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Minister O’Brien welcomes response to 2020 Voids Stimulus Programme

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the response to the 2020 Voids Stimulus Programme which will see up to 2,500 social housing units refurbished and re-let to individuals and families, struggling with homelessness … Continue reading

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Nobody said it was going to be easy

The new government has had some teething problems. Some of this can be put down to organisational naivety and/or sloppiness, such as the occasional unfortunate bout of mixed messages regarding changes to COVID restrictions. More recently we have seen a … Continue reading

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EU Recovery Fund a step in the right direction but it has a few glaring omissions

This week, the European Council reached agreement on the European Union’s long-term budget and a recovery fund aimed at helping economies bounce back from the impact of Covid-19. Green MEP for Dublin Ciarán Cuffe says the deal is disappointing and does not … Continue reading

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Town Centres Living pilot project

The pandemic-induced lockdown was, in every sense, an unexpected shock to people all over planet Earth. We are, by nature, creatures of habit and we do not like system failure of the kind that causes us to forego the habitual. How … Continue reading

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Crunch time for the Greens

Green Party members from all over the island of Ireland have spent today tuned into an  all-day online Special Convention to decide whether or not the party should go into government on the basis of the draft Programme for Government. The … Continue reading

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Wexford Festival bows to the inevitable

Wexford Festival Opera has just announced that, due to the continuing impact of the pandemic, it will not be running with a physical event this year. The event will, instead, be a totally online affair starting Oct 11 and ending … Continue reading

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Draft Programme for Government

FG, FF and the Green Party have, between them, come up with a draft Programme for Government. The GP Parliamentary Party has accepted it – 9 votes in favour, 3 abstentions and none against. The party membership will now vote … Continue reading

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Webinar: Re-imagining our cities and towns in times of Covid-19

This Thursday, 28th May, Ciarán Cuffe MEP will host a free webinar entitled: Re-imagining our cities and towns in times of Covid-19: Opportunities and challenges for mobility and public space. The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live our lives. … Continue reading

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Wexford Resilience

We like this piece from the Future-Proof Wexford blog on the Wexford Resilience Group. The piece points out that while this group is tasked with dealing with extreme events arising, there is no group planning for ‘shocks’ which may hit in … Continue reading

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Green Party enters negotiations

“Our Parliamentary Party members have carefully weighed up their options and decided to go into negotiations. They are now looking for a deal that can fulfil their mandate to deliver the Party policy, for which they campaigned during the General … Continue reading

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Opportunity for members to join policy groups

The Green Party is establishing new policy groups and it invites party members to explore the list of proposed groups and join whichever one best covers that members main area of interest. “These Groups have the goal of creating new, … Continue reading

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COVID Posters

The HSE has some well designed and easy to read COVID-related posters available for download.

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Green Party leader calls for National Unity Government

Leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan has called on his Dáil colleague to form a crisis National Unity Government to deal with the extraordinary position in which the country, and the World, presently finds itself. Sounds good in theory: stability … Continue reading

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