Imagine School

Schools have been shut for 3 weeks now. College students have gone home for the remainder of the academic year. Junior and Leaving Cert students have all been given top marks in the oral exams they couldn’t take in March. Deadlines for practical and course work have been extended to late May. Uncertainty hangs over … More Imagine School

Imagine Meetings

Things have changed with meetings. The formal boardroom has learned to adapt or gone into retirement. Casual group meetings are now a more structured activity. A visit to the grandparents means wiping fingerprints off the screens. People are sharing a cup of tea or glass of wine and a chat with friends via their laptops. … More Imagine Meetings

Imagine Healthcare

Imagine Irish emigrants returning home because there are jobs here for them. All those medical professionals who had studied for years in Irish universities and colleges finally able to return to practice their trade at home. Imagine nurses and frontline staff, who had been on strike over conditions and pay a year earlier, being celebrated … More Imagine Healthcare

Imagine Gardening

The past couple of weeks have seen a surge in seed orders across Ireland. Coupled with beautiful weather and nothing much else to be doing, half the country will probably be in the garden this weekend and into next week. Very often people talk about daffodils, roses and the greenest grass when discussing their garden but the … More Imagine Gardening

Imagine Holidays

One significant global action taken during the Covid19 response has been the grounding of airplanes. As well as causing major problems for people stranded abroad, it has messed up lots of our holiday plans. The Irish tourism industry has put a call out for Irish people to holiday in Ireland and help make up the … More Imagine Holidays

Imagine Valuing Everyone

Now that the government has realised the importance of ensuring everyone losing their source of income has their basic financial needs met in this Covid19 crisis, perhaps the recent rush to reassess and legislate for a minimum payment could have been avoided, had government heeded the call for a basic income. Imagine a basic financial … More Imagine Valuing Everyone

Revisioning 2020

This is the 3rd blog I’ve written about my hopes and dreams for 2020! In my first 2020 Vision blogpost I detailed how I planned working on my business. I also stated “I still hope that regenerative culture grows exponentially. Something like the Transition movement – “communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world”. Get … More Revisioning 2020

Flattening the Curve

Flattening the Curve is where we are at in Ireland with the coronavirus Covid19 pandemic.  The plan is to stagger the spread of the virus. If we all catch it now our health service will be inundated in a short period of time and more people will die. We don’t have enough ventilators and don’t … More Flattening the Curve

Does the Hat Matter?

I wasn’t happy when I read this article in the Clare Champion on February 28th 2020: So I decided to write to the Editor that day: I’m just responding to this weeks edition.  I’m a little concerned that people in the council were discussing whether Emeritus Professor John Sweeney should wear his National University Maynooth … More Does the Hat Matter?