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# good-information - June June 2022

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 11,040 Views 2 Comments

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

Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works
# Analysis
# Analysis

Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works

Jun 29th 2022, 12:33 AM 14,988 Views 38 Comments
  • Major survey finds older Irish people much more supportive of EU than those in other European states.
  • Number of Eurosceptics is small but many in general population worry about sovereignty and fisheries.
  • Generational gap on issues is wide as 65+ cohort worries about immigration and young about climate action.
WATCH: Open Newsroom - Ireland and the EU after 50 years together
# How It Started
# How It Started

WATCH: Open Newsroom - Ireland and the EU after 50 years together

Jun 27th 2022, 8:30 PM 4,433 Views 0 Comments

Watch our webinar on how Ireland found itself at the heart of the EU 50 years ago – and how it’s working for us now.

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 20,630 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.
Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,682 Views 17 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

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 9,042 Views 7 Comments

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

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?
# EU Quiz
# EU Quiz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?

Jun 22nd 2022, 8:30 PM 25,679 Views 7 Comments

How much do ‘EU’ know?

The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?
# European Union
# European Union

The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?

Jun 22nd 2022, 10:43 AM 2,717 Views 2 Comments

Where is the EU leading us on climate and common defence?

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
# Register
# Register

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years

Jun 20th 2022, 9:30 AM 4,355 Views 3 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.

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 9,976 Views 21 Comments

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

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe
# The Journal Live
# The Journal Live

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe

Jun 15th 2022, 8:15 PM 5,778 Views 3 Comments

Our youth audience heard from MEPs and European expert on how they work – and challenged them on how EU should tackle issues such as climate change.

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,865 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”
# The Change
# The Change

Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”

Jun 5th 2022, 7:30 AM 35,973 Views 19 Comments

After decades in the shadows, the menopause is finally starting to get the attention it merits.

# good-information - This year 2022

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?

May 24th 2022, 10:57 AM 8,840 Views 2 Comments

Covid transformed Ireland’s working culture. The Good Information Podcast can tell you what that means for you.

"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions

Apr 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 12,548 Views 13 Comments

The EU has spent 18 months looking into how malicious foreign actors are manipulating public debate. It has plans for how to stop them – but will they work?

From love-bombing to Covid-19, how Irish words are made and published
# Fiontar
# Fiontar

From love-bombing to Covid-19, how Irish words are made and published

Mar 31st 2022, 8:00 PM 10,799 Views 4 Comments

And how you can suggest one yourself, too.

Siri can't speak Irish: Tackling the digital gaps for the Irish language
# Ni Thuigim
# Ni Thuigim

Siri can't speak Irish: Tackling the digital gaps for the Irish language

Mar 31st 2022, 6:30 AM 9,055 Views 41 Comments

Irish researchers are working with colleagues across the EU to tackle language inequality for minority languages online.

The major minority: protecting the Polish language for a new Irish generation
# Polish In Ireland
# Polish In Ireland

The major minority: protecting the Polish language for a new Irish generation

Mar 30th 2022, 12:58 PM 16,183 Views 8 Comments

Polish community activists tell The Good Information Project that language can be a barrier for many of the 125,000-strong population here.

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine
# Na Meáin Shóisialta
# Na Meáin Shóisialta

Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine

Mar 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 10,823 Views 6 Comments

Young Irish speakers are engaging a whole new audience with the language online.

Sign up to The Good Information Project newsletter
# Engage
# Engage

Sign up to The Good Information Project newsletter

Mar 16th 2022, 12:15 PM 94 Views 0 Comments

Our 18-month project dives deep into the issues that affect Irish citizens and our place in the EU.

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 18,793 Views 24 Comments

“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.

Open Newsroom invitation: The New Digital Age - are we ready for it?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Open Newsroom invitation: The New Digital Age - are we ready for it?

Feb 14th 2022, 1:40 PM 4,440 Views 3 Comments

Join our expert panel at lunchtime this Wednesday to discuss the drive for digital across everything from employment to education.

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 7,470 Views 29 Comments

This month The Good Information Project looks at tech and the new digital age. We want to know how the internet could be ‘fixed’ to improve quality of life in Ireland.

Quotas, campaigns and new legislation - what's next for gender equality in Ireland?
# TGIP
# TGIP

Quotas, campaigns and new legislation - what's next for gender equality in Ireland?

Feb 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,489 Views 25 Comments

The Good Information Project has spent the last four weeks focusing on work in Ireland and the EU to bring us closer to gender equality.

Elizabeth, Julia, Rosie: Rewriting the women erased from Irish history
# Herstory
# Herstory

Elizabeth, Julia, Rosie: Rewriting the women erased from Irish history

Feb 6th 2022, 5:26 PM 16,011 Views 6 Comments

The Good Information Project finds we have to look back in order to move forward in gender equality.

Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?

Feb 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,156 Views 39 Comments

Some experts say that its success in addressing wider gender imbalances in business may be limited.

Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?

Feb 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 23,528 Views 23 Comments

We’ve spent the last month looking at the progress being made – and the work left to be done.

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,817 Views 15 Comments

Quotas alone will not bring about equality of representation writes former Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan.

Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?

Jan 28th 2022, 9:30 AM 28,864 Views 57 Comments

The need for affordable childcare has consistently been highlighted as an issue for working parents.

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you

Jan 27th 2022, 5:50 PM 6,661 Views 16 Comments

The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.

'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
# Good Information
# Good Information

'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic

Jan 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,189 Views 41 Comments
  • Recent research pointed to higher levels of abuse towards female politicians in Ireland compared to their male counterparts, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One local councillor shared her experience of receiving inappropriate messages from a man on Facebook.
  • Research shows these types of negative online experiences lead to self-censoring by women.

# good-information - Last year 2021

‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support

Nov 2nd 2021, 9:16 PM 14,077 Views 32 Comments

The Journal hosted a panel in Athlone this evening to discuss COP26 and Ireland’s role in climate action.

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
# Splitting The Atom
# Splitting The Atom

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 PM 33,680 Views 182 Comments

In a trade-off between tackling climate change and economic growth, more people would prioritise solving the climate crisis.

Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough
# ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
# ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 7,672 Views 41 Comments

Across the political spectrum, only Fine Gael voters place more responsibility on individuals than on governments to tackle the climate crisis.

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds
# Survey Says
# Survey Says

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds

Oct 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,248 Views 39 Comments
  • Only one-third of people in Ireland - and just 11% of young adults - think the government is doing enough on climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Polling by Ireland Thinks has delved into the country's views on climate policies, actions, and where responsibility for creating change lies.
  • Green Party voters are overwhelmingly unsatisfied - 95% said the government, which their party is in, is not doing enough on climate.
Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'

Oct 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,044 Views 20 Comments
  • A Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change is 'the holy grail' - but 'very, very difficult' to do
  • There were 71 deaths in Ireland from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019
  • Ireland is extremely unlikely to see deaths due to extreme heat, reports CJ McKinney
Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 41,008 Views 25 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at public transport – so what did you learn?

'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 20,597 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.

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

Jul 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,723 Views 47 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Are people actually leaving Dublin now that they can work remotely?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are people actually leaving Dublin now that they can work remotely?

May 9th 2021, 6:30 PM 63,259 Views 40 Comments

Estate agents are reporting an increased interest from Dublin dwellers looking to move out of the capital.

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