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Monday 22 February, 2021

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms
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'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 72,817 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy finds biodiversity in a battle with some farming practices – and a low level of accountability demanded by the Department of Agriculture.

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk
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# Shear Force

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 45,059 Views 59 Comments

Noteworthy discovers rich hedgerow resource cut back by local authorities during bird nesting season.

Sunday 31 January, 2021

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
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# Covid-19

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?

Jan 31st 2021, 11:00 AM 9,057 Views 10 Comments

In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns
# Timber Trouble
# Timber Trouble

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,244 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy analysis reveals serious concerns remain over environmental assessments undertaken by the State prior to granting plantation forestry licences.

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Monday 28 December, 2020

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
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# Do Not Swim

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,085 Views 11 Comments

Noteworthy analysis of EPA data shows that “do not swim” notices are an all too common occurrence at beaches across the country.

Sunday 27 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting environmental info from public authorities
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# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting environmental info from public authorities

Dec 27th 2020, 11:30 AM 9,047 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how to use AIE requests to access a world of biodiversity and climate information.

Friday 18 December, 2020

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
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# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,700 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy
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# Busy Investigating

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy

Dec 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 4,920 Views 0 Comments

Learn how you can support Noteworthy this festive season to investigate the stories that matter to you.

Monday 26 October, 2020

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences
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# Spruced Up

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

Oct 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 61,845 Views 26 Comments

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity
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# Spruced Up

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Oct 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 64,515 Views 67 Comments

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

Thursday 1 October, 2020

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy
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# Your Stories

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy

Oct 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 9,962 Views 11 Comments

Your support means that Noteworthy can now also start investigating illegal hedgecutting.

Monday 7 September, 2020

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,809 Views 3 Comments

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
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# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 38,727 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

Sunday 2 August, 2020

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy
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# Help Us Investigate

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy

Aug 2nd 2020, 10:30 AM 13,596 Views 1 Comment

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and launched proposed projects on the Big Four, plastic waste and agri-subsidies.

Monday 8 June, 2020

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy
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# Busy Investigating

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jun 8th 2020, 7:30 PM 7,719 Views 0 Comments

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

Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions
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# Clearing The Air

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions

May 27th 2020, 12:11 PM 9,808 Views 33 Comments

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen dioxide levels have dropped in tandem with the sharp fall in car use over the past months.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,187 Views 34 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.