#ourwater campaign to keep water in public ownership – sign and share!

a7bd242b-f9c1-4134-9108-57462c7c6a88The Green Party this week launched its campaign for a referendum on the public ownership of water. We’re calling on the Government to advance the legislation for a referendum on public ownership of water as a priority, and to ensure that it is included with the Bills already scheduled to be passed in order to hold other referenda in 2015.

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Green candidate Grace O’Sullivan believes she has realistic chance of European seat

imageGrace O’Sullivan on European trail as sister Lola aims to retain FG seat on Waterford council. Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run for the Green Party but now believes she has a realistic chance of entering the European Parliament following this month’s elections. Read article

Weekend in Cloughjordan on the future of food and farming, 6-8th September

201207131353311_smYoung Friends of the Earth will be holding a weekend gathering in the eco-village in Cloughjordan Co. Tipperary from Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th. The main theme will be the future of food and farming. Speakers include Emanuela Ruuso and Fergal Anderson, who farm sustainably in Galway and Michael O’Brien who works on food policy issues with Trócaire. There will also be a workshops on climate justice and student organizing. And plenty time to hang out and enjoy Cloughjordan. If you’re under 30 and interested in finding out more about or going to the weekend email youngfoe@foe.ie.