Apolitical or Apathetic? #Peoplesclimate in Clare

This Sunday is an opportunity for everyone concerned about climate change to join others and call for meaningful action. It’s all planned to show world leaders attending the UN summit next week that we want them to act now. There is a massive march taking place in New York. I would love to be there. … More Apolitical or Apathetic? #Peoplesclimate in Clare

Launch of National Economic and Social Council NESC report “Wind Energy in Ireland : Building Community Engagement and Social Support”

I will start by posting my 5 minute speech. “Speaking as a co-founder of Transition Ireland & Northern Ireland and convener of the *People’s Energy Charter, I am delighted that the word transition appears in this report at least 100 times. Even more welcome is it’s context and intent. I sincerely expect that the People’s Energy … More Launch of National Economic and Social Council NESC report “Wind Energy in Ireland : Building Community Engagement and Social Support”

Irish Wind Farmers Association Annual Workshop

Last week I heard that the Irish Wind Farmers Association – IWFA were hosting their annual workshop in Portlaoise so I asked if LEAF – Laois Environmental Action Forum, being the completely voluntary environmental forum in the host county, could have a couple of complimentary tickets so that some members may attend. It is always … More Irish Wind Farmers Association Annual Workshop

Trip to RTE for the Primetime debate “How Effective is Local Government”

Primetime on Tuesday May 13th took a look at the Effectiveness of Local Government in Ireland. There was a four man panel with buzz words like power, democracy, sustainability, representation and a lot about control! It was effectively two government representatives defending the reform measures and two opposition representatives arguing that they were the worst … More Trip to RTE for the Primetime debate “How Effective is Local Government”

Ireland – waking up in 2014 perhaps?

Following on from my posts detailing RTE’s apparent lack of engagement with Climate Change, Prime Time, one of Ireland’s foremost current affairs programmes covered it on Tuesday March 18th. Watching Prime Time last Tuesday felt similar to watching Obama’s speech last summer – I was happy with the acknowledgement. It started with clarification that the entire panel … More Ireland – waking up in 2014 perhaps?