Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on ‘reduced hours’ at school – with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day.
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.
Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions.
Farm subsidies to protect biodiversity need to be channelled into results-led projects.
Carbon emissions-heavy dairy and livestock farming rewarded over environmental efforts.
Minister Roderic O’Gorman told Noteworthy that the State “has failed successive generations of Traveller children”.
Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.
Just over 60% of our 600-plus legally protected nature areas have conservation objectives.
The Keltoi Rehab Unit was converted to an isolation facility, with previous Health Minister Simon Harris promising its reopening.
Report, seen by Noteworthy, shows over 250,000 tonnes of manure is being currently produced by the industry in Monaghan alone.
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent tells Susan Daly how the race is on to save iconic species like the puffin and curlew – and even save ourselves.
Ireland’s overall spending on biodiversity protection is also under internationally-accepted levels.
Noteworthy reveals virtually no protected sites have management plans and Ireland is moving further away from a target for effective nature conservation.
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.
Despite some improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety for disabled people.
The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.
Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major project that most affects them.
Advocates warn of ongoing impact to families if international and retrospective surrogacy not addressed soon.
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