Category: Ramblings & Rants

December 7, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants

Do we need world-wide agreed frameworks regarding how genetic engineering is undertaken in order to safeguard species (including our own) and ecological systems generally? And do we need an international body overseeing this work?

December 3, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants

The 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution concerns the right to life of the unborn. At the moment women in this country who are seeking an abortion must travel outside of Ireland to get it.

December 2, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants
November 5, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants
October 2, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants

Passions about ethnicity, about autonomy, about freedom, about where you are from, are for many people, including myself, part of the fire that courses through the blood. But the practicalities about how best to achieve real freedom, real autonomy, real global recognition of your community, though a much colder and a much more complex work, are far more important.

September 3, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants

Solving the problem of homelessness isn’t simply about making housing more affordable. There are different types of homelessness and if we really want to end homelessness in our lifetimes then we need better mental health services, more effective ways of tackling addiction and better emergency housing for those in need. That said, the current homelessness crisis is so bad because of the lack of affordable housing.

August 28, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants

I read two different articles last week in one of the national papers regarding the issue of rent increases. Each article highlighted cases where tenants were finding it difficult to manage huge rent increases. However both involved situations that should no longer occur under the current legislation. So here’s a really quick run-through of your rights regarding rent increases as a tenant in Ireland.

August 20, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants
August 14, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants
August 14, 2017 / Ramblings & Rants

In July the Minister with responsibility for Housing Eoghan Murphy launched a public consultation seeking submissions on the plan to fix housing and any ideas on ways to improve it.