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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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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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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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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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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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Diarmaid Ferriter Resigns From Board Of National Library

Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter has resigned from the Board of the National Library in protest at government policy on culture. Zoning in the specific there is no doubt that Ferriter is particularly incensed at a government proposal that the National Archives … Continue reading

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Green Party Not To Take Sides in Referendum

At the recent party convention held in Kilkenny, a majority, 61.2%, of Green Party members voted in favour of a yes vote in the upcoming Stability Treaty referendum. As this is short of the 2/3 majority required for policy change … Continue reading

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Teagasc Seeking to go GM – Cllr Forde’s Letter to Irish Times

Sir, Welcoming the call from Shane Morris to “develop evidence based, GM policies in a democratic manner” (Letters, March 13th) I would like to remind him of his own longitudinal analysis of university scientists opinion of GM food and crops. … Continue reading

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Cllr Danny Forde slams Wexford Borough Council’s decision to go ahead with 20 year old “road to nowhere” plan

Wexford Councillor Danny Forde has come out strongly against Wexford Borough Council’s recent decision to rubber stamp a plan to build a new “road to nowhere”. Commenting on the recent inclusion, in WBC’s 2012 Budget, of the most expensive development … Continue reading

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Wexford Hosts Nuclear Free Local Authorities Seminar

THE NUCLEAR Free Local Authorities (NFLA) recently held its winter seminar in Wexford Town. They discussed ways Ireland can develop its renewable energy infrastructure. They also discussed the impact the proposed new nuclear plants in the UK may have for … Continue reading

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Trip to Jamestown Environmental Reserve planned for Jan, 2012

Jamestown Environmental Reserve is situated close to Oylegate, Co Wexford. Owner, Will Warham, has been nurturing this 60 acres of so for several decades to the point where it is now a veritable haven for indigenous plants, bugs and wildlife. … Continue reading

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Successful Green Gathering at Carne

The Green Party’s “Meeting Point @ Carnsore” get-together last weekend was a great success. The workshops were all well attended with issues such as economics, the EU, the presidency, digital communications and general Green policy getting a good airing. The … Continue reading

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The Blog Farm

The Blog Farm: an international repository of life experiences, personal observations and future aspirations.

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Wild & Slow 2011, Nov 19,20

Aughrim Village hosts WILD&SLOW 2011 on Nov 19 and 20 (a week later than originally planned). Street lined wood burning croziers, winter woollies, roasted chestnuts, game pies, mulled wine and all of the wild food harvest that Wicklow, “The Garden … Continue reading

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