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Sunday 7 August, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sun 7:56 PM 15,692 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Met Éireann says next week could see 'heatwave' conditions
# Weather
# Weather

Met Éireann says next week could see 'heatwave' conditions

Sun 6:50 PM 44,054 Views 23 Comments

High pressure is set to bring a prolonged spell of settled weather.

3,000 Ukrainians will have to leave student accommodation by the end of the month
# Housing
# Housing

3,000 Ukrainians will have to leave student accommodation by the end of the month

Sun 4:19 PM 31,474 Views 31 Comments

Student beds are being provided by a number of universities as well as private providers.

Sinn Féin remains most popular party by wide margin, new poll shows
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin remains most popular party by wide margin, new poll shows

Sun 1:05 PM 56,603 Views 144 Comments

The Sunday Independent / Ireland Thinks poll shows approval for Sinn Féin at 35%.

Man arrested after body found in Drumcondra apartment
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested after body found in Drumcondra apartment

Sun 12:11 PM 46,232 Views 0 Comments

The body was discovered at an apartment on Achill Road yesterday evening.

Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Explainer: How 'deeply controversial' planning law changes could lead to 'years of litigation'
# What's The Rush?
# What's The Rush?

Explainer: How 'deeply controversial' planning law changes could lead to 'years of litigation'

Jul 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,546 Views 10 Comments
  • A proposed Bill with last-minute amendments impacting judicial reviews is being voted on tonight
  • These could cause 'serious legal issues', with one 'incompatible' with EU law, a solicitor told Noteworthy
  • Changes criticised by politicians and environmental NGOs but welcomed by construction industry

Thursday 30 June, 2022

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?

Jun 30th 2022, 1:00 PM 4,088 Views 1 Comment

…And where has Ireland received – and given back to the whole process?

Why is the EC releasing funds to Hungary and Poland in face of democracy threat?
# Backsliding
# Backsliding

Why is the EC releasing funds to Hungary and Poland in face of democracy threat?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,900 Views 2 Comments

Both countries have strongly denied allegations of corruption and judiciary interference, despite rulings from the ECJ and proceedings by EC.

Sunday 26 June, 2022

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
# EU Say
# EU Say

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 20,393 Views 38 Comments
  • All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
  • Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
  • Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
  • Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.

Friday 24 June, 2022

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
# Explainer
# Explainer

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU

Jun 24th 2022, 9:30 PM 8,936 Views 7 Comments

Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.

Sunday 19 June, 2022

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way

Jun 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,911 Views 21 Comments

The proposal would see Ireland retain its 13 MEP seats – but also vote for MEPs in a new pan-European constituency.

Saturday 4 June, 2022

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?

Jun 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,970 Views 28 Comments

“The whole point of waiting lists is that you can’t fix them in a year.”

Saturday 28 May, 2022

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
# Impact
# Impact

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland

May 28th 2022, 1:00 PM 6,496 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.

Friday 13 May, 2022

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 18,437 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?

Saturday 30 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 8,556 Views 17 Comments

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

Friday 29 April, 2022

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 53,120 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.

Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'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 16,147 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.

Saturday 2 April, 2022

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 32,620 Views 29 Comments

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

Sunday 27 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 6,530 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 14,828 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

Monday 24 January, 2022

Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?
# Lot Done More To Do
# Lot Done More To Do

Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?

Jan 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,052 Views 73 Comments

“I think there’s [still] a lot of confusion. A lot of people make reference to equal pay, and that’s been enshrined in legislation since the mid-70s.”

Saturday 11 December, 2021

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?

Dec 11th 2021, 1:00 PM 17,615 Views 10 Comments

There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?

Sunday 14 November, 2021

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
# Bogs
# Bogs

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,302 Views 26 Comments

The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?

Thursday 11 November, 2021

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?
# Greenhouse Gas
# Greenhouse Gas

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,418 Views 24 Comments

“A farmer will ask himself the question: If it’s expected of me to reduce, how can I sustain an income as a result of me reducing my numbers?”

Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised

Oct 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,525 Views 0 Comments
  • 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
Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation

Oct 26th 2021, 12:04 AM 8,957 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy takes a deep dive into the funding issues that resulted in poor resourcing of housing projects.

Saturday 23 October, 2021

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze

Oct 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 18,577 Views 33 Comments

Almost one third of Ireland’s electricity comes from wind generation, with just 8% coming from fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass
# Rewilding Ireland
# Rewilding Ireland

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass

Oct 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,024 Views 14 Comments

“Everyone used to have neat cut borders and straight edges on everything, now people are much more relaxed about how they’re letting their garden grow.”

Monday 27 September, 2021

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

Sep 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 23,640 Views 13 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,976 Views 1 Comment

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

Saturday 28 August, 2021

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?
# Spásaire
# Spásaire

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,668 Views 18 Comments

“That is what speaks to me about being an astronaut – it gives me the opportunity to make the world better and to inspire other people to do the same.”

Sunday 15 August, 2021

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
# TGIP Transport
# TGIP Transport

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,406 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

Sunday 8 August, 2021

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland
# Local Link
# Local Link

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland

Aug 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 25,187 Views 6 Comments

“When everything is done, he takes us home again and we’re left to the door with our shopping. It’s absolutely brilliant.”

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,539 Views 29 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

Thursday 29 July, 2021

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,396 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

Sunday 25 July, 2021

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,825 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

Monday 28 June, 2021

What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings
# Derelict
# Derelict

What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings

Jun 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,536 Views 34 Comments

“It cannot make sense for the economy and it cannot make sense for the people who live here.”

Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,061 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

Friday 2 October, 2020

‘There was a huge backlash’: Father of teenage victim of ‘racist attack’ thanks Crumlin community for support
# Assault
# Assault

‘There was a huge backlash’: Father of teenage victim of ‘racist attack’ thanks Crumlin community for support

Oct 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 53,663 Views 1 Comment

Seán was set upon while on lunch from school.

Sunday 26 July, 2020

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
# TheJournal Investigation
# TheJournal Investigation

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

Jul 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,221 Views 14 Comments

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

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