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
CampaignNewsNews Update
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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Title says, 'Greater than Fear', above a heart with the colours of the LGBTQ+ flag
NewsNews Update
2nd May 2022

Together we are greater than fear

"Together we are greater than fear" This is the message that our community sent to people across the country with our full-page ad in the Irish Examiner, together with the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR), LGBT Ireland and The Rowan Trust. Last month, the devastating murders of Aidan Moffitt and…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
5th April 2022

A life-changing win on Disability Personal Assistance hours

This is such a proud moment for our community. When we take action together, we make a real difference to people’s lives. Only months ago, Daniel started his petition on MyUplift for the Personal Assistance (PA) hours he needs in order to live. He faced “a living nightmare” of the threat of…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
1st April 2022

Uplift’s vision for improving abortion care in Ireland

Uplift members have taken action on issues of health and gender equality, amongst other issues, for many years. One of the key defining values of Uplift is deep democracy, and members engage in deep listening and engagement at times of public consultation.  As a community, we welcomed the opportunity to…
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A screenshot of Dr. Peter Boylan beside images of a march, a newspaper ad, news headlines and a graph related to a public and secular National Maternity Hospital
CampaignNewsNews Update
23rd March 2022

Getting organised locally around the National Maternity Hospital

As a community, we’ve long fought to keep our National Maternity Hospital public and secular. We’ve built a massive petition, marched in the streets, emailed and called politicians, paid for legal advice, public opinion polls and newspaper ads. You can read all about that in our blog here Our best…
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Text says, 'Local Ukraine Refugee Solidarity Groups in Ireland'. Below are a pair of hands holding blue and yellow hearts and the Uplift logo
CampaignNewsNews Update
23rd March 2022

Find a local Ukraine refugee solidarity group in Ireland

Are you looking to join or set up a local group organising support for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland? Find your local Ukraine Refugee Solidarity Group Start a group for your area if there isn't one already Most of us believe that in hard times, we should show up for…
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