Special report: How sick is your county?

Ever wondered how your county compares across a variety of health issues? Click here to see how your county fares across a variety of major diseases, infant health, problem alcohol use, suicide, access to the family doctor and medical card coverage.

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Special series - Understanding our own heritage

A special heritage series developed in conjunction with the National Monuments Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Limerick Education Centre which aims to promote a greater understanding of our own heritage and to supplement the recently revised 'Archaeology in Classroom, Time in Transition' transition year heritage module.

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Stories from recessionary Ireland - Special Report

In this special report - which has been developed in collaboration with Public Relations and Journalism students from at Cork Institute of Technology - we reveal a series of picture essays which explore issues, both positive and negative, relating to Ireland's most recent recession and the austerity policies it delivered. The essays cover a diverse range of subjects reflecting the interests and motivations of each individual student. Some relate to societal issues such as homelessness, unemployment, abandoned animals and emigration. Others explore personal stories of hardship but also uplifting tales of those who manage to overcome that challenge.

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Science in Ireland: Young Scientists to Nobel winners

A special report marking the 50th anniversary of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition explores a wide range of scientific issues including why science is not just for boys and why Ireland should look to China and see the impact of investing in science among young people

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The pylon controversy : an Irish Examiner Special Report

Eirgrid is on a collision course with communities across the country as it plans to roll out a controversial project which will see the construction of some 750 high-voltage electricity pylons between 45m and 60m high on a corridor between Cork and Kildare via Wexford. Irish Examiner journalist, Conor Ryan, delves into the issues for this special report.

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JFK, 50 years on: An Irish Examiner Special Report

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, this Irish Examiner special report looks at the the ongoing legacy of America's youngest and first Catholic president and how his death still reverberates across the globe.

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Special report: The growing problem of Heroin

Irish Examiner reporter Claire O'Sullivan delves into the growing heroin problem in Cork and finds out the real impact of the drug on families and communities across the city. In this two day special report, published first in the Irish Examiner print edition in November 2013, Claire also asks is enough being done to manage the problem in the long term.

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Farming Special

A special report into Irish farming that is based on the findings of a nationwide survey of Irish farmers carried out in July and August 2013 by the Irish Examiner in association with the ICMSA. This report explores the farming communities attitudes to a wide range of social and economic issues including crime, politics, quality of life, church, state, alcohol and isolation.

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Is Austerity working?

A special report in which a number of staff writers and experts in their respective fields reflect on the political impact, at home and abroad, of Ireland's continued policy of austerity, its implications for Ireland economically and socially and what it could mean for future generations of Irish people.

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Crime in Ireland

A data project, published in June 2013, which profiled crime in each county of the Republic from 2008 - 1012 and allowed user to measure their county crime rates versus national trends. This special report was developed in partnership with The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) and the Central Statistics Office.

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