Author Archives: Pat Murphy

About Pat Murphy

True to me; Mother, Wife, Friend, Environmentalist; Living comfortably; Being warm; Knowing what's enough; Chair of WFQA (Irish wood fuel quality assurance scheme)

enforcement the only answer?

One of life’s unwritten rules: There will always be those who obey the law without question, and there will always be those who don’t. So, I think it’s fair to say that unless the law is enforced, there’s a very good chance … Continue reading

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a new breed of gangsters

We have a new breed of gangsters in our midst. What do they look like? Just like you and me. Like friends. Like Family. Are they stealing from the poor? or the rich? No, they are stealing from our children. … Continue reading

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LITTER #getthemdown

“Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location.” Wikipedia Last week I wrote a piece about  pollution by election posters.  get them down Canvassing for votes ended on May 23rd. at 10.00 p.m. Candidates had 7 … Continue reading

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an unexpected day

The alarm clock went off at 5.07 this morning and I asked myself “Am I mad or just mad?” Heading to Cavan for a 6.45 meeting was not my idea of a “fun day” To attend a meeting to tell people that our … Continue reading

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get them down

Get them down Everywhere I go.  Every day. . Election Posters. On every pole. On every surface. Falling down. Spinning round. Straight roads, roundabouts, more of the same and the same and the same and the same . Election Posters. I … Continue reading

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did you know?

We all talk about Carbon Tax… Those of us who use fossil fuels to power and heat our homes know to the “cent” the amount of the increase on May 1st. and what it means to our budget. But do … Continue reading

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wood …the natural answer

Originally posted on Pat's Blog:
Things to consider when using wood as a fuel One of the most common mistakes people make is to burn green, non-seasoned wood. Green wood can contain up to 75% moisture, a figure that…

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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0.66666666666 at The Discovery Zone

We’re getting busy. Really busy. At this stage, if it was a house-build and not a business project, the site is sitting there ready, plans are drawn, planning permission granted, contractors researched, prices compared (a bit more study required here, … Continue reading

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so the journey has begun

2 weeks ago I started at the Discovery Zone. http://www.discoveryzone.gerrymoan.ie/ I didn’t know what to anticipate, but even the introduction has proved to be way above my expectations. In two weeks, I have met good people who will travel the … Continue reading

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