M McGrath on RTE talking about tempering expectations re the forthcoming budget , also saying it’s good to have a surprise people weren’t expecting
You’d swear he was talking about his wife’s Christmas present and not the countries finances
The country was mapped for flood risk as part of the CFRAM Programme. Amazingly, in Ireland, the same agency responsible for river/land drainage is also responsible for flood prevention. Which is to the say, the agency that engineers rivers to take water away from the land and fill up as quickly as possible are also tasked with preventing flooding
How many people do Amazon employ here? Planning should be refused if the company doesn’t have an adequate employment base but my guess is Amazon are big enough in Ireland. A solar farm should be part of the application to help offset some of the energy requirement.
It’s politics and the style of narrative these days. If you want to get a cause going anywhere at all you state the ultimate goal. There’s no way the people and organisations involved actually believe they will attain that but they will attain more, in the world of media & other discourse in which we live now, than by stating their goal is 50% by 2035 or whatever. That only leads to a very watered down outcome, 30% probably. Which is not at all nearly enough.
‘Being realistic’ is all well and good but it just doesn’t wash in this world now.