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shae

NewsNews Update

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
NewsNews UpdateUncategorised

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
signs with messages of solidarity for workers, nurses and asylum seekers CampaignNews

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
CampaignNews Update

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
CampaignNews Update

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
News Update

April Update

April has been huge for our community. We’ve achieved a lot together in tough times - so here’s a round up of some highlights, so you don’t miss anything.  Thousands of us contributed to creating the People’s Programme for Government - our community’s priorities for the next government. To make…
shae
12th May 2020
News Update

MyUplift Petitions

MyUplift is a campaigning and petition platform hosted by digital campaigning community Uplift. Uplift is not a neutral organisation - as a progressive community, we campaign together for a more fair, equal and just Ireland. You can read more about our values here: https://www.uplift.ie/about/#values Campaigns that are started on MyUplift…
shae
23rd April 2020
News Update

Money Message Research

Uplift has commissioned research into the 'Money Message', used to block bills from becoming law. The Fine Gael-led Government has used a previously obscure parliamentary device known as a Money Message to prevent 51 Private Members' Bills from becoming law. These are Bills that were passed by a majority of…
shae
5th February 2020