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From TheJournal.ie 'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences Spruced Up

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity Spruced Up

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

From TheJournal.ie Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive' Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

From TheJournal.ie Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

From TheJournal.ie Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy Your Stories

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence? Road To Reform

Speak or Survive: Does Ireland write off survivors of sexual violence?

Part two of Noteworthy series on victims of sexual crimes who speak out focuses on the poor mental health supports and outcomes for survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice Road To Reform

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice

Survivors of sexual crimes tell Noteworthy investigation what needs to change to give victims a chance to find a voice, justice – and peace.

From TheJournal.ie Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform? Your Stories

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution Exclusive

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation Exclusive

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Caring For Carers

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Caring For Carers

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Exclusive

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy Help Us Investigate

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo Exclusive

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

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.

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