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#noteworthy.ie

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed

Thousands of creatures including frogs, newts, and eels are thought to have been buried alive after silt was used to cover the site.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 8 November, 2019

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

'Should we admit this is a gesture?': Staff at Trinity College called for clarity ahead of call out for more women sculptures

The university has asked staff and students to nominate the first female scholar to be memorialised in a bust.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 4 November, 2019

Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Since April, we’ve published almost 50 articles which were funded directly by our readers.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site

One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 11 October, 2019

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign FOI

'It is just pure anti-whiteism': NTA hit by complaints over anti-racism campaign

In August, the NTA launched a week-long public campaign to highlight experiences of racism.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times Exclusive

The Department of Foreign Affairs was unwilling to make it a requirement.

High-earning multinational executives 'shocked' at Irish tax rates after their eligibility for special tax deal elapsed

Eighteen people earning between €1 million and €10 million benefit from enormous tax write-offs under the scheme.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Minister meets insurers in London to 'hopefully' entice them to 'rethink' position in Irish market

The departure of a major player in insurance for the leisure industry, in particular, has damaged Irish companies.

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Exclusive

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Since April, we’ve undertaken more than twenty projects, ten of which were funded directly by our readers.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?

Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 9 September, 2019

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Exclusive

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 6 September, 2019

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 2 September, 2019

More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Ten sites purchased as part of the doomed decentralisation plan of 2003 remain in state hands more than a decade later.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 23 August, 2019

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Busier roads mean more crashes on the M50, but what junctions see the most serious collisions?

New figures spell out where incidents take place in the busy ring road.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

# noteworthy-ie - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

High level of sports grants for Dublin was 'bringing government funding system into disrepute' Exclusive

Civil servants in Shane Ross’s department warned that some sporting bodies were getting funded even though their applications were weak.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times Exclusive

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 26 July, 2019

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

# noteworthy-ie - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Average of 30 TDs and senators a month getting Dáil bar and restaurant debts taken from salary

New credit process brought in last year to Leinster House facilities sees tabs of more than two months automatically deducted.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 19 July, 2019

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction

As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 18 July, 2019

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

# noteworthy-ie - Monday 15 July, 2019

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016

The meat was seized after failing to meet standards for import into Ireland.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# noteworthy-ie - Friday 5 July, 2019

An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 4 July, 2019

New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'

Last month the HSE confirmed that funding of €5.7 million has been approved for the development.

# noteworthy-ie - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Exclusive

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

# noteworthy-ie - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Is enough being done to keep Dublin Bay safe for swimmers this summer?

Malfunction at upgraded part of Ringsend plant, increased construction in the city and a leaky legacy are muddying the waters.

# noteworthy-ie - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors

Public was made aware of the site via tweets from Oireachtas Twitter account.

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