Covid 19 has created an unprecedented challenge as countries struggle to tackle the crisis. In Ireland as well as putting immense pressure on our already stretched health service the crisis … Continue Reading Covid 19 & Irish agriculture
While policies to address climate change become increasingly important, the need for a just transition becomes more pressing to ensure that decarbonisation provides a positive impact for both the environment and the communities most affected by job losses
Tuesdays budget will contain cuts to both USC and income tax, measures which will of course play to Fine Gaels key support base, however the government’s plan of a balanced … Continue Reading Budget 2019 and rural Ireland
The latest figures released by the government show that over 10 percent of the land in Ireland is under forestry. Over half of the forested area is devoted to conifer … Continue Reading Ireland’s forestry problem
The debate around the eight amendment has been a constant issue in Irish politics for the past few years and with the referendum on repealing the 8th to be … Continue Reading Rural Irelands anti-choice Independents
Gombeen is a word used and abused in Irish politics, often in a navel gazing fashion by political commentators pouring scorn on a rural electorate they don’t understand or … Continue Reading The shadow of the Gombeen man.