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#noteworthy

# noteworthy - Monday 20 January, 2020

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

# noteworthy - Monday 6 January, 2020

Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are 44 open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall

In the third part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we delve into the issues surrounding the controversial demolition of two historic houses and the gable wall that remains “encased in a tomb of steel girders”.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated"

In the second part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal that residual limestone aggregate remains in the protected River Nore following construction of a bridge that left the community of Kilkenny City divided.

# noteworthy - Monday 16 December, 2019

A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city

In the first part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal the cost of the bridge more than doubled while Kilkenny County Council paid €7 million for two buildings in the centre of Kilkenny that are now valued at just €400,000.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are 35 investigation open investigation proposals compiled from ideas sent to us by you, our readers.

# noteworthy - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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 - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

# noteworthy - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies

An outbreak of infection recently saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies Exclusive

The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies Exclusive

Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.

# noteworthy - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

# noteworthy - Monday 3 June, 2019

The ugly side to dermal fillers: 'Would you let your mechanic stick a needle in your face?'

Demand for lip and facial fillers is booming across Ireland, fuelling concerns about rogue operators in the unregulated beauty industry.

# noteworthy - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# noteworthy - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# noteworthy - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

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

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

# noteworthy - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Sink or Swim: Inside the battle over access to the historic Clontarf Baths

Locals hoped a redevelopment would return the pool to public use after decades of disrepair.

# noteworthy - Friday 3 May, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends

Bon Secours Sisters say a €2.5 million donation towards excavation and memorial will be their only contribution to the state.

# noteworthy - Friday 26 April, 2019

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

# noteworthy - Friday 19 April, 2019

'Nobody seems to care': Why some children face years of waiting for 'early intervention'

A family’s address can decide whether their children get quick access to services like speech therapy – or flounder on waiting lists.

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