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Wednesday 10 August, 2022

How Noteworthy is tackling inequity by giving a platform to unheard voices
# Social Justice
# Social Justice

How Noteworthy is tackling inequity by giving a platform to unheard voices

Wed 7:01 AM 6,083 Views 3 Comments

Social justice has been a focus of investigative platform Noteworthy since its inception over three years ago.

Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels

Jun 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 9,102 Views 9 Comments

Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.

Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

May 24th 2022, 12:04 AM 12,468 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops

Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Alleged excessive data gathering by Department of Social Protection being examined
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Alleged excessive data gathering by Department of Social Protection being examined

May 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,500 Views 22 Comments
  • The Data Protection Commission is looking at use of free travel pass data, writes Maria Delaney
  • Noteworthy investigation reveals the Department had a database of free travel journeys until 2020
  • We also find Leap card system usage records, including journey data, are being retained for over a year

Saturday 2 April, 2022

Noteworthy supporters keen to see health service investigated
# Public Interest
# Public Interest

Noteworthy supporters keen to see health service investigated

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:01 PM 12,514 Views 0 Comments

Our investigative platform recently received a lot of emails and support for health-related projects.

Thursday 24 March, 2022

None of the 91 community teams for children with disabilities are fully staffed
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

None of the 91 community teams for children with disabilities are fully staffed

Mar 24th 2022, 6:30 AM 15,942 Views 17 Comments

There is an average vacancy rate of about 25% across teams, the Joint Committee heard this week.

Friday 11 March, 2022

Over half of children with disabilities not receiving any services, new survey reveals
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

Over half of children with disabilities not receiving any services, new survey reveals

Mar 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 10,174 Views 7 Comments

Two recent surveys highlight concerns that services are getting worse rather than better.

Tuesday 1 March, 2022

People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care

Mar 1st 2022, 6:10 PM 6,235 Views 2 Comments

The latest data shows an increase in people waiting more than eight weeks for assessments and treatment.

Sunday 27 February, 2022

'Eating disorders don't just stop': Teenagers losing services on transition to adult care
# Lost In Transition
# Lost In Transition

'Eating disorders don't just stop': Teenagers losing services on transition to adult care

Feb 27th 2022, 1:05 PM 11,534 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy finds that many children are being blocked from specialist treatment once they turn 18.

Delays, distress, deterioration: Health system failing people with eating disorders
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Delays, distress, deterioration: Health system failing people with eating disorders

Feb 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,120 Views 2 Comments
  • Noteworthy investigates the chaotic state of services and reveals that most cannot access adequate care
  • Only 55% of the staff for three new teams promised for 2021 have been recruited, reports Maria Delaney
  • People with eating disorders reporting that specialised care reserved for those at 'brink of death'

Friday 11 February, 2022

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,609 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

Monday 3 January, 2022

HSE pays €800,000 over asking price for Sisters of Mercy convent
# Holy Land
# Holy Land

HSE pays €800,000 over asking price for Sisters of Mercy convent

Jan 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 95,335 Views 56 Comments
  • Convent site near Beaumont Hospital sold for over €2.7m last year, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy
  • It had been listed on the market for €1.9m just six months before the HSE bought it for its 'strategic value'
  • A report released to Noteworthy states there was 'no appetite on the vendors side' to move away from the tender process

Thursday 30 December, 2021

Irish boats landing five times recommended catch of fish important to ecosystem
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Irish boats landing five times recommended catch of fish important to ecosystem

Dec 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,731 Views 20 Comments
  • 'An appalling waste of marine life': Over 60% of sprat landed in 2021 was designated for fishmeal, reports Noteworthy's Maria Delaney
  • Wildlife organisations are concerned of the impact sprat fishing is having on other marine life
  • More than half of sprat landed since 2019 was by large vessels over 18m in length

Monday 27 December, 2021

Families still waiting for inquiry into use of drug that causes birth defects
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Families still waiting for inquiry into use of drug that causes birth defects

Dec 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,600 Views 24 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to an inquiry a year ago, reports Noteworthy's Maria Delaney
  • The 'vast majority' of the recommended services for affected children have not been put in place
  • Four nurses - a key measure to 'reduce harm in the future' - are still not appointed

Tuesday 14 December, 2021

'Wild West': Private fertility sector making millions as patients left in debt
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Wild West': Private fertility sector making millions as patients left in debt

Dec 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,003 Views 13 Comments
  • Noteworthy reveals numerous decisions have not been finalised on long-promised public IVF services
  • Reporter Maria Delaney finds people are using house deposits to pay for fertility treatment
  • A lack of legislation is leaving Ireland a ‘Wild West’ when it comes to treatment provision

Thursday 2 December, 2021

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
# New Report
# New Report

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment

Dec 2nd 2021, 1:15 PM 11,978 Views 0 Comments

Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.

