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?

First Time Candidate

The morning I knew for sure I was contesting the general election I told my children as I woke them for school. At 9am I rang my Dad Tony, living in Dublin but originally from Gleninagh, Ballyvaughan. I wanted him to hear from me. I also rang my aunts Christina and Mary but hadn’t got … More First Time Candidate

2020 New Vision

On January 5th 2020 I wrote a blog called “2020 Vision”. Little did I know that within days that vision would have been cast aside. On January 14th I found out I would be contesting for a seat in the 33rd Dail. That’s the Parliament in Ireland. I didn’t see that coming! Within hours of me … More 2020 New Vision

2020 – Vision

As we enter a new year and new decade everybody appears to be taking stock. Setting my priorities is something I tend to do at the start of every year because I tend to get pulled in many directions which just dilutes my effectiveness. Towards the end of 2019 I started two significant life projects. … More 2020 – Vision

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