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E-LEARNING THE HARD WAY: Are online education courses taking advantage of people during the pandemic?
With citizens across the world in intermittent lockdown over the past year, the opportunity for learning new skills and interacting with our peers has been largely limited to the online realm.
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Those who need the services of a language interpreter in Ireland may find their voices unheard, as a number of reports in recent years highlighted the ‘uneven quality’ of this service and lack of training standards.
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Properties valued at almost €250 million in 2009 - and offered by religious congregations for redress in institutional child abuse cases - have yet to be handed over to fulfil that promise.
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Around the world, minority groups are overrepresented in prisons. In New Zealand, indigenous Maori people make up 15% of the population but half of the prison population while, in the US, black people are over five times more likely than white people to go to prison.
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With almost 3,650 people in custody in Ireland at the start of 2021, Noteworthy wants to take a look inside the prison system and conduct an in-depth investigation to reveal the reality of incarceration.
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RISK TO BABY: Why were Irish women not told for decades about an epilepsy drug that causes birth defects?
Sodium valproate is an epilepsy medicine commonly sold under the name Epilim. It was known since its availability in the 1970s that it may cause birth defects if used in pregnancy yet for decades many women across the world were prescribed this drug without being warned of this risk by their doctors.
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In October of last year, Minister Katherine Zappone announced that the Bon Secours Sisters religious congregation had agreed to contribute €2.5 million towards the costs of excavating the burial site at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.
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The government minister responsible for the insurance industry has said there are 'clusters' for compensation claims in Ireland.
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