Comment – February 2019

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Budget time is when elected representatives feel the pressure of reconciling the public wants against the fiscal realities. Very few funding requests they receive are fundamentally unreasonable; but when put into the context of financial reality, the demands conflict, making some decisions feel arbitrary.  Cavan Monaghan Council members received some… Continue reading

Comment – November 2018

Comment – November 2018
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Standing in the wind and cold through many past Remembrance Day events has felt like an appropriate discomfort to face to acknowledge the many trials that former and current members of our Armed Forces have undergone on our behalf.  Whether you attend a Remembrance Day service or take a quiet… Continue reading

Comment – Every Vote Counts

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The good news and bad news in a democracy is that every vote counts, so ones cast by informed and thoughtful voters carry no more weight than those selected by those who throw the proverbial dart. Perhaps voters will be less cavalier in their candidate selection these days given how… Continue reading