ireland abortion laws
# LIARC
# LIARC

London Irish campaigners taking British government to court over Northern Ireland abortion laws

Jul 9th 2019, 10:57 AM 12,596 Views 138 Comments

The group claims the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, is legally obliged to take action in the absence of the devolved Assembly.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson

Jul 3rd 2019, 9:28 PM 18,535 Views 28 Comments

Karen Wheeler was the Director General for Borders at the UK’s customs service.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 26,839 Views 56 Comments

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 15,001 Views 55 Comments

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Sep 13th 2017, 9:15 AM 15,329 Views 64 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

Sep 12th 2017, 5:54 PM 20,651 Views 77 Comments

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

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