This week the Department of Community and Rural Development announced €112,659.10 in funding for Wexford as part of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The investment will ensure safe access and improvements to many trails around the county and is a great boost for rural Wexford. As many more of us
Wexford Greens held its AGM this week. It was an online affair but no less exciting for all that. The new committee: Role Person Chair Bobby Lambert Secretary Kim Achari Treasurer Martin Reading Communications/PRO Killian Ormond Elections Officer Paula Roseingrave Policy Council Delegate Kamal Tribak Local Issues Officer Brendan Cahill-Flynn
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 or on the social housing list. As part of the
Ireland’s National Waste Policy 2020 – 2025 provides a roadmap to transition to a circular economy in the decade ahead.
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 lack of experience and, to be honest, basic cop-on as
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 match the scale of the challenge the EU faces, both
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 strange it was to stroll along Wexford town’s deserted Main
‘Throughout the country, our shores are being ravaged by erosion which has been exacerbated in recent years due to the effects of climate change. Courtown is a very dramatic example with its beautiful golden sands effectively swept away virtually overnight. But all along the coast erosion is to be seen,
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 contributions from the party’s spokespeople, TDs and councillors have been
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 Oct 18. And it’s all free. This is a terrible
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 on it – a 2/3 majority is required. The programme
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. The way we move around and use our urban spaces
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 the future. COMMUNITY RESILIENCE – THINKING AHEAD
“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 Election, in these changed times, as is their responsibility as
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, or updating existing, policy in their respective area. Please be
Wexford Greens have advised the GP team charged with exploring the possibility of the party going into government as follows … From Wexford Greens meeting 19 Feb, 2020: Should the Greens agree to enter government as a minority partner or fight from the opposition benches? Is there any party with
The HSE has some well designed and easy to read COVID-related posters available for download.
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 and unity of purpose trumps everything else right now. However,
Dear fellow members, I hope you and your friends and family are safe and well. Fear is everywhere in the air with the Coronavirus and the only antidote to hand is hope in the power of collective action to help us through these difficult times.
This year’s Green Party Convention takes place halfways between Wexford and Reykjavik, which is to say Letterkenny, June 6 and 7.