Roche’s Rants

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.

Get Big Oil Out Of Children’s Art

Get Big Oil Out Of Children’s Art

RE: Adjudication of 66th Texaco Children’s Art Competition   Dear Adjudicators, In light of national and global concerns regarding the negative health and biodiversity impacts of the fossil fuel industry I am writing to ask you to please reconsider your scheduled...

Finucane Bench

Finucane Bench

The Aengus & Jack Finucane Memorial Bench.   I am delighted to announce that  myself and a very dear associate of mine Knut Klimmek have been awarded the contract to design, build and install the Aengus and Jack Finucane Memorial Bench by Concern Worldwide....

China leads illegal logging in Solomon Islands..new report shows

China leads illegal logging in Solomon Islands..new report shows

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands is felling its tropical forests at nearly 20 times a sustainable rate, according to research by an environmental group published on Thursday, driven by insatiable Chinese demand for its lumber. Export...

WWF report reveals staggering extent of human impact on planet

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...

New Heritage Plan for Ireland…2030

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 –...

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