Saturday 20 November, 2021

Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 1:00 PM 22,164 Views 0 Comments

Watch our discussion with key Traveller advocates on the major investigative series by Noteworthy and The Journal.

Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence

Nov 10th 2021, 3:22 PM 10,951 Views 0 Comments

Minister Simon Harris announced a public consultation on science advice will take place early next year.

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy

Oct 20th 2021, 12:30 PM 4,716 Views 0 Comments

The investigative team completed a number of collaborative projects in the past three months, thanks to your contributions.

Monday 11 October, 2021

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 18,753 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade

Friday 1 October, 2021

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'

Oct 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 11,370 Views 1 Comment

A review of the role is underway, with concerns over a conflict of interest raised since the head of the Government’s science funding agency was appointed.

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
# No Support
# No Support

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,856 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

Friday 10 September, 2021

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic
# Addiction
# Addiction

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 21,232 Views 19 Comments
  • The Keltoi Rehab Unit continues to be used as a Covid isolation facility, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Keltoi closed 18 months ago, with previous Health Minister Simon Harris promising its reopening
  • Addiction service advocates are frustrated with the HSE response and are calling for a clear reopening date

Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,802 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

Tuesday 17 August, 2021

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
# No Target
# No Target

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,643 Views 6 Comments
  • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
  • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.

Saturday 7 August, 2021

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
# Costly Cut
# Costly Cut

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 18,284 Views 16 Comments

The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.

Thursday 5 August, 2021

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,806 Views 19 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

Monday 2 August, 2021

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
# Voices Unheard
# Voices Unheard

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 27,010 Views 9 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.

Sunday 11 July, 2021

Concern for parents as international surrogacy still missing from new legislation
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Concern for parents as international surrogacy still missing from new legislation

Jul 11th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,330 Views 33 Comments

Advocates warn of ongoing impact to families if international and retrospective surrogacy not addressed soon.

Thursday 10 June, 2021

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months
# Testing The Waters
# Testing The Waters

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months

Jun 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 12,604 Views 20 Comments
  • Almost 900 people across eight locations have boil water notices in place for a year or more, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform
  • Over the past two years, 50 boil water and 10 do not consume notices were in place for more than a month
  • Water supply is impacting housing, with 42 houses refused permission in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny recently

Friday 7 May, 2021

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit

May 7th 2021, 10:24 AM 9,739 Views 17 Comments
  • Almost 30,000 bikes were stolen over the past five years, with an average of 70% of thefts occurring in Dublin, writes Noteworthy reporter Maria Delaney
  • While violent bike thefts increased by 65% in 2020, overall bike thefts were almost unchanged nationally
  • Provisional figures "suggest a marked decrease" in bike thefts up to March this year

Thursday 6 May, 2021

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year

May 6th 2021, 12:01 AM 53,645 Views 46 Comments
  • There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
  • Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the past month
  • A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks

Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
# Rehab Wait
# Rehab Wait

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed

Apr 28th 2021, 12:01 AM 19,084 Views 38 Comments

Over 60% are on the waiting list for at least nine months.

Thursday 22 April, 2021

Noteworthy investigations expose environmental issues and analyse far-right activity
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Noteworthy investigations expose environmental issues and analyse far-right activity

Apr 22nd 2021, 12:30 PM 6,190 Views 9 Comments

The investigative platform completed five projects so far this year, thanks to your contributions.

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission
# Losing Control
# Losing Control

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission

Apr 20th 2021, 12:36 PM 50,002 Views 52 Comments

The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.

Friday 16 April, 2021

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

Apr 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 52,091 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 12,929 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 13,581 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 118 Views 0 Comments

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

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 46,760 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.

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