Noteworthy analysis reveals cutting has frequently taken place at 30 protected sites over the past decade despite clear prohibitions since 2011.
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how the private fertility sector is making millions as patients are left in debt.
The HSE told Noteworthy that the building – bought for over €2.7m – ‘has strategic value’ as it adjoins Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
In several cases, trees were cut down in protected nature areas or on land previously sold to private individuals by Coillte.
‘An appalling waste of marine life’: Over 60% of sprat landed in 2021 was designated for fishmeal.
The Journal’s investigative platform published 14 investigations in 2021 and scooped 4 awards.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to an inquiry over a year ago, reports Noteworthy.
Only 18 pairs of the rare raptor species reared chicks this year in areas designated to protect it – the most unproductive year on record.
Action by National Parks and Wildlife Service this year represents huge increase; only 70 cases were taken across the whole previous decade.
The Noteworthy team also reveals numerous decisions have not been finalised by Government on long-promised public IVF services.
Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.
The Bill, fast-tracked by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail senators, would remove the need for planning permission to extract peat for horticultural sector use.
Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.
Watch our discussion with key Traveller advocates on the major investigative series by Noteworthy and The Journal.
Analysis from Noteworthy shows 500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for the domestic market.
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.
Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across the country.
Noteworthy takes a deep dive into the funding issues that resulted in poor resourcing of housing projects.
Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children.
The investigative team completed a number of collaborative projects in the past three months, thanks to your contributions.