NUIGDDJ15 class data stories

Welcome to NUIGDDJ15 class blog. Here you can find our student’s data stories. These stories are our students’ final projects for the Data Journalism module at the MA in Journalism at NUI Galway. You can check the course syllabus and material here. The course hashtag on Twitter is: #NUIGDDJ15.

The story of Irish and the Gaeltachts: 1961-2011

Tadhg Evans The future of the Irish language would be the source of much debate if that debate hadn’t already been decided in many people’s minds. Most seem to agree that the language is, at the very least, in serious jeopardy. However, this viewpoint might…

No clear correlation between poverty and homicide

Margaret Langevin When it comes to poverty and homicides a person may well assume that these two factors go hand in hand. However, according to the Eurostats, this does not appear to be the case. Eurostats is a Directorate-General of the European Commission who gather…

Should Ireland go to the Poles?

David Kane Ireland has a population of 4,588,252, and tops the list of countries that are infamous for speaking one language only. 60% of the Irish population speaks one language, which puts the Emerald Isle just behind Hungary (65%), Italy (62%) and Portugal (61%) on…

Home may not be where Dublin is, figures show

Niamh Cullen It’s clear to the public eye that in a county of small land mass boasting 1.2 million people, homelessness is very much at the heart of Dublin. According to the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO), more than 25,000 people now face homelessness. It’s…

Large Cities Benefit Most from Overseas Visitors

Aonghus O’Maicin Statistics show that overseas visitors tend to spend more revenue in larger cities than rural areas around the island of Ireland. The statistics suggest that although visitors from overseas tend to visit many of Ireland’s more rural counties, these counties still do not…

Theft In Shops In Ireland: 2003-2014

Rowan Gillick Theft from shops in Ireland in the period of 2003 to 2014 saw a significant rise for a number of years before decreasing slightly and then peaking again in 2013 & 2014. Between the years of 2004 to 2005, there was an increase…

Irish Milk Up by 6.3% in Europe

Ultan Sherry Irish milk levels have risen significantly since the abolition of the EU Quotas back in April this year. In statistics released by the Central Statistics Office for August 2015, Ireland’s level of milk rose from 2.3 billion litres in the period January-May 2014…

Putting Bums in Seats: Ireland v Scotland

Paul Corcoran Growing up in the Republic of Ireland you may get the impression, as Giovanni Trapattoni put it that, “there is no league in Ireland.” That was a comment made by the Italian during his time in charge of the Republic of Ireland National…