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# tml - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds
# Survey Says
# Survey Says

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds

Oct 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,132 Views 39 Comments
  • Only one-third of people in Ireland - and just 11% of young adults - think the government is doing enough on climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Polling by Ireland Thinks has delved into the country's views on climate policies, actions, and where responsibility for creating change lies.
  • Green Party voters are overwhelmingly unsatisfied - 95% said the government, which their party is in, is not doing enough on climate.

# tml - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

Oct 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,021 Views 177 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

# tml - Thursday 21 October, 2021

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

Oct 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 33,283 Views 18 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.

# tml - Monday 18 October, 2021

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

Oct 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,297 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.

# tml - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam
# Dublin
# Dublin

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam

Sep 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 63,496 Views 6 Comments
  • An attempted scam took place over two days last week at an estate in north Dublin, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Officers are urging householders in the area to be on the alert for suspicious callers.
  • One charity has described the attempted scam as 'despicable'.

# tml - Friday 17 September, 2021

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
# Put To Test
# Put To Test

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

Sep 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 14,000 Views 30 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.

# tml - Saturday 28 August, 2021

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
# Joining The Dots
# Joining The Dots

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis

Aug 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 72,600 Views 47 Comments
  • Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
  • We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
  • Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.

# tml - Friday 20 August, 2021

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement

Aug 20th 2021, 12:02 AM 24,504 Views 93 Comments
  • Ireland has committed to accepting 200 Afghan refugees but the government expects "a lot more" will ultimately be granted protection.
  • Human rights and migrant organisations have called for Ireland to resettle a minimum of 1,000.
  • The community sponsorship model is one way Ireland could be more proactive, Rónán Duffy takes a look at what it is.

# tml - Saturday 14 August, 2021

'A new set of solutions': What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?
# Warmed Up
# Warmed Up

'A new set of solutions': What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?

Aug 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,260 Views 97 Comments
  • Governments, industries and households all have a role in achieving climate goals, Lauren Boland reports.
  • A major new UN report this week found lowering emissions is the key to stop temperatures rising.
  • "Use your vote. Vote with your wallet. Use your influence," one expert says.

# tml - Friday 13 August, 2021

New parking blackspot emerges in Dublin during 2020 as clamping revenue takes €1m pandemic hit
# Clamp Down
# Clamp Down

New parking blackspot emerges in Dublin during 2020 as clamping revenue takes €1m pandemic hit

Aug 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,076 Views 51 Comments

Clarendon Street saw the highest number of vehicles clamped during 2020.

# tml - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply

Aug 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,744 Views 49 Comments
  • Average rental prices increased by 5.6% in the year to the end of June.
  • The average national monthly rent was up 2.4% from the first quarter, the largest quarterly gain since mid-2018.
  • The situation is more acute outside of Dublin with rents increasing typically at double-digit rates.

# tml - 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 21,515 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.

# tml - 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 26,765 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.

# tml - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

Jul 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,394 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her

# tml - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

Jul 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,130 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

# tml - Monday 19 July, 2021

Leaving on a jet plane? Here's what you need to know about the return of international travel
# Holibops
# Holibops

Leaving on a jet plane? Here's what you need to know about the return of international travel

Jul 19th 2021, 12:02 AM 83,431 Views 44 Comments
  • Rónán Duffy outlines what to expect if you're thinking of taking a trip this summer
  • The Digital Covid Cert should make things easier but technically you don't need one
  • If you decide to go, what will the resorts even look like?

# tml - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'The brand isn't as strong as it once was': How will Fianna Fáil react to last week's by-election result?
# Soldiers Of Destiny
# Soldiers Of Destiny

'The brand isn't as strong as it once was': How will Fianna Fáil react to last week's by-election result?

Jul 13th 2021, 12:03 AM 18,615 Views 49 Comments
  • Concerns about the future of Fianna Fáil's leadership have grown following last week's by-election, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • One councillor believes the party should re-connect with its voters, particularly at local authority level.

# tml - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'I can’t risk my son’s life': Families with vulnerable teenagers left waiting for answers on vaccine access
# In The Dark
# In The Dark

'I can’t risk my son’s life': Families with vulnerable teenagers left waiting for answers on vaccine access

Jul 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 21,483 Views 17 Comments
  • For families with vulnerable teenagers, life has been put on hold while they wait for a vaccine, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15s over a month ago, but it hasn't been actioned in Ireland.
  • The Taoiseach has asked Niac to give advice on vaccinating children with underlying conditions.

# tml - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag
# Pride Month
# Pride Month

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag

Jun 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 54,515 Views 78 Comments
  • The Ballyfermot Assumption Parish flew an Irish flag and a Pride flag last week to show that "all are welcome" in its church.
  • The church received abusive messages on social media and was asked by the Dublin diocese to remove it because of a stance against flags.
  • Local community groups are planning to meet on Friday to show solidarity, Lauren Boland reports.

# tml - Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,868 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# tml - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
# Mortality Misinfo
# Mortality Misinfo

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,725 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.

# tml - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,509 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

# tml - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
# Scams
# Scams

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 30,985 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

May 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 101,140 Views 0 Comments

Different versions of the message have appeared in recent days.

# tml - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision

May 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,672 Views 0 Comments

Dr Jawad Zaman (33) has been living in Ireland since 2015.

# tml - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,164 Views 90 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.