Emer O’Siochru is a Registered Architect and Development and Planning Valuer. In her varied career, she has taught Architectural Design in UCD, redeveloped vacant inner city buildings as part of an EU Cultural City project, ran a furniture design gallery and worked with CTA, an Inner City Community Development project.

In 2000 Emer founded EOS Future Design, an eco-architectural practice and later co-founded Feasta; the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability with economist Richard Douthwaite and served on both public and voluntary sector boards promoting sustainability. From 2007 Emer managed a herd of Heritage Irish cattle on the family farm. She later coordinated the Smart Taxes Network, publishing the ‘The Fair Tax’ book in 2011.

In 2016 she researched the potential of bio-char use in farming which led to founding the Irish Biochar Cooperative. During the pandemic years, Emer revived and chaired a local charity, Ranelagh Arts hosting three Arts Festivals and two Conferences on novel solutions to the Irish housing and planning crisis including land value tax and community land trust solutions.

‘Hands Off Dublin’ Deirdre Kelly Colloquium

Emer O’Siochru of Ranelagh Arts and Eoin O’Flaherty Economist UCD

Arts and Eoin O’Flaherty Economist UCD.

James and Richard Pike of Tuath Housing Association and Katia Papkovskaia of The Dublin Democratic Planning Alliance