Tammy Darcy of The Shona Project

The Shona Project“Teenagers are not lazy, they’re tired.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Tammy Darcy knows what it’s like to be a teenager whose world has fallen apart. Life was rosy until she hit 14 and then the shocks came; wave after wave of them. Her older sister Shona was diagnosed with a brain injury and her parents’ marriage broke down. Her grades took a nosedive and she was severely bullied in school. …

Car-free cities on RTE Brainstorm

RTÉ Brainstorm“We’ve built a car-dependent society.”

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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Opening with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, this week’s RTÉ Brainstorm reminds us of the impact cars have on our cities. Essentially we’ve traded birds, bees and trees for parking lots. Olf Straumeyer, geographer from NUIG and David O’Connor, planner from TUD, joined Ella McSweeney to explore how, and why, we might make Irish cities car-free.