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.

‘Shame, silence and stress’ revealed in CAN Report

‘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...

“Pathetic & immoral” PTSB

“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

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...

Raise the roof

Raise the roof

I support 'Raise the Roof'   The Jesuits are urging people to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ housing rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday, saying that it is “an important opportunity to highlight the depth of the housing crisis and the need for a radical...

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