Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.
Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.
The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.
A national renewable energy planning strategy should consider all technologies – not just wind – while proper planning can address fears surrounding adverse local environmental impacts, writes Seán O’Leary.
Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.
People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.
ALL THIS WEEK, the country has been gripped in a debate about abortion and the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives an unborn child an equal right to life as that of its mother.
There has been a clamour for Ireland to revisit its abortion laws after it emerged that a foreign national was denied an abortion here under recent legislation, despite having been raped and affirming that she was suicidal.
On Wednesday, however, Minister Charlie Flanagan said there was “no appetite” for another referendum surrounding the 8th Amendment.
Click here for an explanation of what exactly the 8th Amendment is, and click here to catch up on what’s been happening on the issue this week.
We want to know what you think: Should we have a referendum on the 8th Amendment?
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