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From TheJournal.ie Investigating floods schemes and winning our first award: Latest news from Noteworthy Award Winning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive Banks Of The Lee

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive Exclusive

Cork controversy throws up major questions about how Ireland approaches flooding relief in the face of growing climate change threat.

From TheJournal.ie Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy Busy Investigating

Bumper month for support and Covid-19 project update: Latest news from Noteworthy

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

From TheJournal.ie Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy Busy Investigating

Bicycle blackspots and Covid-19 domestic violence: Latest news from Noteworthy

More of your ideas have been turned into proposed investigations as part of the team’s pandemic project.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland Bicycle Blackspots

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation analyses complaints to uncover the main problems facing cyclists.

From TheJournal.ie 'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist Bicycle Blackspots

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals high risk areas in its analysis of 12 years of cyclist collision data.

From TheJournal.ie 'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie "I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy

The first investigation will look at a suspected increase in domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Record-breaking month with highest number of supporters: Latest news from Noteworthy Thank You

Record-breaking month with highest number of supporters: Latest news from Noteworthy

An investigation into the most dangerous roads and junctions for cyclists is also underway.

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

Over 10,000 trees cut & lack of expertise revealed: Latest news from Noteworthy

There are four investigation proposals on their way to be funded soon, with two over 60% complete.

From TheJournal.ie "We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Cut Down To Size

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Cut Down To Size

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.

From TheJournal.ie Chopping trees and controversial bridges: Latest news from Noteworthy Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall The Kilkenny Project

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”.

From TheJournal.ie A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated" The Kilkenny Project

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.

From TheJournal.ie A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city The Kilkenny Project

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.

From TheJournal.ie From wetland destruction to vaping lobbying: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

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.

From TheJournal.ie Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague E-cigarettes

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Noteworthy is six months old! Update from the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie Thanks To You

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.

From TheJournal.ie Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site Complaints

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie High-earning multinational executives 'shocked' at Irish tax rates after their eligibility for special tax deal elapsed Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Transparency

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.

From TheJournal.ie Update on Noteworthy, the community-led investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland? Premium Price

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Slip And Sue

'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.

From TheJournal.ie More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning? Dishonour

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.

From TheJournal.ie High level of sports grants for Dublin was 'bringing government funding system into disrepute' Noteworthy

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline Noteworthy

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

From TheJournal.ie 'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction Hooked

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry One Armed Bandits

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting? The Family Silver

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.

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

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

Tell us what you would like to see investigated.

From TheJournal.ie Is enough being done to keep Dublin Bay safe for swimmers this summer? Septic Swim

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors Echo Chamber

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.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies Overcrowding

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.

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