NewsNews Update
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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NewsNews Update
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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NewsNews UpdateUncategorised
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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NewsNews Update
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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NewsNews Update
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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NewsNews UpdateUncategorised
22nd October 2020

Hope in the dark

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.”  Through the shelter of each other, people survive. - Old Irish Proverb It’s become a bit of a cliché to say that we’re living in unsettling and unprecedented times. We’re facing a second wave of the virus that has upended many of…
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NewsNews Update
24th August 2020

Uplift COVID-19: Member Survey Results

It’s so hard to make sense of COVID-19. When we sat down at the start of 2020 to plan what we thought our big priorities would be this year - defending ourselves and our communities against a pandemic certainly wasn’t at the top of anyone’s list.  That’s why in the…
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CampaignNews Update
8th August 2020

“Trading Away Our Rights & Environment” the potential impact of the EU Mercosur Trade Deal 

The EU is about to finalise a trade deal with several Southern American countries called the EU Mercosur Trade Deal. There’s a lot to be worried about from this dodgy trade deal. Farmers’ livelihoods decimated as big business push for more cheap beef to be fast-tracked into Europe; large scale…
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CampaignNews Update
6th August 2020

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…
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CampaignNews Update
6th August 2020

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…
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