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

Proposal for Comprehensive Public Participation in Irelands National Energy Transition Plan

Originally posted on Building Bridges between Policy and People:
As some of you will know I have spent the past number of years advocating for the People’s Energy Charter request for comprehensive public participation in Ireland’s National Energy Transition Plan. A brief synopsis of the outcome is here and more in-depth report on my work…

Drop and Run

A Direct Provision centre opened in Lisdoonvarna back in March. It was a turbulent start as seems to be the norm in response to the Reception and Integration Agency practises. They make deals behind closed doors with property owners and then tell the host community within weeks of completely transforming their population. That number was … More Drop and Run

My Epilepsy & Me

This year International Epilepsy Day is February 12th. It just so happens I have an interview on Clare FM that morning to discuss the recent Climate Emergency Measures Bill that passed through the Dail last week. Here’s Brid Smith from People Before Profit talking about it. I was pondering how I might weave epilepsy into … More My Epilepsy & Me

Report from Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee meeting January 8th 2018

Happy New Year all. It’s hard to believe it’s 2018. Here’s the agenda of the Economic SPC of Jan 8th. Agenda 8th January 2018 Minutes of meeting held on the 13thNovember and matters arising. Presentation by Mr. Vincent McCormack, GE Kinetics on Renewable Energy. Presentation on the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Southern … More Report from Economic SPC Strategic Policy Committee meeting January 8th 2018