Covid-19 Vaccines: A Question of Life & Death – Is the TRIPS Waiver a potential solution to the pandemic and is it an opportunity to prioritise morality and compassion instead of Big Pharma flexing an unquenchable thirst for profits.Read More A Question of Life & Death?
dystopian future. Nature Needs Half, the global campaign to protect 50% of the planet by 2030 is ambitious and yet, it is a necessity for future generations and inhabitants of the Earth that we cannot afford to delay on.Read More Have you heard of the survival revolution?
Grainne Saunders discovers why sea swimming in Dublin Bay isn’t always good for your health. A nice day for a dip. 19th June 2020 was the first dry day after a few days of intense thunderstorms. Ireland is in lockdown but Dubliners lucky enough to live within 2kms of the sea can take advantage of our beautiful sandy beaches. On Dollymount, Portmarnock, and Sandymount beaches, signs have been erected. Perplexed would-be swimmers, on seeing the sign, wonder how heavy rainfall makes the sea dirty. Sea swimmers in Dublin should read further.Read More Why Heavy Rain Is Bad News for Swimmers
Over 700,000 people globally die by suicide every year. Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death among young people. For each death, many others have tried. The majority of deaths by suicide happen in low to middle-income countries. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in Ireland. Suicide is a public health issue everywhere, especially among men. In Ireland, 437 people died by suicide in 2018. Analysing the gender breakdown in 2018, 75% were men compared to 25% of women.Read More We need to talk about suicide
At the core of the neoliberal ideology is the privatisation of public services. Water is a natural resource required by all inhabitants of this planet. A human right. Not simply a necessity to sustain oneself but central to the sanitation that has been at the heart of prosperous societies for centuries. The liquid of life, some might say.Read More The Moral Question?
Never has there been a more collective communal celebration than the historic Irish Water Movement of late August 2015. Over 150,000 people were remarked as partaking in the march to stop the introduction of additional charges on public Irish water. Seven years on and the debacle is still centred on water but now data centres have entered the fray and corporate entities’ demand is only growing on our national resource.Read More …
Close your eyes and imagine a world with almost unlimited renewable energy.Now imagine that this energy source is built upon already existing infrastructure and will require no additional land usage. What are you seeing?Read More Journey to a Greener Planet
The Covid-19 vaccine has offered some respite to the most vulnerable in western society, however, the developing world’s access and rollout of vaccines are stifled and exacerbated by inequality.Read More ‘One for all and all for one(or some)’