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.
The action is being organised by those activists; however it has gained support from a number of groups including Sex Workers Alliance Ireland and the Anti-Racism Network.
The Citizens’ Assembly on abortion is not due to report its findings before June of this year, suggesting that any referendum on the subject of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is not likely to be on the Government’s agenda before next year.
Likewise, any strike would be unlikely to resemble a more commonplace industrial action – “it could include taking an annual leave day off work, refraining from domestic work for the day, wearing black in solidarity and staging a walkout during your lunch break,” the group in question, Strike 4 Repeal, said in a statement.
But is the notoriously thorny subject of abortion one that people should strike over?
We’re asking: Should people go on strike over abortion in Ireland?
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