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

Proposal to National Dialogue on Climate Action #climatedialogueIRL

Having attended the regional dialogue on climate action in Tralee today I thought to share this post from 2016. I’m still saying government needs to convene a meeting of all head office officials of bodies with branches in communities throughout Ireland – GAA, Scouts, ICA, IFA, Church, Tidy Towns, Foroige, FAI etc etc. Then compel … More Proposal to National Dialogue on Climate Action #climatedialogueIRL