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Improve public transport for people with a disability.This is an important issue for all to remove inequality for those with a disability when accessing public transport. Unequal access to transport limits a person greatly as transport can unlock a range of opportunities for an individual with it allowing ease of access to necessities in life such as education and employment. Irish Rail is failing to provide adequate accessible transport for all, with people with a disability facing many barriers when using train services. These include: • 4 hour notice required to Irish Rail for those who need assistance getting on and off a train; • Reliance on staff being present for use of a manual ramp to allow a passenger who needs assistance to get on and off the train; • Lifts being left broken in train stations for long periods of time; • Visual and sound aids on board not working. Other issues which were highlighted from respondents in a study mentioned in 'Transport Access For All 2012' include: • More space for wheelchair users and better toilets on board; • Automatic ramps so wheelchair users could board independently; • A pass in place of tickets for disabled people because it can be difficult standing in queues. • Signposting of wheelchair accessible routes. Improvements need to be made to allow ease of access for people with a disability. We need to lobby and have support from the public in order for these improvements to come into action. The needs of the disabled should not be over looked when considering transport and they need to be met by the Minister of Transport, Irish Rail and relating bodies. Inaccessible transport for those with a disability widens the gap of inequality in our Irish society. The current infrastructure in place for Irish Rail does not match up to the modern technology available in our world today. 4 hours notice and unreliable lifts need to be a thing of past. Improvements need to happen and need to happen now.
Kinsealy Court needs a Playground and Basketball CourtIt is important for the health and well being of the children in the area. We have a substantial amount of children under the age of eighteen in Kinsealy Court especially between the age's of 2-16yrs and the park has plenty of room to facilitate one. It will also help with keeping the children from playing on the road so much as there is a large volume of kids that play on the road on a daily basis. The closest playground to the estate is Holywell which is not an option as it's too far for the children to travel to.
Return to glass milk bottlesThe plant can not sustain our use of plastic. Plastic is a by product of fossil fuel which is not renewable. Our oceans are polluted by millions of tons of plastic which are nit recycled properly. With bin charges goin up on the general.public more and more plastic waste is finding its way to landfill and the seas. In order for our planet to survive we must return to the use of glass bottles..
Stronger legislation to prevent discrimination against mental health in workplacesIts important because anxiety and depression can affect one in 6 people. As one of them I want to be able to contribute positively to society. I want to be able to be able to work. I want to be able to work with an organisation where having anxiety does not mean I live in fear of loosing my job if my employer finds out. Or be discriminated from promotions or progressing in an organisation if they know I have anxiety. I want to fulfil my potential and be treated with dignity not with misunderstanding or stigma.
Bus Stop for Foxwood, Tesco, Carrig An Aird, Musgraves Business ParkThere are a significant amount of houses and businesses which would benefit from this simple bus route extension, approximately 1000 citizens and 3 major retail outlets. Housing Estates In Foxwood, there are 80 houses with 200 more planned. In Carrig An Aird there are 88 houses. With an average of 3 people per house, this is around 864 people who could avail of this service. Businesses The Range, Musgraves and Tesco have large retail outlets at this location. They would certainly benefit from having a bus route nearby. Future Planning There is a nursing home planned near the site of the Musgrave Business Park, which will likely house up to 250 older citizens. A bus route will be required for these citizens to get access to the city center. http://www.eplanning.ie/WaterfordCCC/AppFileRefDetails/17418/0 ACTION On behalf of the Residents Association of Foxwood, and all the businesses and residents in surrounding areas, we would like to petition the council and Bus Eireann to arrange a suitable bus stop extension to one or both the 601 and 603 bus routes. This will improved provide transport options for up to 1000 residents directly, and access to 3 major retail outlets in the area. It will also be of benefit to Bus Eireann, as they will gain extra business and provide better service to this part of the Waterford Community. In order to do this, we would like to gather support from the community in the form of signatures on a petition. The more names on the list, the higher the chances are we can get this bus route extension. Thanks for your support, together we can make this a great area for all citizens and businesses! Best Regards, Andrew Deegan Chairman of the Foxwood Residents Association, Waterford.
