Maria Delaney (Dublin) is the editor of Noteworthy.

Noteworthy is an award-winning crowdfunded investigative journalism platform from that supports independent and impactful public interest journalism.

As an investigative journalist, she specialises in health, social justice and science. Previously, as a freelance science and health journalist, her work appeared in The Sunday Times, Business Post, The Irish Times, Ars Technica, among others, as well as on RTÉ Radio 1 and Newstalk.

Maria is a two-time winner of the Journalism Excellence Award from the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards and has won a number of other prestigious Irish and international awards for her work, including two awards from the Association of British Science Writers.

Maria Delaney

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Maria Delaney
Social Justice, Health, Science and Data

Supported projects

Wasted Wetlands

  • Environment

WICKLOW / LONGFORD / CERVIA / ORISTANO / LOWER SAXONY – This investigation looked into how commercial interests backed by public money are decimating Europe’s remaining wetlands, as national authorities ignore this ongoing exploitation. 

Hands On Deck: Exploitation of Migrant Fishing Workers in Ireland

  • Exploitation
  • Fishing industry
  • Human Rights
  • Trafficking

DUBLIN - Recruited to Ireland with the promise of good wages, fishers from the Philippines - often in debt after paying illegal recruitment fees - travel across the world to provide better opportunities for themselves and their families. But a work permission scheme, introduced following exposure of trafficking and exploitation of undocumented workers in the sector, has now become a vehicle to exploit the same workers it was introduced to protect, according to workers' advocates.