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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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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
Campaign

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
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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