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MyUpliftNewsNews Update
31st August 2023

Defending Democracy: Maynooth University’s Struggle for Transparent Governance

Democracy is all about making sure things are fair, everyone's ideas count, and representative voices are heard. Recently, Maynooth University found itself in a bit of a situation regarding the institution's commitment to democratic values. The university's decision to replace the democratic election process for staff representatives on the Governing…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
24th July 2023

The fight for nature

Great news for nature! The Nature Restoration Law is continuing on its path to becoming law and it is largely thanks to Uplift members taking action. Over a year ago the EU Commission introduced the Nature Restoration Law. It represents an attempt by the EU Commission to halt and reverse…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
29th June 2023

Our Submission to The Citizens’ Assembly on Drug Use

Introduction  Earlier this year a Citizens' Assembly on Drugs Use was established to consider the legislative process, policy, and operational changes Ireland could make to significantly reduce the harmful impacts of illicit drugs on individuals, families, communities, and wider Irish society. Uplift welcomed the opportunity to engage in the process…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
28th June 2023

The Power of Local Movements: A victory for accessibility on college campus in Clare

We know that when enough of us come together in our local communities we can make change happen, local movements is what keep us going. Like recently, when 950 of us got behind Uplift member Ciara’s petition, “Make Clonroad Campus Accessible to All!”. With support from her colleagues and her…
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CampaignNewsNews UpdateTraining
5th May 2023

How to start a petition

Petitions are an effective way to bring attention to important issues and encourage people to take action. By gathering signatures and showing support, a petition can create change and make a difference in the world. You can explore how to open a petition using MyUplift platform here.   Step 1:…
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CampaignHousingNewsNews Update
13th April 2023

Have you received an eviction notice? Here’s what to do next

The recent lifting of the no-fault eviction ban by the government has left thousands of people with or about to receive notices to quit all over Ireland. Uplift members are pushing for the ban to be reinstated immediately, but here’s some practical advice on what to do next if you…
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NewsNews Update
6th April 2023

Results of our Member Survey 2023

This is what you said in our Member Survey 2023: Uplift gives ordinary people across Ireland the opportunity to work together to make an extraordinary difference in so many ways.  We come from different walks of life and experience life in different ways - but what brings us together is…
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Should Citi stop funding fossil fuel?
CampaignFossil fuel financeNewsNews Update
30th March 2023

Citibank: Stopping fossil fuel finance

  Welcome to our Citibank campaign blog page.  A safe and healthy environment is something our Uplift community cares deeply about. Uplift members have campaigned and won on many environmental issues such as recycling, holding our government to their word and protecting water from privatisation. Thats why its such a…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
13th March 2023

Uplift’s People Powered Forest

Welcome to Uplift's People-Powered Forest News Update Blog March 2023: We are very excited to share the good news that our second people-powered forest has been planted. With spring here and the temperatures warming up, last weekend Uplift members were busy putting all our trees in the ground.   Thanks…
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CampaignGlyphosateNewsNews Update
8th March 2023

Our people-powered submission on pesticides

Public consultation on the EU Commissions proposal for a Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation Our submission on the use of pesticides: here. Our community really cares about wildlife, biodiversity and the health of our soil and water. We want to have our voices heard on the chemicals are sprayed on…
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