This is Just the Beginning

Prophetic words “This is just the beginning” was a comment on a post I shared on facebook about the water crisis in Cape Town. You can read The Guardian article here. They are calling this a one in 384 year drought. It’s another step in the climate changed direction. Also on my facebook feed this morning wasContinue reading “This is Just the Beginning”

Report from Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee meeting January 8th 2018

Happy New Year all. It’s hard to believe it’s 2018. Here’s the agenda of the Economic SPC of Jan 8th. Agenda 8th January 2018 Minutes of meeting held on the 13thNovember and matters arising. Presentation by Mr. Vincent McCormack, GE Kinetics on Renewable Energy. Presentation on the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the SouthernContinue reading “Report from Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee meeting January 8th 2018”

Corporate Social Responsibility

I attended a Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR event for Small to Medium Enterprises, SMEs today. Clare PPN had been invited along so I obliged as it was only down the road in Doolin. I had no intention of blogging about it but given the significance of what I realised I decided to. There is aContinue reading “Corporate Social Responsibility”

When there’s money ……

I was at a funding master class recently and while I was there I totalled the funding I was granted for projects in Lisdoonvarna during 2017. I surprised myself and then realised why I need a break! Funding is great but it generates work – the initial application, coordinating the project and just when youContinue reading “When there’s money ……”

Lisdoonvarna Sustainable Economy Vision

In September 2017 the Transition Year students at Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna embarked on a project to show what a sustainable local economy might look like in a thriving Lisdoonvarna. They took a one day trip to Cloughjordan Ecovillage where they had a tour of the local bakery, visited the community farm, ate localContinue reading “Lisdoonvarna Sustainable Economy Vision”

NPF Submission

Submission to National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 Our Plan . Chapter 1 – High Level Objectives . Incorporate the definition of sustainable development. The term is mentioned 20 times within the document without being defined. I propose including it with the list of 4 high level objectives. Perhaps include it as a quote, our intentionContinue reading “NPF Submission”

National Planning Framework Consultation

There is currently a consultation on what is effectively our national plan or future direction. It closes on November 10th so not much time left. For further information including where to send your submission follow this link. I’ve extracted the “objectives” listed within it and here’s a link to the draft document. 1. Ireland 2040 –Continue reading “National Planning Framework Consultation”

Ireland as a Leader Tackling Climate Change – Citizens Assembly

The first meeting of the Citizens Assembly considering “How the State can make Ireland a leader in Tacking Climate Change” has finished. It was a very interesting couple of days with the citizens asking pretty logical, normal questions of the expert panels. It was also great to be able to watch it live streamed andContinue reading “Ireland as a Leader Tackling Climate Change – Citizens Assembly”