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shae

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Meeting Norma Foley to talk Sex Ed

Last week, we were invited to a last minute meeting with Minister for Education, Norma Foley, to talk about the people-powered submission on Sex Education that more than 880 of us put together. But there was a catch - members couldn’t attend. She might have seen the ad that Uplift…
shae
18th February 2021
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Connecting Struggles: The Story of UpSkill 2020

Uplift is a community of people who speak truth to power. We take thousands of actions every day on hundreds of different campaigns: for our climate, homes, healthcare, equality and other social issues that affect our everyday lives.  The problems we face -  as people trying to make the world…
shae
29th January 2021
Campaign

Let’s learn about misinformation

From fake cures for COVID to strange lies about the U.S election, 2020 has been a big year for the growth of misinformation on the internet. Ironically, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about ‘misinformation’ AKA ‘fake news’. Since 2019, Uplift has campaigned for legislation regulating misinformation, and…
shae
18th December 2020
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People power in action #RepealTheSeal

The decision by this government to seal the records of over 60,000 people who had been institutionalised or forced into adoption by Mother and Baby homes was a shocking moment for so many of us. In the weeks previous, people had been emailing politicians and those who had faced abuse…
shae
6th November 2020
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Hope in the dark

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.”  Through the shelter of each other, people survive. - Old Irish Proverb It’s become a bit of a cliché to say that we’re living in unsettling and unprecedented times. We’re facing a second wave of the virus that has upended many of…
shae
22nd October 2020
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Here’s what we’ve been up to…

We’ve achieved a lot together over the past two months - thank you for all your hard work. Here’s a round up of some highlights, so you don’t miss anything! Evictions are back on the table.  But we didn’t go down without a fight. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s phone rang off…
shae
18th August 2020
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Anti-Racism and Allyship

Uplift members are a broad community - we come from all walks of life and all sorts of places. Some of us have experienced the harsh effects of racism firsthand, others are powerful and thoughtful allies and some are taking the first steps in their anti-racism journey.  We know that…
shae
6th August 2020
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How do we stay safe online?

We’re spending more time online than ever before - it’s our parish hall, marketplace and a way for us to stay connected with the news, our friends and our families. But big technology companies like Facebook and Google are making their own rules about what they can do online. Our…
shae
6th August 2020
CampaignNews Update

Supertrawlers – Don’t let them off the hook

Super trawlers, with nets larger than huge sports stadiums, are hoovering up fish stocks and killing dolphins and whales off the west coast of Ireland.  Some of them can process over 250 tonnes of fish a day and if stood on their end, would be almost twice the height of…
shae
12th June 2020