When It’s Personal

This is a personal post I’ve been reluctant to write yet I know it must be written. Last July the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment announced the members for the Advisory Group on the National Dialogue on Climate Action while presenting the National Mitigation Plan. The explanation of the climate dialogue was as … More When It’s Personal

Climate Ambassadors

Today I accompanied someone to the Climate Ambassador training in Galway which is being rolled out by An Taisce. At long long last some action on the Climate Dialogue 🙂 I didn’t know for certain that the ambassador programme was part of the climate dialogue until the launch of the National Adaptation Framework during the … More Climate Ambassadors

Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee Report November 13th 2017

Well this meeting got off to a great start with my having to challenge the minutes. Again! During the last meeting one councillor had suggested we have a say in generating our workplan for 2018 and asked that it be put on the agenda for this meeting. He was a little late and missed the … More Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee Report November 13th 2017

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 and … More Ireland as a Leader Tackling Climate Change – Citizens Assembly

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

Food Rationing, Climate Change and the #cattlebubble

“We need to ensure we can feed ourselves as well as grow an export market. Climate change will affect crops around the globe and we must be able to adapt, possibly even benefit from the situation. Food shortages are probable and mono crops, focused on one product, are inadvisable. Diversifying our farms to include a broad crop base … More Food Rationing, Climate Change and the #cattlebubble

National Women’s Strategy 2017-2020 Submission

As a woman engaged in policy for almost 10 years at local, national and EU level I have a lot of insight into the policy and decision making process in Ireland. I have sat on a county development board and strategic policy committees at local authority level and represented the Environmental Pillar of social partnership … More National Women’s Strategy 2017-2020 Submission