Author Archives: Loch Garman Glas

Explore the North Wexford Coast with Coastwatch

Coastwatch has a medium-challenge guided coastal walk coming up on Oct 28 (1pm-3.30pm) with sea weed collection and/or coastal treasure hunt (participants decide!). The aim is to have fun and explore the N. Wexford coastal riches, especially the rock formations … Continue reading

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We are voting NO!

Just so you know, we are voting NO next Friday to the referendum on abolishing the Seanad. The government says the Seanad should be abolished, we say it should be reformed. Poet Theo Dorgan has a very good article on … Continue reading

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Another Successful Point Festival at Carne

Carne Beach was buzzing with intellectual activity and environmental-friendly merry-making for this year’s Point Festival (Aug 23-25). This unique event attracted European politicians, energy experts, climatologists, environmentalists, film makers, musicians, comedians (and belly-dancers!) for a weekend of lively debate and … Continue reading

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Comhghairdeas do Niamh!

Congratulations to Cllr. Niamh Fitzgibbon who has just been elected Chairperson of New Ross Town Council. Here is her Chairman’s address delivered last Wednesday (June 26): “Last night my fellow Councillors on New Ross Town Council elected me as Chairman. … Continue reading

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National Bike Week, June 15-23

National Bike Week happens June 15-23 with events taking place all around the country. If at all possible try use two wheels instead of four and let your heart be the engine! Check out www.bikeweek.ie.

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Big Brother really is watching

So now we know that the US military is using PRISM to record and archive all the private communications of European citizens through Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Skype and Apple. Then again this outrageous, indiscriminate and un-American infringement of personal liberty … Continue reading

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Greens call for reform rather than abolition of the Seanad

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan has said of the Government’s announcement of details of a referendum to abolish the Seanad: “The Taoiseach’s proposal for abolishing the Seanad is a short-sighted non-fix of our political system which is broken and in … Continue reading

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Government’s record on climate change is abysmal

So just what has Minister for Environment Phil Hogan achieved on the climate change front? Having promised so much he has systematically dismantled much of what the Greens put in place when in government. It’s terrible to say but it … Continue reading

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Well done Galway Greens on a great Convention

We are just back from a very successful Convention 2013 in wild and windy Salthill. Inspirational talks and discussions, good motions, meeting up with old friends, and looking forward to a re-energised GP stepping up to the plate again. While … Continue reading

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National Spring Clean time again

It’s April so that means it’s National Spring Clean time again. Up and down the country local communities and tidy towns groups are rolling up their sleeves and doing it for themselves. If you want to play your part register … Continue reading

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National Convention, April 12-14, 2013

We are very much looking forward to the annual Green Party convention in Galway this weekend. There is a very positive air in the party right now with membership numbers on the rise and lots of good policies coming together. … Continue reading

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Wexford Town & Environs Plan 2009-2015 – Have your say (before April 19, 2013)

A strategic review of the Wexford Town & Environs Development Plan is now underway. This will include a review of zonings in the present plan. No new zonings will take place at this time. If you want to get your … Continue reading

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Government Proposal to Sell Coillte is Plain Daft

The Government is on the verge of selling Coillte’s harvesting rights for the next eighty years. Rather than selling those rights we should be changing our whole approach so we manage our forests in a more long term, permanent way. … Continue reading

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Anyone Remember the Mahon Report?

The Mahon Report. Remember that? What exactly was that now, eh? It was a “Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters & Payments”, released in March 2012. Ahh. Sounds very interesting. Not. Actually it uncovered loads of unsavoury goings-on. In … Continue reading

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Make this a GREEN Christmas

We wish you a happy, safe, peaceful … and green Christmas. Remember to separate and return your recyclables and send your compostables to the compost heap. Don’t leave the heating on all day. Or the lights. Walk instead of driving … Continue reading

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VRT tax incentives work and should not be undone, claim Greens.

Ireland’s welcome rise in the international climate performance index will be short lived if the Government continues to unpick progressive measures introduced in recent years. Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said today: “It is great to see Ireland near the … Continue reading

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“Hardest hit will be hit hard … again”

“The sixth successive year of austerity for the beleaguered Irish people, and the harshest so far …” says The Examiner of Budget 2013 in a December 3rd editorial entitled “Hardest hit will be hit hard … again”. It’s a nice … Continue reading

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Colm McCarthy on EU Short Term Thinking and Fudging over Economy

Here is an extract from economist Colm McCarthy’s article in The Sunday Independent on Dec 2: “The common currency project is a Franco-German political deal from the 1990s, which saw France support German reunification in exchange for German agreement to … Continue reading

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Myplan.ie

The Department of Environment’s new Myplan.ie planning and spatial data portal system allows the public to view the 400 development and local area plans, developed by the 88 planning authorities, across the country in one easy to use mapping tool. … Continue reading

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Creating Sustainable Employment by Greening the Economy

The Green Economy Group, consisting of 25 national environmental NGOs, has been meeting with senior Government officials in preparation for the “Action Plan for Jobs 2013″. The outcome of this process is the document “Creating Sustainable Employment by Greening the … Continue reading

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