All Posts By

Michelle Byrne

CampaignNews

Cannabis: A (different kind of) Green New Deal

Across the world, countries are changing their attitude and approach to cannabis use.  Cannabis could be legalised in Ireland with just the flick of a pen. However politicians are dragging their heels - afraid they’ll lose votes or the support of their local community. They need to know this is…
Michelle Byrne
10th September 2021
CampaignNewsNews Update

We fought for democracy and won!

At the height of the pandemic, when many felt powerless - we came together to protect our local communities. Local County and City Councils make lots of important decisions about what happens in our counties - everything from how many public homes get built, to how parks and wildlife are…
Michelle Byrne
29th July 2021
CampaignNewsNews Update

Supertrawlers: We made a splash in the EU

We’re winning! 🐬 After years of hard work from campaigners like you, this month  EU fishing rules have been overhauled and plans to put CCTV cameras on-board Supertrawlers have been voted through. Supertrawlers with huge nets are hoovering up fish and killing dolphins and whales off the coast of Ireland.…
Michelle Byrne
31st March 2021
CampaignNewsNews Update

People power is pushing back on CETA

CETA is a dangerous deal that threatens democracy and puts the interests of big business before the interests of people, our health and environment. The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), also known as the Canada-EU trade deal, is a gift to corporate investors and a threat to democracy. CETA signs…
Michelle Byrne
10th March 2021
NewsNews Update

Separate Church and State

Searching through our database of Uplift campaigns that members have set up, we wanted to take the lead from our members ahead of writing a blog around campaigning to separate the church and state. We came across these campaigns - some of many others.  We think this list says enough…
Michelle Byrne
15th January 2021
Campaign

Keeping Mental Health on the agenda

Over the last few months, our campaigning community has been fighting hard to have our voices heard by decision makers on the issues surrounding mental health, and the great news is we are winning. Read more in our blog.
Michelle Byrne
9th November 2020
Campaign

Uplift People’s Plan for Climate Action

Our People’s Plan for Climate Action Record-breaking floods. Deadly heat waves. Billions of euros of crops destroyed by storms — people in Ireland are worried about what’s happening in the world and about what it’s going to take to tackle the climate crisis before it’s too late. This is evident…
Michelle Byrne
10th September 2020