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Data Stories and Blog
We feature and showcase some of the uses of data on the Portal. Also included are links to the Data Stories published by the Detail Data Project, and our newsletters. Data stories are data journalism articles written by the Detail Data Project and have a voluntary and community sector focus.
You can also check our timeline to find out what the project has worked on so far.
PSNI urged to reconsider use of stop and search on under-18s
The PSNI has used stop and search powers on under-18s nearly 25,000 times in the last five years, the vast majority of which do not result in any further action.
Government urged to call time on underage drinking
HUNDREDS of young people are being hospitalised, are ending up in custody, or are receiving long-term care as a result of problem alcohol use each year in Northern Ireland.
Keeping our coastline beautiful
Looking at rubbish on our beaches with Marine Litter Survey data from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
Detail Data Conference: Open Data for Funding, Citizens and Services
The first Detail Data conference attracted over 60 people from the VCSE, public and private sectors.
Patterns of Prescribing (Part 1): Making the Switch
Understanding data can help to make prescribing safer, better, and more cost-effective.
Detail Data Conference: 11 January 2017
Come along to learn and contribute to how the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector can use data to better inform itself, access funds, lobby for change, support collaboration and develop new and better services for citizens.
Stormont threat to lifeline for rural communities
A community transport scheme that has provided more than 216,000 journeys in the past year to help people living in isolated rural areas, including the elderly and those with disabilities, is under threat due to Stormont cuts and policy change.