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.
THOUSANDS OF DUNNE Stores are out on strike today in protest over pay and a lack of job security.
The workers with the Mandate trade union are calling for a review of temporary contracts and for a right of union representation for workers.
However, Dunnes has reportedly warned against the strike, saying it may negatively affect the company and lead to redundancies. Images have emerged of notes urging customers to ignore the pickets and continue to shop at the stores.
Whether or not the chain is your regular, we want to know what you would do: Would you shop in Dunnes Stores today?
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