Long Term thinking and Homelessness

Every Christmas the problem of homelessness gets big press, and with steadily rising number of people out of home and sleeping rough it is only right that this issue gets some serious coverage. However I have worked in a variety of homeless services in Dublin and I know that when the Christmas spotlight fades the problem doesn’t. Homelessness is a …

Repair and Upkeep of Deirdre Kelly Memorial, Ranelagh

I stood proudly with my local scout group the day they unveiled the memorial to local historian Deirdre Kelly on the triangle in Ranelagh. Deirdre had been the Group leader of Leeson Park Scout Group at one time as well as been a local historian and conservation activist, and it was fitting to see a memorial dedicated to her. However, …

Transparency and Accountability in Poolbeg

I am struck by the feeling that no one is in charge when it comes to the incinerator. At a recent Public Accounts Committee meeting City Manager Owen Keegan stated he didn’t know if the incinerator would be built or not. Given that it is up to him and his officials this seems a crazy statement and shows the problems …

Detox Yoga Workshop fundraiser (25 January)

DETOX YOGA WORKSHOP TIME:       2pm – 5pm DATE:      25 January 2014 VENUE:   Lesson Park, Methodist Centenary Church, 4 Leeson Park, Dublin 4 (map below) A winter workshop to warm the body and clear the mind.  This practice is designed to create heat and space in the body, promoting digestion and mental clarity after the indulgence of Christmas. The workshop will include movement (asana), …