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Michelle Byrne

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Talking to your TDs about Cannabis

We’re closer than ever to legalising Cannabis in Ireland. The pressure is on to have a Citizens’ Assembly on drugs this year, and the Minister responsible, Frank Feighan, has said that he wants to ‘end the war on drugs’.   But, this Government is still insisting that legalising Cannabis isn’t…
Michelle Byrne
9th March 2022
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Uplift’s People Powered Forest

Welcome to Uplift's People-Powered Forest News Update Blog Good news - our community's people-powered forest is being planted! We’ve been working hard during the good weather, getting the land ready - and planting beautiful native Irish trees. Helped by Bella the dog!  Uplift members love trees - that's why we’ve launched our very own…
Michelle Byrne
28th January 2022
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The Upskill Academy

The Upskill Academy - a collaboration between people powered campaigning communities Uplift and Act Now Taking place January/Feb 2022    Are you involved in the struggle for social justice, climate, equality in Ireland? Are you keen to build your skills, confidence, analysis and campaign knowhow? Do you want to be…
Michelle Byrne
7th December 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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