Hunger Games in the EU?

Erin Breen Could it be? Well, not actual Hunger Games as in the movies that showcase an annual fight to the death, but it seems that some kind of game is afoot in the European Union when it comes to balancing agricultural output there with…

Nine out of Ten Recorded Rapes Go Unpunished

Kate Robinson Statistics from the CSO and the Irish Courts system show that 90 percent of recorded sexual offences do not result in a conviction. Although sentences for rape are getting longer, careful analysis reveals a very low proportion of alleged sexual offenders make it…

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…