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# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work

96% of employees on Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme were temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 2 August, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’

Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market

Advocate Craig Kelly writes about how Covid-19 will make a hard situation worse for people with disabilities trying to find a job.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 23 July, 2020

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’

Prevention and Early Intervention expert Marian Quinn outlines the need for a reimagined after-school sector on the other side of Covid-19.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’

Childcare centre owners Sarah O’Leary and and Michele Akerlind explain how better investment can build a well paid and affordable childcare sector.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 20 July, 2020

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’

Mother Lynda Butler outlines the impact of childcare costs for her first daughter and how high fees are making her think twice about having a second child.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo Exclusive

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes

UCC researcher calls for a broader range of clean energy initiatives as small towns suffer air pollution from residential solid fuel burning.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive Exclusive

Cork controversy throws up major questions about how Ireland approaches flooding relief in the face of growing climate change threat.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 12 June, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 8 June, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there

Award-winning photographer, Eddie Hennessy, says his business gave him self worth but lack of support will shutter it.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 17 May, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Opinion: Ireland's courts might have a digital future but vulnerable people need protection

‘Those who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, people with intellectual disabilities and non-native English speakers will need help to navigate the new system.’

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 4 May, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 3 May, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 27 April, 2020

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

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 Exclusive

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

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 20 April, 2020

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 6 April, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Opinion: 'We battled to have our son's autism diagnosed - how might the delay have affected him?'

Mother’s six-year struggle of appeals, complaints and a High Court case to get her son the help he needed.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion needs to change'

‘I’d become wise how to beat the tests’ – responses to concussion researcher show more than protocols and workshops needed to change culture.

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Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion in GAA needs to change'

‘I’d become wise how to beat the tests’ – responses to concussion researcher show more than protocols and workshops needed to change culture.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Opinion: ‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'

Last week, Sioned Jones was found not guilty of criminal damage of a Coillte Forest but guilty of a second charge of stealing firewood.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 2 March, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 21 February, 2020

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

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

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

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