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Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
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# GDPR

Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors

Jul 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 12,844 Views 25 Comments
  • A data expert says the Minister for Children's approach breaches GDPR, Órla Ryan writes
  • Survivors have said a GP should not be involved in the process - at odds with the Department
  • Minister Roderic O'Gorman is in discussions with Cabinet colleagues about new regulations
'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'
# Rathmines
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# Rathmines

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,320 Views 75 Comments
  • An official wrote the email before the doorway at the Rathmines college was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • The boarding up of the location prompted an outcry on social media because the location had been frequented by a man who slept rough.
  • Official statements at the time suggested that the doorway was boarded up to facilitate Leaving Certificate exams in June.
Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government
# Transparency
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# Transparency

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government

Jun 17th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,957 Views 8 Comments

The Act will be reviewed for the first time since being updated in 2014.

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

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

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,401 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints
# Off The Rails
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# Off The Rails

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints

May 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 16,555 Views 21 Comments

Covid-19 was central to dozens of complaints about public transport last year.

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
# Adoption
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# Adoption

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'

Apr 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 13,411 Views 16 Comments

Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.

USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'
# Gsoc
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# Gsoc

USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'

Mar 21st 2021, 4:42 PM 44,022 Views 0 Comments

The data breach was one of 29 reported by the Garda Ombudsman over the past two years.

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
# Ceann Comhairle
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# Ceann Comhairle

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity

Mar 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 82,194 Views 31 Comments

The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch
# Does Not Compute
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# Does Not Compute

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch

Feb 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,582 Views 69 Comments

Ireland was likely experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 cases earlier than officially reported.

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
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# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,718 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
# Student Nurses
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# Student Nurses

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words

Feb 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 101,510 Views 52 Comments

A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
# Allegations
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# Allegations

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,136 Views 25 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

The power of information with a slice of horticulture: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Info Hub
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# Info Hub

The power of information with a slice of horticulture: Latest news from Noteworthy

Jan 1st 2021, 12:01 PM 7,918 Views 0 Comments

Highlights include a series which helps you access data from public authorities and an investigation into horticulture labour practices.

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
# Info Hub
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# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information

Dec 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 7,592 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting the most from Freedom of Information requests
# Access To Information
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# Access To Information

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting the most from Freedom of Information requests

Dec 29th 2020, 11:30 AM 8,957 Views 2 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how to use the FOI Act to access non-personal records.

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there
# Info Hub
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# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there

Dec 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,022 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how access your personal information from both public bodies and private companies.

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting environmental info from public authorities
# Info Hub
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# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to getting environmental info from public authorities

Dec 27th 2020, 11:30 AM 9,171 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how to use AIE requests to access a world of biodiversity and climate information.

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
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# Penalty Points

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 39,774 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
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# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,693 Views 96 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

RTÉ says it's striving to improve Player amid complaints about 'frustrating' and 'ridiculous' service
# Streaming
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# Streaming

RTÉ says it's striving to improve Player amid complaints about 'frustrating' and 'ridiculous' service

Dec 25th 2020, 5:00 PM 62,241 Views 82 Comments

“To say this is frustrating would be a gross understatement,” one viewer wrote.

'Ridiculous' forecasting and 'offensive' lack of Northern Irish coverage: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2020
# Year In Weather
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# Year In Weather

'Ridiculous' forecasting and 'offensive' lack of Northern Irish coverage: The complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2020

Dec 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,940 Views 37 Comments

Some people complained about Met Éireann’s predictions while others took issue with the website.

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
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# Busy Investigating

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy

Dec 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 4,954 Views 0 Comments

Learn how you can support Noteworthy this festive season to investigate the stories that matter to you.

Government inaction on genomics and forestry on precious peat: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
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# Busy Investigating

Government inaction on genomics and forestry on precious peat: Latest news from Noteworthy

Nov 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,835 Views 9 Comments

Two major investigations were published over the past month thanks to your continued support.

'Ciara caused a lot of hassle': Irish pronunciation leaves Dutch tongue-tied in naming of 2020-21 storms
# Name Our Storms
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# Name Our Storms

'Ciara caused a lot of hassle': Irish pronunciation leaves Dutch tongue-tied in naming of 2020-21 storms

Oct 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 25,853 Views 33 Comments

Irish, UK and Dutch meteorologists recently collaborated on the winter storm names.

Transport Department accused DCC of making 'allegations against State bodies' over traffic 'Wish List'
# Dublin City Council
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# Dublin City Council

Transport Department accused DCC of making 'allegations against State bodies' over traffic 'Wish List'

Oct 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,852 Views 16 Comments

The Council had requested in its ‘Wish List’ to Minister Eamon Ryan that taxis be banned from a number of bus lanes in Dublin.

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Your Stories
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# Your Stories

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy

Oct 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 9,971 Views 11 Comments

Your support means that Noteworthy can now also start investigating illegal hedgecutting.

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals
# Supreme Court
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# Supreme Court

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals

Sep 25th 2020, 4:51 PM 23,133 Views 3 Comments

The country’s highest court made the order in two rulings today.

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
# Black Lives Matter
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# Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Sep 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 50,402 Views 168 Comments

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
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# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,846 Views 3 Comments

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?
# Your Stories
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# Your Stories

Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?

Sep 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 11,130 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy is working on a several investigations and crowdfunding for new projects on dognapping and eating disorder treatment.

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year
# Assault
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# Assault

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,528 Views 15 Comments

The log includes several near misses, a brawl with ‘quite a bit of blood’, and theft on trains and at stations.

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown

Aug 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,334 Views 37 Comments

Correspondence sent to Varadkar shows how the public reacted to the crisis in its initial weeks.

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
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# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,509 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy
# Help Us Investigate
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# Help Us Investigate

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

Aug 2nd 2020, 10:30 AM 13,602 Views 1 Comment

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

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years
# Garda Convictions
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# Garda Convictions

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years

Aug 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 41,256 Views 47 Comments

The convictions cover drink driving, misuse of drugs, sexual crime, and an offence under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act.

Revenue staff were warned not to use Zoom over fears taxpayer information would be harvested
# FOI
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# FOI

Revenue staff were warned not to use Zoom over fears taxpayer information would be harvested

Jul 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,520 Views 6 Comments

IT staff in Revenue working on an advisory for employees developed a watch-list on reasons not to use Zoom.

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh
# Robert Watt
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# Robert Watt

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh

Jul 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,572 Views 48 Comments

DPER Secretary General Robert Watt told an official: “I don’t understand why we should not release the information.”

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 10:30 AM 4,341 Views 0 Comments

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

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19
# Aviation
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# Aviation

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19

Jun 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,374 Views 18 Comments

The airlines accounted for over 13% of air traffic at Ireland’s airports before the pandemic.

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,162 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

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