Editor Maria Delaney and researcher Soma Gregory tell Susan Daly about the many obstacles facing women who would prefer this option.
Nationally, the rates of C-sections and inductions continue to rise year-on-year.
Previous birth trauma and limited maternity care choice can lead women to opt for a free birth.
Noteworthy’s months-long investigation reveals inconsistent care and lack of choice leading to trauma and unnecessary medical interventions.
Noteworthy reveals this restriction was raised as ‘non-negotiable’ at a HSE meeting in March despite protestors feeling the issue was resolved last year.
Water births are used for pain relief during labour and birth across the world.
This will enable reporter Alice Chambers to attend the world’s largest gathering of investigative journalists.
Advocates say that a ‘very subjective’ assessment could lead to discrimination.
Habitat loss and microplastics pollution from explosion of pitches provoking serious concern during biodiversity crisis.
Strategy to assess legacy collections promised in 2021 will now be delivered ‘in due course’.
Audit identified risk of data breach after devices sold on to third party who had access to warehouse.
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent was a joint winner of the Environmental Law/Climate Justice Reporting award.
Controversies over deletion of texts occurred in recent years, with new investigation revealing this practice is widespread among European leaders.
Crunching years of data and speaking to experts, Noteworthy scrutinises how our observer system stacks up internationally.
Other Western European countries continued to send observers to monitor elections during the pandemic.
Journalists Mick Clifford of The Examiner and Alice Chambers of Noteworthy tell Susan Daly about the Garda watchdog’s severe and ongoing problems.
Solicitors, complainants and former GSOC staff voice frustration at slow investigations with few resulting sanctions.
Most cases handed to and completed by gardai last year exceeded time limits.
The Journal’s investigative platform won at the Red Cross Awards for exposing abuses which the Taoiseach called “not far off modern day slavery”.
From blackouts to fertility funding, important issues were raised by government and opposition politicians as a result of projects by Noteworthy.