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Siobhán O'Donoghue

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Fast growing petition calling for removal of offensive Parachute Regiment flags flying on anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry

People across the island of Ireland are calling for the removal of offensive Parachute Regiment flags flying across Derry, as the city marks the 50th anniversary Bloody Sunday today. 1,500 people signed a petition within hours, calling for action from the Department for Infrastructure and Police Service of Northern Ireland to remove the…
Siobhán O'Donoghue
30th January 2022
News Update

How do you talk to your loves ones about vaccines?

Have you heard a loved one spout a conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine lately? If so, you're not alone. According to The Centre for Countering Digital Hate, Anti-Vaxx influencers are 500% more effective at recruitment via social media that their pro-science counterparts. Many of our loved ones are being…
Siobhán O'Donoghue
16th July 2021
NewsNews Update

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…
Siobhán O'Donoghue
18th February 2021
NewsNews Update

The Future of Media in Ireland Submission

Introduction The quality of our media matters. Democracy doesn’t function properly without a well functioning public media that is universally accessible for all and that is trustworthy, credible and independent. The media, especially public service media, forms a ‘social glue’ that helps shape our understanding of the world around us.…
Siobhán O'Donoghue
21st January 2021

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…
Siobhán O'Donoghue
18th December 2020
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