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CampaignNewsNews Update
28th July 2022

You’ve given us so much hope

From extreme weather to the rising cost of living, life feels pretty intense right now. That's why this week Uplift sent a special message to remind  our Uplift community continuously gives us all so much hope. There's much to be proud of. In the past week alone we stood together for…
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Solutions to the Cost of Living Crisis
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27th July 2022

Cost of Living Crisis: What Uplift members say

Fundamentally, we all want safe and healthy communities; to do right by our children and those in our lives who need care. However, we believe that government policies do not work for everyone and that this cost of living crisis is exposing the fractures that stand in the way of…
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14th July 2022

Petition-Starter Spotlight: Saving the Iveagh Gardens

It’s time again to shine a spotlight on one of our community’s petition-starters, and glean some useful tricks of the trade from their campaign work.  This time we’re talking to Pom, who started a petition to Save the Iveagh Gardens. Tell us about you and how the campaign started I’ve lived in…
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8th July 2022

The Digital Services Act: Shining a people-powered light on Big Tech’s black box

This week, the European Parliament officially voted on new sweeping rules for online safety, signalling a new era of accountability for Big Tech. This means massive social media and technology corporations that dominate our lives will have to follow rules putting people first, and not their profits.  In one of…
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25th May 2022

Our National Maternity Hospital

This day four years ago, we voted to change Ireland forever.   We repealed the eighth amendment by a landslide - breaking through the dam of misogyny and lighting the way for a new, more equal Ireland.  But win, there’s still so much left for us to do to make sure…
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Text says, 'To hope is to give yourself to the future - and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.' - Rebecca Solnit. Below is a hand stitching a broken heart together.
CampaignNewsNews Update
17th May 2022

A Dose of Hope

I know it's hard to feel hopeful at the moment So I want to remind you of our powerful community of people who rise to meet every challenge we face.  Uplift members from all over Ireland are leading on important campaigns, making headlines and holding decision-makers to account.  Our 340,000…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
13th May 2022

Petition-Starter Spotlight: Changing the law to protect working people

It’s time again to shine a spotlight on one of our community’s petition-starters, and glean some useful tricks of the trade from their campaign work.  This time we’re talking to Susie, who started a petition a few months ago calling on Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar to…
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Text says 'Have your say on the future of Irish forests'. Below is a pair of hands holding a tree.
CampaignNewsNews Update
10th May 2022

Our People-Powered Plan for Trees and Forests

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine launched a public consultation survey on the future of forests in Ireland.  We welcomed the opportunity to engage in the process of helping shape a new shared vision and develop a new strategy for trees and forests in Ireland. In preparation for…
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A group of activists dressed as nuns delivering a petition on the National Maternity Hospital
CampaignNewsNews Update
10th May 2022

Senior Counsel raises new questions over ownership and governance of the new National Maternity Hospital

Senior Counsel Stephen Dodd has reviewed the legal documents published by the HSE regarding the new National Maternity Hospital governance, structure and ownership. Counsel has very significant concerns having read the documents. There are a number of key concerns. The ownership of the National Maternity Hospitals buildings is to be…
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Text says, 'The minister must also explain why the Goverment would consider spending up to 1 billion euro on a critical piece of State health infrastructure only to gift it to a private company on the record as committed to upholding the Catholic values of the sisters of Charity - Dr. Peter Boylan
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3rd May 2022

Summary of legal opinion on CPO options of National Maternity Hospital

Expert legal counsel Stephen Dodd SC has scrutinised case law, legislation, the constitution, and has concluded that in the interest of the common good - the state is justified to CPO the land currently owned by the RSC. Senior Counsel’s opinion answers six key questions about a CPO of the…
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