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Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children

16 hours ago 36,851 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy finds that pleas for help from women impacted by valproate (Epilim) continue to be dismissed.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector

Apr 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,521 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues

Apr 7th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,681 Views 10 Comments

Noteworthy finds inspections of fishing vessels dropped by 30% in 2020, with a drop of over 60% sea boardings by the Naval Service.

Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation

Apr 7th 2021, 8:25 PM 63 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.

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Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact

Apr 6th 2021, 8:30 PM 45,191 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy reveals over 30 tonnes of threatened fish were discarded in one year, including the endangered basking shark and critically endangered skates.

Saturday 13 February, 2021

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,330 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 13,965 Views 7 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

Monday 4 January, 2021

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,119 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

Saturday 2 January, 2021

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 43,116 Views 60 Comments

A surge in cycling happened during the pandemic but new infrastructure was not evenly spread and may not be here to stay.

Friday 1 January, 2021

The power of information with a slice of horticulture: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

The power of information with a slice of horticulture: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jan 1st 2021, 12:01 PM 7,887 Views 0 Comments

Highlights include a series which helps you access data from public authorities and an investigation into horticulture labour practices.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information

Dec 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 7,570 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.

Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting the most from Freedom of Information requests
# Access To Information
# Access To Information

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting the most from Freedom of Information requests

Dec 29th 2020, 11:30 AM 8,893 Views 2 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how to use the FOI Act to access non-personal records.

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU

Dec 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 25,884 Views 13 Comments

PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.

Monday 16 November, 2020

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed

Nov 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 28,416 Views 15 Comments

Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.

Sunday 15 November, 2020

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,111 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics

Nov 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 83,356 Views 96 Comments

Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.

Sunday 1 November, 2020

Government inaction on genomics and forestry on precious peat: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Government inaction on genomics and forestry on precious peat: Latest news from Noteworthy

Nov 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,825 Views 9 Comments

Two major investigations were published over the past month thanks to your continued support.

Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 46,446 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 640 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 621 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?

Sep 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 11,125 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy is working on a several investigations and crowdfunding for new projects on dognapping and eating disorder treatment.

Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,125 Views 3 Comments

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

Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 12:02 AM 28,557 Views 15 Comments

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

Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

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

Aug 4th 2020, 12:02 AM 29,027 Views 16 Comments

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

Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'
# Ignored
# Ignored

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'

Jul 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 21,541 Views 9 Comments

Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.

Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 10:30 AM 4,335 Views 0 Comments

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

Friday 12 June, 2020

Beaumont researchers change opt-out deadline for genomics study following calls by Health Minister
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Beaumont researchers change opt-out deadline for genomics study following calls by Health Minister

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 6:01 PM 21,982 Views 6 Comments

Concerns were raised in the Dáil because “public awareness of this significant proposal is very limited”.

Sunday 17 May, 2020

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations
# Lift Out
# Lift Out

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations

May 17th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,708 Views 36 Comments

Over eight stations, on average, had lifts out of action over the past two weeks, according to Access for All campaign group.

Monday 4 May, 2020

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

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

May 4th 2020, 7:30 PM 23,440 Views 1 Comment

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

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research
# Consent Process
# Consent Process

Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research

Apr 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,359 Views 7 Comments

Researchers are worried that affected patients and families will not see notices for commercially linked study.

Monday 27 April, 2020

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

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

Apr 27th 2020, 12:27 PM 23,619 Views 102 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 83,866 Views 80 Comments

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

Monday 6 April, 2020

Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

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

Apr 6th 2020, 11:59 AM 29,690 Views 1 Comment

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

Monday 2 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:29 PM 8,855 Views 0 Comments

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

Friday 21 February, 2020

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system
# Waiting For Therapy
# Waiting For Therapy

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Feb 21st 2020, 7:31 PM 18,381 Views 37 Comments

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

Monday 3 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 1:15 PM 13,648 Views 8 Comments

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

Monday 27 January, 2020

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week
# Sick Of It
# Sick Of It

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week

Jan 27th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,955 Views 37 Comments

Families can spend over €100 per day on costs associated with having a child in hospital, according to a survey released today.

Friday 17 January, 2020

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,183 Views 3 Comments

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

Monday 6 January, 2020

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jan 6th 2020, 10:36 AM 7,068 Views 2 Comments

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

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
# Help Us Investigate

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:01 PM 4,634 Views 2 Comments

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

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