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27 Jan 2015

An Fóram Eacnamaíoch Domhanda 2015 agus Oxfam / The World Economic Forum 2015 and Oxfam

Bhuail mé le Sorcha Nic Mhathúna ó Oxfam Éireann ina hArdoifig ar Shráid Chláir Fhada inniu chun caint faoin dtuarascáil a sheol siad an tseachtain seo chaite cúpla lá roimh buaileadh le chéile an Fóram Eacnamaíoch Domhanda in Davos. Tá seoladh na dtuarascáil seo ní ach rud amháin atá ar siúl ag Oxfam Idirnáisiúnta mar chuid den fheachtas Even It Up chun iarraidh an fhadbh le neamhionnais eacnamaíochta domanda a shárú.



I met Sorcha Nic Mhathúna from Oxfam Ireland today in their Headquarters on Thorncastle Street to talk about the report they launched last week a couple of days before the World Economic Forum met in Davos. The launch of this report is just one action as part of Oxfam International's Even It Up campaign to try to overcome the problem of income inequality internationally.



22 Jan 2015

Seoladh Bliain Eorpach na Forbartha / Launch of the European Year for Development 2015

Sheol an tUachtarán Michael D. Higgins an bhliain i gCaisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath inniu. Chuaigh mé ann ar son Near FM & Raidió na Life agus rinne mé sé agallaimh ann leis an tUachtarán Michael D. Ó hUiginn san áireamh. Labhair mé le Fiona Coyle ó Dóchas; le Paula Galvin múinteoir agus gníomhaire sóisialta; le Jim Clarken ó Oxfam Éireann agus le Sharan Kelly ó Tearfund Éireann agus an cathaoirleach reatha de Dóchas freisin.

President Michael D. Higgins launched the year in Dublin Castle today. I went to it for Near FM & Raidió na Life and did six interviews at it including with President Michael D. Higgins. I also spoke to Fiona Coyle from Dóchas; with Paula Galvin a teacher and social activist; with Jim Clarken from Oxfam and with Sharan Kelly from Tearfund and the current chairperson of Dóchas.


12 Jan 2015

Acht na dTeangacha (2003) agus comharthaí bóithre- cad faoi?

Ríomhthionscadal Cónaithe-Residential E-Project

Rinne mé nuashonrú ar an ríomhthionscadal cónaithe a thosaigh mé in 2009 le déanaí. Buíochas le Justin Ó Scanaill as ucht an cabhair arís!

Ríómhthionscadal Cónaithe

Residential E-Project


 

Eagar / Edit- 

 

Nuashonrú / Update 2018:


 






Olltogchán General Election 2016

I started a Dublin West election thread for the GE in my area last week. It is worth checking out occassionely if you live in the area. The Dublin West threads are amongst the small number of better threads on that website.

 http://www.politics.ie/forum/elections/233479-ge-2016-dublin-west.html


Services

Micheál Martin made a great point when interviewed on RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday that he would prioritise funding to services before (small) tax cuts etc. in future budgets. As he said what is the point in a lot of people having an extra €200 a year (which a lot of if not most don't of course since the last budget with Irish Water also coming in) and they can't access decent services. I agree with him of course.

Even it Up

The inequality in Ireland and in most countries in the world is actually unbelievable. Even if we in Ireland and other Western countries are not dying of starvation like in some countries in the Sahel in Africa the level or degree of inequality in Ireland is unbelievable. A drive around Dublin and other cities will tell you that.

Anyway Oxfam Interntional launched a huge new campaign and report a couple of months ago called "Even it Up" to try to change the shocking level of inequality around the world- in rich countries and poor- and I interviewed Sorcha Nic Mhathúna from Oxfam Ireland about it. (Tá an dara agallamh as Gaeilge.)




Gorta- Self Help Africa

Gorta Ireland's oldest overseas development NGO merged a few months ago with Self Help Africa and they are now called Gorta-Self Help Africa in Ireland and Self-Help Africa in Africa. They work in ten African countries and hope to help three million people to help themselves in these countries in 2015! They do great work and I am happy to help them as a volunteer in Ireland. :)





The Hope Foundation

Seo hé agallamh a rinne mé anuraidh le Róisín Higgins saorálaí leis The Hope Foundation in Kolkata san India. Déanann siad obair iontacha le páistí ann!


Toilets & Sanitation in Developing Countries

I first became aware of this issue even existing only around two years ago. I have since interviewed two specialists on it- Niall Roche a WASH specialist and lecturer on global health and Brynne Gilmore from the Irish Forum for Global Health and the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College (interviews below) and I also discussed the topic with Claire Lynch of Aidlink who works on this matter in Uganda and with Hans Zomer when discussing the recent Millennium Developments Goals Report and the post-2015 International Development Goals targets.






Snáitheanna Gaeilge faoi chúrsaí idirnáisiúnta

Tá roinnt snáithe idirlíne tosaithe agam trí mheán na Gaeilge le os cionn dhá bhliain anuas faoi chúrsaí idirnáisiúnta:





Géarchéim sa tSiria- Tuairisc Raidió na Life



Tuilleadh foinsí nuachta Gaeilge:


 

 

Community & Voluntary & Development Sector on Social Media

If anyone wants to show that you work in the Community & Voluntary & Development Sector I started a Linkedin and Facebook page called just that so we can display on our profiles on those social media sites that we work in the sector.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/community-&-voluntary-&-development-sector

https://www.facebook.com/commvoldevelopment


Help your own country



http://www.globalcitizen.org/Content/Content.aspx?id=d941ab82-aaa2-481c-8db9-51cb3b8e8144

http://www.one.org/us/2014/03/04/the-problem-with-little-white-girls-and-boys/

I still think we need the International Development NGO's though of course. It can be easy to forget about it for me interviewing mostly Irish people from the development sector, but I think that most staff working for the Dev NGO's abroad are actually from those countries.