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Last month
June 2024
Dogs used in illegal hunting pose danger to the public, expert warns
A Noteworthy investigation exposes the underground world of dog-on-wildlife fighting and the dangers posed by the pets conditioned to attack.
Dogs bred to fight and kill protected wildlife in Ireland
Badgers, foxes and minks regularly targeted
Pets suffering serious injuries traded for cash on ability to kill
This year
2024
Calls for Seanad debate following Noteworthy cockfighting revelations
Investigation: Cruel cockfighting sees an underground resurgence in Ireland
Illegal matches and the breeding of birds solely for the banned bloodsport is happening up and down the country, an investigation by Noteworthy has found.
Disturbing footage shows organised chicken fights
Brutal bouts being organised in private social media groups
Irish Defence Forces member and foreign government worker linked
500% increase in migrant children arriving alone in Ireland claiming asylum
New investigation finds that more than 51,000 minors have disappeared after arriving in Europe between 2021 and 2023.
Ireland failing to protect unaccompanied migrant children, EU report states
Ancient tomb site targeted by vandals 'not being protected' by government
Over 100 women murdered in Ireland since 2012 - and a gap in data on gendered violence
New cross-European investigation with Noteworthy finds Ireland’s response to violence against women hindered by insufficient records.
Female rape victims in Ireland almost treble that of EU counterparts
Investigation by Noteworthy and European colleagues shows Ireland ranking among highest number of reported rapes in 2022.
Sexual assault victims increase almost year on year since 2012
Between 2021 and 2023 over 68,000 rape victims recorded across Europe
Advocates say Ireland has ‘large-scale problem’ in tackling female violence
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why is our history falling into the sea?
Vandalising of monuments 'as much a concern' as climate change impact
Heritage experts warn of the effect of mindless damage as Noteworthy reveals historical sites across Ireland attacked at least 140 times in past three years.
Coastal erosion will wipe out many ancient seaside sites and monuments
Escalating storms and extreme weather caused by climate change will increase coastal erosion with many Irish landmarks unable to be saved, experts say.
A number of monuments and historical buildings already falling into the sea
Nationwide climate hazard map of threatened sites set to be launched
Government: Managed loss of history ‘must be addressed’
Last year
2023
Bitten and broken: Dog attack victims say lax law enforcement leaves them without hope
Noteworthy investigation finds dog bite reports continue to rise across Ireland, with sheepdogs one of the most commonly reported for aggressive behaviour.
Dog attacks in some council areas have more than doubled in less than a year
Significant increase in incidents of aggressive behaviour, with one council's reports quadrupling
Experts warn owners need education, not tighter controls
Hospital admissions for dog bites soar by 50%
Over 60 migrant children missing after disappearing from State care
The boys and girls – who sought protection after fleeing war-torn countries – vanished in Ireland since 2017.
Noteworthy analysis finds a large number of missing migrant children were not the subject of public garda appeals to help locate them
This year alone, 20 refugee children disappeared and remain missing from Tusla care - the highest yearly number to date
Children’s rights organisations express concerns over underage migrants and raise trafficking fears
All time
National Union of Journalists calls for PSNI to take action over threats to members of the media
Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies