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Food for Thought/Lon Intinne, Friday May 17 2019

Irish language version

You can now sign up for our Food for Thought Collaborative event which will take place on Friday May 17th in the GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. It’s organised in partnership with Afri, Teacht Anair, Food Sovereignty Ireland and the IEN-organised National Biodiversity Week. The event comes the day before Afri’s Annual Famine Walk in Louisburg.


Food for Thought offers a reflective learning space which this year focuses on transformational change. There will be two guest speakers – Hanny van Geel from La Via Campesina and Michael McGaughan, author of Coming Home. While a central theme will …

Submission on Evaluation of Community Banking and Local Provision of Banking and Financial Services in Ireland

Feasta Currency Group members believe that community (or public) banking could form a central component of a healthy future Irish economy. There is an urgent need to expand this sector in Ireland in order to help protect the Irish economy from debt-related financial risk, stimulate community development and help bring about the transition to a growth-neutral financial sector.

Beyond the Obvious: novel podcasts for enquirers

We’re very pleased to launch our new podcast series, Beyond the Obvious, which is co-organised by Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum.

The hosts, Seán O’Conláin, Caroline Whyte and (from podcast number 3 on) Claire Holohan,will explore a range of topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. There will be six monthly podcasts of 20-30 minutes, beginning on March 15th 2019. Please feel free to comment below.

Topics include:

• decarbonisation
• decreasing energy consumption
• measuring wellbeing
• reviving biodiversity, which is taken to include local culture and language
• drivers of health
• monetary