Rockfield Park needs a playgroundThere is a ready made ideal site for a playground in Rockfield Park, namely the now unused square surfaced with tarmac which used to serve as an all weather five-a-side. DCC intend re-greening this when it could serve as a ready made foundation for a playground. A properly secured playground would be a great amenity and would lead to a more widespread use of the park by the community
Open Tipperary Town Library on SaturdaysCurrent opening hours do not facilitate the working public- closed for an hour at lunch, closed Wednesdays and closed on saturdays. Huge money has been spent on the new facility recently opened in the Excel and the weekend footfall is huge. It’s a massive waste of a resource not to allow access on Saturdays.
Save TinakillyBased on original articles in the media, the plan is to build approx. 700+ houses in Tinakilly. Wicklow County Council has approved the first round of this development, for 271 houses which will be built in the fields to the right of Tinakilly avenue (going up the avenue). The fields to the left of Tinakilly avenue are also owned by the same consortium and are zoned for residential development. There is no doubt, that in the future, this consortium will also apply to build an additional significant number of houses here. The plans for the 271 houses involve a phase 1 of the Rathnew inner relief road development, which will run from Broomhall interchange (traffic lights) to half way up Tinakilly avenue. Phase 2 development of this road will connect to Newrath (approx back of Fiat garage) which will see Tinakilly avenue cut in half. This road will be a two lane carriageway with footpaths and cycle lanes on both sides. This major road artery will simply destroy the existing avenue. For years, Tinakilly has been an area of significant beauty and has been respected and enjoyed by the people of Rathnew and surrounding areas. The primary schools have enjoyed their nature walks here and continue to do so. It was described by the late Éamon de Buitléar as an area of outstanding, natural beauty and one of the finest examples of a sylvan avenue. The ecosystem will be destroyed. Fauna and flora will be wiped out. Some things are irreplaceable. The environs of Tinakilly are also home to two protected structures (Tinakilly House and Broadlough House), however, as the lands where once owned by Captain Robert Halpin, we feel the entire area should be considered as a protected landscape. There is already an abundance of proposed and existing houses developments that can cater for the demand of our village. The current population of Rathnew is approx. 3,500 and we are approaching max capacity in our brand new schools (Dec 2016). This development is not in the interest of the people of Rathnew. If you agree, please sign the petition.
Stop the ICBR Using Graphic ImagerySection 7 of the 1994 Public Order Act states: (1) It shall be an offence for any person in a public place to distribute or display any writing, sign or visible representation which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or being reckless as to whether a breach of the peace may be occasioned. (2) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both. The ICBR are targeting students other places in the city centre where people cannot avoid the images. These images are hugely disturbing and offensive, especially to those who have had miscarriages. The use of graphic imagery is to scare people out of being pro-choice. Furthermore, it punishes people who have had second or third trimester abortions. Second and third trimester abortions only occur in tragic circumstances, where there is a risk to health or life of the pregnant person, or where the foetus will not survive. In addition, the images are false. It's time to stop shouting "murder!", scaring the public and causing huge anxiety and pain. These images are offensive and should be illegal under Section 7 of the Public Order Act. Protect the people. Ban the use of emotive graphic imagery.
Full secularization of all Irish SchoolsHi, Ma name is Val. I'm an atheist. My son is an atheist too. At present there are absolutely no schools in Ireland for hundreds of thousands atheist children brought up by the atheist parents. In the primary school with a lot of effort we managed to escape most of the religious education through informal private agreement with the school authorities, however in the secondary school, which my son would have to go approximately within a year, he would be coerced/forced to attend compulsory religious classes in the form of Religious Education and/or Pastoral Care. I simply don't want my son to be religiously brainwashed in one way or another. Therefore, I petition to secularize all Irish schools, so all Irish children would be able to enjoy normal modern secular education in line with human evolution. All children in the world are born atheist, however then get brainwashed by society/community/education system into one religion or another. We should stop this practice and let our kids to grow free from any religious dogmas. Those parents who want to continue brainwashing their children should do it outside of our education system. Let's make all Irish schools completely free from any religious education!