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Monday 28 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there

Dec 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 16,832 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how access your personal information from both public bodies and private companies.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Phoenix Park side gates closure sparked complaints after two hour traffic delay
# Closed Gates
# Closed Gates

Phoenix Park side gates closure sparked complaints after two hour traffic delay

Dec 7th 2020, 6:30 AM 39,703 Views 16 Comments

The OPW had made the move to shut down the side gates of the famous park at weekends.

Sunday 29 November, 2020

Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos

Nov 29th 2020, 8:30 PM 37,629 Views 43 Comments

Inspections of meat processing plants by the Health and Safety Authority have raised a range of concerns.

Monday 2 March, 2020

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:56 AM 16,806 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.

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Monday 24 February, 2020

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,289 Views 71 Comments

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says
# The Story Of Water
# The Story Of Water

Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says

Feb 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 18,238 Views 53 Comments

The Story of Water, which aired on Virgin Media before Christmas, was designed to “take back control” of the company name and story.

Saturday 11 January, 2020

State paid €2.75 million for Connemara airport that had been originally valued at €600k
# Aerfort Chonamara
# Aerfort Chonamara

State paid €2.75 million for Connemara airport that had been originally valued at €600k

Jan 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 31,572 Views 94 Comments

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht defended the purchase, saying the airport is of “strategic importance”.

Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available
# Air Ambulance
# Air Ambulance

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

Jan 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,675 Views 14 Comments

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

Jan 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,035 Views 36 Comments

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

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Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 47,494 Views 55 Comments

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.

Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 58,234 Views 94 Comments

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

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 17th 2019, 12:46 PM 9,408 Views 22 Comments

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

Monday 2 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 17,452 Views 6 Comments

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

Friday 23 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 22,928 Views 14 Comments

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

Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room
# Belleek House
# Belleek House

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

Aug 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 20,567 Views 42 Comments

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 38,593 Views 45 Comments

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

Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,704 Views 29 Comments

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

Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

May 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,600 Views 25 Comments

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,845 Views 80 Comments

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

Tuesday 14 May, 2019

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

May 14th 2019, 11:18 AM 9,917 Views 22 Comments

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends

May 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 32,326 Views 109 Comments

Bon Secours Sisters say a €2.5 million donation towards excavation and memorial will be their only contribution to the state.

Friday 26 April, 2019

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Apr 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,712 Views 53 Comments

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

Friday 12 April, 2019

Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction
# Investigation
# Investigation

Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction

Apr 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 11,313 Views 10 Comments

The scheme was introduced as a key part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State
# Confidential Letter
# Confidential Letter

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State

Mar 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,171 Views 78 Comments

That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.

Monday 25 March, 2019

Pressure on Ross to appoint Dublin Airport noise regulator despite conflict of interest concerns
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Pressure on Ross to appoint Dublin Airport noise regulator despite conflict of interest concerns

Mar 25th 2019, 6:05 AM 13,117 Views 11 Comments

Fingal County Council was chosen as the noise regulator.