Author: Donal McCormack

Sarah Cecelia Harrison and the Allotments Movement in Ireland

Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1863–1941) was the first woman elected to Dublin City Council in 1912. From here she worked to promote women’s rights, helped those in poverty and established the allotments movement in Ireland. In the 1910s, Britain had legislation governing allotments but Ireland lagged behind. World War 1 and food shortages saw the establishment […]

Community Gardens Ireland’s submission on the Planning & Development Bill

Help us improve the law on community growing in Ireland In February 2023, Community Gardens Ireland became aware of upcoming changes in the draft Planning and Development Bill. The draft proposed to do the following: We immediately got in contact with all members of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage. We also […]