River Basin Management Plan

Submission to the River Basin Management Plan Here are my thoughts relevant to my own experience with sustainable development and environmental issues in the past few years as well as life in the Spa Town of Lisdoonvarna. I ask that you please match them to your existing policy if they exist within it or considerContinue reading “River Basin Management Plan”

Lisdoonvarna Heritage Week 2017

Here’s a link to a collage with photos of how our 16 events over 8 days of heritage week went. – Lisdoonvarna Heritage Week 2017 at the Spa Wells –  Despite all of the rain we had a great time! Here is a link to a report about the week LHW17 report Thank you to everyoneContinue reading “Lisdoonvarna Heritage Week 2017”

Citizens Assembly Submission

It’s almost the end of August, kids are back in school and I haven’t had time to post in the past couple of months. I never even got to share my submission to the Citizens assembly as per a previous post in June. The Citizens’ Assembly invited members of the public, representative groups and citizen organisations to makeContinue reading “Citizens Assembly Submission”

Economic Strategic Policy Committee July 17th 2017

I think the main take home point from todays SPC meeting is that more people are happily engaged in part time work. 3 or 4 day weeks are suiting people as a work life balance kicks in. Great news 🙂 Todays agenda: So to the minutes of last months meeting which I never got toContinue reading “Economic Strategic Policy Committee July 17th 2017”

Ireland as a leader tackling Climate Change

You may think I need a psychiatric assessment when I say I am really excited about the fact that I have to write numerous submissions in the coming weeks. The Citizens’ Assembly is inviting members of the public, representative groups and citizen organisations to make submissions on the third topic they will consider ‘How the StateContinue reading “Ireland as a leader tackling Climate Change”

Local Food in Lisdoonvarna

“We are passionate about people working together for a world where we all share responsibility for the future wellbeing of our planet and ourselves. We aim to provide access to good local food for all” taken from Incredible Edible Todmorden website Lots of activity at this time of year in a tourist destination. All the hustle andContinue reading “Local Food in Lisdoonvarna”

Meeting Minister Naughten

On Tuesday May 2nd 2017 at 2pm I sat in my car at the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, linked into Leinster House for a meeting with Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment via mobile phone. If you know how the Irish system works you will appreciate the achievement in this. Thank you to my colleaguesContinue reading “Meeting Minister Naughten”

We must ensure an inclusive and fair energy transition plan for Ireland

“If you have been working with people in your community to take steps to move away from fossil fuels then you have a good idea of what is needed to shape a national vision and the actions necessary for a just national energy transition plan.” . We must unite and ensure the government create aContinue reading “We must ensure an inclusive and fair energy transition plan for Ireland”