Category: Ramblings & Rants

February 10, 2018 / Ramblings & Rants
January 20, 2018 / Ramblings & Rants

There’s a lot of worrying things happening in many EU member states that I’ve been ignoring in hopes that issues would resolve themselves and – after Brexit – I felt a certain reluctance to talk about things that didn’t show the union in a good light.

It’s 2018 and I’m done with that.

December 31, 2017 / 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.