Feminism in Europe and reflections on Ireland’s abortion referendum

Last weekend, I spoke at the European Day/Journées d’été, in Strasbourg, France,  about my work on the Repeal campaign and my reflections on Ireland’s abortion referendum more generally. The panel, ‘This is My Body’, was convened by Charlotte Soulary from the Green Feminism Commission and included fellow European feminists: Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, founder of the Advocacy Centre on Council of Europe Standards (ACCESS); DariaContinue reading “Feminism in Europe and reflections on Ireland’s abortion referendum”

Column: ‘Bord Bia need to stop asking vegetarians and vegans why we don’t eat meat’ – thejournal.ie

“SO, TELL ME why you don’t eat meat?” – it’s the question that, as a lifelong vegetarian and now vegan, I get asked all of the time. The answer to which is constantly evolving, mainly because there are just so many good reasons to reduce your meat and dairy consumption. Bord Bia, the Irish FoodContinue reading “Column: ‘Bord Bia need to stop asking vegetarians and vegans why we don’t eat meat’ – thejournal.ie”

Dublin Woman Protests Bullfighting’s Bloody Stain on Pamplona

Eva Dowling Joins Activists From Around the World to Tell Public That Torment and Killing of Bulls Must Stop Now Clonskeagh, Dublin – Holding a sign that read, “Stop the Bloody Bullfights,” Eva Dowling, from Clonskeagh, joined more than 100 other protesters in the centre of Pamplona, Spain, today. During the high-octane demonstration, activists – halfContinue reading “Dublin Woman Protests Bullfighting’s Bloody Stain on Pamplona”

Building a sustainable future for our community

My Priorities: Sustainable housing We need sustainable solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis. The Council should be prioritising social housing, which is so badly needed. New builds must be ‘smart homes’ so as to conserve energy and reduce heating bills. Protecting our environment If we are to protect our natural environment and tackle climate change, we needContinue reading “Building a sustainable future for our community”

1,500 scientists call for a repeal of the eighth amendment

In the lead-up to the recent referendum campaign, I founded and convened the ‘Scientists for Yes’ campaign platform. During this time we received over 1,500 signatures from Ireland’s scientific community, calling for a repeal of the eighth amendment. You can read our letter, published in the Irish Independent below. Dear Editor, We, the 1,200 undersignedContinue reading “1,500 scientists call for a repeal of the eighth amendment”

Abandoned Sandyford eyesore to be turned into offices with beds – from IrishTimes.com

The landmark 14-storey Sentinel building in Sandyford, south Dublin, which has been left as an unfinished shell for a decade, is to be redeveloped as 300 “office suites” with sleeping facilities for workers. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has granted permission to Dante Property Company, owned by Galway-born brothers Luke and Brian Comer, to finish the tower block. Ten years ago, shortlyContinue reading “Abandoned Sandyford eyesore to be turned into offices with beds – from IrishTimes.com”

Hello

Hi there, I’m Eva Elizabeth Dowling, and I’m the Green Party representative for Stillorgan local electoral ward, for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. This covers Belfied,  Carrickmines, Clonskeagh, Deerpark, Foxrock, Kilmacud, Leopardstown, Merville, Milltown, Mount Merrion, Roebuck, and Stillorgan. If you live in any of these areas, or if you have any questions at all,Continue reading “Hello”