Kinsale town, home of the Transition Town movement, will host the Labour Party NGO Forum, on Saturday 24th April, starting 10am finishing 1pm, in the Trident Hotel.
The NGO Fouum will be formally opened by Cllr. Tomás O’Brien, Mayor of Kinsale.
Speakers from the Cork Environmental Forum, Sustainable Water Network and Friends of the Irish Envrionment will discuss the transition movement, river basin management plans and GMOs. The forum coincides with Kinsale’s Spring Fair. Guest speaker is Declan Waugh, Partnership for Change
Dublin Port have responded to An Bord Pleanála’s request for ‘additional information’ on their application to infill Dublin Bay. This the Port’s latest application was lodged last year, and the saga continues with local residents, campaign groups and environmentalists all lodging strong and persuasive arguments against any expansion of the ports activities. I lodged an objection last year to this latest proposal to expand the port on the grounds that it will cause greater flooding than is already experienced in the area and that it would be ‘slap bang’ in the middle of the new Special Protection Area for wild birds.
After my local election campaign, where I hoped to get re-elected to Dublin City Council, but didn’t, I am going to continue working as a political activist highlighting justice, environment and equality issues.
This, my new blog, created today, will be a good place to start my ‘new beginnings’, and each week I hope to address specific issues such as electoral, local and national Government reform, public transport, equal access to education, local business supports, environment and Dublin Bay, and anything else that happens to catch my attention!