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Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
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Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

6 hours ago 10,114 Views 6 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
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Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'

Sat 8:00 PM 56,427 Views 32 Comments

What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
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Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

Thu 12:05 AM 16,176 Views 31 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
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Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?

Sep 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 12,975 Views 10 Comments

A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
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Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,534 Views 0 Comments

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
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Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,282 Views 3 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?
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'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?

Sep 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,220 Views 7 Comments

The pact has yet to be adopted and there is currently no unified migration and asylum plan for all member states.

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
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Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 10:14 AM 15,204 Views 28 Comments

The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
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Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,206 Views 3 Comments

EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.

FactFind: What are the migration trends into Europe?
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FactFind: What are the migration trends into Europe?

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,363 Views 2 Comments

Applications for refugee status increased dramatically after the Syrian humanitarian crisis in 2015, and dipped at the beginning of the pandemic.

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
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Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus

Sep 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,009 Views 52 Comments
  • Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
  • One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
  • This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.
What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?
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What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?

Sep 8th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,308 Views 41 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at migration and the EU.

Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free
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Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free

Sep 7th 2021, 11:44 AM 6,629 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll turned up some interesting answers.

Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?
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Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?

Aug 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,882 Views 13 Comments
  • Experts say space exploration isn't a government priority - but that it could be as space travel intensifies
  • Ireland's current focus is more about Earth than exploring the universe, writes CJ McKinney
An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity
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An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 5,757 Views 1 Comment

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about the 21st century space race.

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?
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270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,799 Views 18 Comments

“That is what speaks to me about being an astronaut – it gives me the opportunity to make the world better and to inspire other people to do the same.”

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
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Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,121 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?
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Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?

Aug 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,168 Views 57 Comments

Technological advancements have made space more accessible and affordable to private enterprises.

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
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The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'

Aug 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,395 Views 6 Comments

The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
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From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 18,367 Views 25 Comments

We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.

Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?
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Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 40,700 Views 25 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at public transport – so what did you learn?

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil voters among least likely to support a congestion charge
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Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil voters among least likely to support a congestion charge

Aug 17th 2021, 6:03 PM 17,856 Views 53 Comments

Polling by Ireland Thinks and TGIP found that Green Party voters are the highest supporters of a congestion charge in Irish cities.

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
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‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,068 Views 5 Comments
  • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
  • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.
'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
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'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,120 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
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Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor

Aug 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,011 Views 67 Comments
  • The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
  • Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
  • The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.
Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin
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Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin

Aug 8th 2021, 7:00 PM 24,255 Views 71 Comments

77% of Dubliners feel their area is well serviced by public transport – but in the midlands, 78% feel the exact opposite.

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland
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'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland

Aug 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,928 Views 6 Comments

“When everything is done, he takes us home again and we’re left to the door with our shopping. It’s absolutely brilliant.”

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
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'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,679 Views 16 Comments

The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
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Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,185 Views 78 Comments

Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
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What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown

Aug 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 23,613 Views 17 Comments
  • We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
  • From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
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Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,383 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.
'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
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'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,283 Views 29 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland? From TheJournal.ie

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

Aug 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,728 Views 49 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
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'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

Aug 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 21,913 Views 30 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
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'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 26,652 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.
Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
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Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?

Jul 30th 2021, 10:52 AM 5,979 Views 14 Comments

Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
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'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,068 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

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

Jul 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,950 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.
Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
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Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,383 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
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From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Jul 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,094 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

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