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Hundreds call on Minister Stephen Donnelly to repeal the deal with the Sisters of Charity on the new National Maternity Hospital

Hundreds of Uplift members have sent messages to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and other speakers attending the Fianna Fáil Women’s Health Conference. They outlined what the approval of the Sisters of Charity’s involvement in the new National Maternity Hospital will actually mean for the future of women’s healthcare. Today…
Layla Wade
28th April 2022
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Campaigners tell Micheál Martin to ‘Wise Up’ and deliver a public and secular National Maternity Hospital

Today, campaigners dressed as Sr Michael from Derry Girls delivered a 10,000-strong petition to Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s constituency office in Cork City. Campaign group Uplift demanded that the new National Maternity Hospital be 100% public-owned, and guarantee reproductive healthcare free from religious influence. As the government is about to decide the fate…
Layla Wade
12th April 2022
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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
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Teenagers outside Facebook HQ call on the Government to keep them safe

Teenagers and supporters protested outside Facebook Headquarters in Dublin before marching to the Dáil to present an Open Letter calling on Ministers Catherine Martin and Robert Troy to lead on stronger rules to rein in Facebook and other social media corporations. The event was organised by Uplift following recent revelations that the tech giant deliberately hid…
Layla Wade
10th November 2021
Photo of a billboard with an image of bread and a period pad with price tags attached. Below says, 'You shouldn't have to choose.' Press Releases

A sliced pan or period products? Billboard planted outside Minister Stephen Donnelly’s local shop sends message about period poverty

After the Minister for Health spent months stalling on announcing measures to end period poverty, members of the campaigning community Uplift, who care deeply about the issue, sent him a reminder he can’t ignore. The billboard in Greystones illustrates the reality of period poverty for tens of thousands of menstruating…
Alex Barton
2nd November 2021
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