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# maria-delaney - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 7:05 AM 11,744 Views 7 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how the private fertility sector is making millions as patients are left in debt.

# maria-delaney - 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 94,925 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

# maria-delaney - 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 35,383 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

# maria-delaney - 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 40,414 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

# maria-delaney - 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 33,841 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

# maria-delaney - 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 11,913 Views 0 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
# Awards
# Awards

Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021

Nov 28th 2021, 1:30 PM 17,018 Views 0 Comments

Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.

# maria-delaney - 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 22,100 Views 0 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Nov 9th 2021, 3:54 PM 57 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

# maria-delaney - Friday 22 October, 2021

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 48,331 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí

# maria-delaney - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated Oct 17th 2021, 6:40 PM 52,643 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns

# maria-delaney - 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 18,355 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

# maria-delaney - 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 19,706 Views 0 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 21,017 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

# maria-delaney - 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 15,733 Views 12 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 13,350 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.

# maria-delaney - 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 18,039 Views 16 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 21,570 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.

# maria-delaney - 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 26,800 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.

# maria-delaney - 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 16,169 Views 33 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 12,496 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

# maria-delaney - 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 9,653 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

# maria-delaney - 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 53,488 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

# maria-delaney - 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 18,401 Views 38 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 49,851 Views 52 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 51,747 Views 9 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 12,805 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.

# maria-delaney - 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 13,426 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 104 Views 0 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 46,602 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.

# maria-delaney - 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 31,155 Views 27 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 43,984 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.

# maria-delaney - 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 7,618 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.

# maria-delaney - 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 9,058 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 26,273 Views 13 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 30,084 Views 15 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 24,327 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 84,642 Views 96 Comments

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

# maria-delaney - 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 47,642 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 697 Views 0 Comments

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

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