Admit the Problem to Solve it

When it comes to slurry everyone gets defensive. I get dismissed with lots of romantic ideology and nostalgia claiming that this is how Ireland farms, mindful of nature and it’s never been a problem before. Tell that to the cow as she’s artificially inseminated. I call bullsh1t. It is time we started to have honest conversations about the economic, social and environmental impacts of farming today. … More Admit the Problem to Solve it

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?

Public Participation – a 2020 Challenge

Election cycles allow the permanent administration undo the dynamic work of visionary, change making elected representatives. Politicians can be closer to public opinion, undoubtedly communicate with the public and will probably bring new perspectives to their roles within government. In a representative democracy this can be a very muted form of public participation as the … More Public Participation – a 2020 Challenge

Dopes

Dopes What kind of dope ignores the science? afraid to upset the banks, the business, the foreign direct investors afraid of the almighty powers that rule the finances afraid of the hands that can strangle the economies afraid of their shadows as they pale into insignificance because at the end of the day politicians are … More Dopes