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18th February 2021

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…
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15th February 2021

Fighting for Public Access to Online Local Council meetings

In the current situation we are living through, so many things have changed - and local governance is one. In the current situation we are living through, so many things have changed - and local governance is one. Unfortunately, many Uplift members were blocked in accessing their local council meetings…
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29th January 2021

Connecting Struggles: The Story of UpSkill 2020

Uplift is a community of people who speak truth to power. We take thousands of actions every day on hundreds of different campaigns: for our climate, homes, healthcare, equality and other social issues that affect our everyday lives.  The problems we face -  as people trying to make the world…
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26th January 2021

George Nkencho and Elaiki: where do we go from here?

Rest in peace George Nkencho and Elaiki. We wish their family and loved ones as much rest and rejuvenation as possible.  As the shock from the murder of George and Elaiki settles, we are left with many questions. How do we interact and operate with the institutions that we answer…
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21st January 2021

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.…
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15th January 2021

Behind the walls of the housing industry

Greedy property developers have been dealt two big blows at the end of 2020 thanks to thousands of us taking co-ordinated action together. Glenveigh Homes didn’t get their hands on our precious public land at Oscar Traynor Road and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien listened to us and banned cramped…
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15th January 2021

Separate Church and State

Searching through our database of Uplift campaigns that members have set up, we wanted to take the lead from our members ahead of writing a blog around campaigning to separate the church and state. We came across these campaigns - some of many others.  We think this list says enough…
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7th December 2020

Here’s what we’ve been up to (spoiler: we’re winning)

We’re drawing close to the end of 2020 and the holiday season is around the corner. It’s a great time to reflect on the year - which has been a rollercoaster, to say the least - but it’s heartening to head into 2021 on a wave of people-powered action. In…
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6th November 2020

People power in action #RepealTheSeal

The decision by this government to seal the records of over 60,000 people who had been institutionalised or forced into adoption by Mother and Baby homes was a shocking moment for so many of us. In the weeks previous, people had been emailing politicians and those who had faced abuse…
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4th November 2020

Putting ‘action’ into the Climate Action bill

Over the last few months, we’ve been busy focusing on the Climate Action Bill,  making sure we as Uplift members are influencing the Bill every step of the way. As the bill will shortly move to the next stage - it’s time we take stock of everything we’ve done together…
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