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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
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
Campaign

Sign the Open Letter: No Child Should Grow Up Undocumented

Rashmi is a member of Migrant Rights Centre Ireland’s youth group and is standing up not only for herself, but also for other young people and children growing up undocumented in Ireland so they can live full and free lives. Growing up in Dublin I didn't really realise I was…
emily
2nd August 2019
Uplift members Dave and Rachel delivering our petition on sex Education reform to the Department of Education Campaign

Reform Sex Education Survey – Have Your Say!

Regardless of where we come from or what we believe, it is safe to say that all people in Ireland agree that young people should be safe from school yard bullying, grow up informed about their own bodies and with an understanding about healthy relationships.  That’s why we’re on the…
emily
2nd August 2019
Campaign

Keep Sruthan House Open

Sruthan House, located in Dundalk Co. Louth, provides a vital respite service for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities. It is run by the HSE in partnership with the Irish Wheelchair Association. The centre provides twenty four hour respite care to both males and females aged 18 – 65 years…
emily
31st July 2019
Campaign

Sign the Petition: Equal Rights for Same Sex Parents

My wife Audrey and I have two beautiful daughters. Ava is 2 and her sister Arya is 3 months old. We did Reciprocal IVF which means we used Audrey's eggs to conceive and I carried the babies. It's also known as 'Shared Motherhood'. Audrey is their biological parent and I…
emily
31st July 2019
Campaign

Campaign: Keep Clare Bus in Clare!

Reverse the decision of the National Transport Authority to transfer the Clare-TCU to West-Limerick Why is this important? Clare-TCU is the office where local dispatchers take calls for bookings, who know where all our regular passengers are based. We have 16 years’ experience of delivering a flexible and fully accessible…
Sarah
14th May 2019