Citizen Journalism Ireland: selection of articles to Government and related: March to December 2014 by Michelle Clarke

Articles about homelessness too.

“If you get the objectives right, a lieutenant can write the strategy.” George Marshall

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Subject: Squatting is illegal but vacant properties are a scandal
Date: Saturday 22nd March 2014 12:21:51 +0000
From: Michelle Clarke
To: Alan Shatter <Alan.Shatter@oireachtas.ie>, barcouncil@lawlibrary.ie, Clare Daly <Clare.Daly@Oireachtas.ie>, Constantin Gurdgiev <gurdgiev@gmail.com>, jan.osullivan@oireachtas.ie, Joe.Higgins@oireachtas.ie, john.mcguinness@oireachtas.ie, Mary Lou McDonald <MaryLou.McDonald@Oireachtas.ie>, morgan.kelly@ucd.ie, oisin@oisinquinn.ie et al; Citizen Journalism site
Saturday 22nd March 2014


Time to raise the issue of the housing crisis as it existed in Dublin in 2013 which is now March 2014 compounded by the imminent evictions that people face as the private equity funds buy up properties and decide who will own what; who will be the landlord or will they sell on and let people who can afford to take out mortgages or buy houses for cash enter the market?

The An Taoiseach Enda Kenny speech while celebrating St Patrick’s day in the US ruffled some feathers. A great opportunity to state that Ireland is in revival mode and people…

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About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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