Caught between the marches!

Photo: Protest march, Melbourne

It is 8.20 in the morning in Berlin and I’m looking out on the street, to where a few drifters remain after an all-night dance party. I leave for Dublin this afternoon and will not have the opportunity to join the climate change march that will take place here this … Read more


Berlin, 18 September, 2014.

I have been spoilt this week in Berlin. The weather is clear and sunny, and I have been to a remarkable writers’ festival where the emphasis is on ideas and exchange rather than celebrities and book sales. My hosts have been remarkably generous. I feel blessed and energised, rather than … Read more

Dublin Substation interactive schools workshops

Above a selection of images taken during the workshops of Students from Coláiste de hÍde, Firhouse Community College, and Mount Seskin Community College participating in a series of workshops with author Oisin McGann   DUBLIN SUBSTATION: a youth engagement programme of Weather Stations with Tallaght Community Arts begins this August … Read more

Weather Report – on leaving Melbourne for Europe

A Man For All Seasons - particularly the hot ones.

The skies over the city are clear this morning. But I’m not fooled, and, sadly, I’m predicting stormy weather ahead. Despite the fact that Australia’s highly respected national science body, the CSIRO, crunched the numbers (again) last week, and concluded that the effects of climate change that we are living … Read more