Tom’s Blog

Here you will find a selection of news article that I have chosen as a means of keeping the significance of the natural world relevant to my work as a furniture-maker. The content also stimulates some great conversation in the workshop.

‘Shame, silence and stress’ revealed in CAN Report

Dublin Wednesday 14th November 2018: A new, first report on the experiences of people coping with mortgage distress, launched Tuesday 14th November, reveals a picture of shame, silence, stress, lack of legal representation, rejection in court and a failure by state...

New Heritage Plan for Ireland…2030

Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launches the public consultation on Heritage Ireland 2030 - a new national heritage plan for Ireland Source: Merrion Street  - Published on Thursday 1st November 2018  Heritage Ireland 2030 –...

WWF report reveals staggering extent of human impact on planet

Gland/Geneva, 30 October 2018 - Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018. The report, released today, presents a...

“Pathetic & immoral” PTSB

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe (left) and head of Permanent TSB Jeremy Masding (right) met just twice before 11,000 homes were sold to vulture funds My interest in this development is very real-is my home included in the sell-off??  The Finance Minister and the head...

Its a nightmare…threat of losing my roof

'This is like a nightmare' - Tom (69) on the fear of losing his home 'I can't believe at this age of my life I am looking at the possibility of losing my roof'   Fiona Dillon October 4 2018 2:30 AM Tom Roche (69) from Offaly fears what the future will hold for...

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