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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
Campaign

Barry’s Tea plastic tea bags counter

You promised to ditch the plastic Barrys Tea How many teabags containing plastic have we drunk in Ireland since Barry's Tea promised us all they'd stop? Join the campaign JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZteS51cGxpZnQuaWUlMkZhc3NldHMlMkZlbWJlZF9zaWduX2Zvcm0uanMlMjIlMjBpZCUzRCUyMmNvbnRyb2xzZmhpZnQtZW1iZWQtc2lnbi1mb3JtLXNjcmlwdCUyMiUyMGRhdGEtcGV0aXRpb24tdXJsJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZteS51cGxpZnQuaWUlMkZwZXRpdGlvbnMlMkZiYXJyeS1zLXRlYS1tYWtlLXRlYWJhZ3MtMTAwLWNvbXBvc3RhYmxlJTJGZW1iZWQlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U= Ever wonder why your teabags don’t decompose? It’s because companies like Barrys Tea uses a petroleum-based plastic called polypropylene to…
sarah
19th August 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
Campaign

The People’s Programme for Government

  Our People’s Programme for Government Uplift regularly uses surveys to poll members on key issues that affect their lives. While COVID-19 has presented huge challenges to most people in Ireland, members are also looking beyond the end of this crisis – to the new Ireland that can emerge. The…
emily
28th April 2020
Glyphosate

Glyphosate in our Bodies – Press Conference

On March 19th Uplift will release the results of our glyphosate testing experiment and Darina Allen has agreed to speak at a press conference. Confirmed: Glyphosate is in our bodies. We’ve tested politicians, breastfeeding mothers, a doctor and top chef Darina Allen. And everyone has tested positive for cancer-linked glyphosate…
rachel
3rd March 2020