• Save Dingle's Iconic Cinema!
    Please help the residents and friends of the Dingle Peninsula secure the future of Dingle’s landmark Phoenix Cinema, which is up for sale. The Friends of the Phoenix Cinema are working to secure the future of the building for use as not only a cinema but community theatre, arts centre and festival venue. Dingle town is currently lacking any of these community amenities. Please help us to create a vibrant beating heart to bring life to the arts and cinema in Dingle. We are requesting support in our fundraising from Minister Heather Humphreys TD and the Department of Justice, Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, to allocate funding to provide investment to support rural renewal and assist in the regeneration of rural communities, including enhancement of heritage and/or other community assets including the provision/enhancement of recreational or leisure facilities, on the Dingle Peninsula. Please sign our petition and help us #SaveThePhoenixDingle
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    Created by Ionad Phoenix
  • Save Richmond Road Studios
    The disintegration of of Dublin’s cultural scene is a palpable presence in many peoples lives both in and outside of the creative industries. It’s the rental crisis, it’s the cost of living, it’s the disappearance of voices, it’s the endless hustling juggle of trying to keep the disintegration at bay, it’s knowing that there are bigger and constantly unfolding emergencies in our collective daily experience. Dublin has been plundered of its creative spaces for years. Richmond Road Studios is one of the last remaining unfunded and non-profit studios, originating from a time when Dublin was literally bursting to the seams with affordable studios. We are now in receivership and have been given notice. Are we really ok with what our city is becoming? We might have no central heating, and our building can rattle and leak, but it is ours. And we want to stay, and have nowhere else to go. Help us, because what our city is becoming is not ok. We have been extremely lucky to have received a substantial amount of free legal advice since we went into receivership on the 8th of February. However, our legal situation is complex due to a number of factors. We would like to raise money to cover our legal costs in order to properly employ and remunerate those who have been so generous with their time, in order to fight for our studio. Dublin City Council has agreed unanimously to assist us in exploring how they can support the provision of a space for Richmond Road Studio members. But donating to this GoFundMe campaign will allow us to continue to fight for the livelihoods of 20 artists through buying us time to secure a permanent resolution for the studios with the support of Dublin City Council. As mentioned above, this is a far wider issue than just our studio. This is each and every one of us, living in this city, who deserves to experience a city that is rich in culture, in all forms. So help us save our studio, and in so doing, help us change the narrative of a city that is in the midst of a cultural crisis that is gutting our spaces from under us. https://gofund.me/c0ffe468 Update: We have succeeded in securing four months notice rather than the six months that we had hoped for. However we are not done yet! We want Dublin City Council to honour their commitment to look into purchasing our building for us, and failing that to support us in finding an alternative space.
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    Created by Maeve Brennan
  • Theatre for Tramore
    People powered campaigns are the best for delivering for their own communities, join to enrich the culture of our hometown.
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    Created by Una Dunphy
  • Kick Aramark out of National Gallery of Ireland
    The decision to award this contract is distressing. Aramark is an American corporation that operates three Direct Provision centres for the State in Cork, Clare and Westmeath and are commercially interested in prison system in the US prison system. The National Gallery of Ireland has awarded catering services to a corporation that is regularly criticised for its treatment of those in the asylum system and its profiteering off the misery of refugees. Even more repugnant is how the Gallery management have handled this. The National Gallery has warned staff to ‘think hard’ about their protest, and even withdrew agreed funding from student artists who took a stand against the Gallery management’s decision, trying to censor their criticisms. Will you stand in solidarity and amplify the acts of protest by signing this petition? Read more about TENDER, an art project by Art in the Contemporary World students at NCAD here: https://dublininquirer.com/2022/05/11/when-the-national-gallery-hired-aramark-to-run-its-cafe-a-group-of-art-students-changed-course-to-react
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    Created by Layla Wade
  • SAVE THE TRIPOD CRANE
    Treasure it above a sea of cars which could move to other locations and allow our Quays flourish as public places for people to enjoy.
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    Created by Una Dunphy
  • Support Independent Booksellers across Ireland
    Independent booksellers across Ireland are the backbone to our communities. They enable us to discover, learn, play and escape. We all cherish the feeling of holding a fresh book in your hands and getting lost in the back of a bookshop, discovering hidden gems. The benefit of local booksellers to Irish communities extend far beyond trade - they are hubs of politico, socio-cultural importance. Increasingly, the existence of independent bookshops is threatened by massive profit-making online bookshops like Amazon. As another independent bookshop is forced to shut its doors, we show solidarity by supporting independent booksellers and bookshops.
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    Created by Layla Wade
  • Play more Irish music and artists on the radio
    Radio plays an important role in introducing listeners to new music and artists. Each licensed station should be required to devote a minimum 20% percent of its weekly music broadcasting to Irish artists. Both Canada & France have policies in place to ensure their homegrown talent is given their fair share of airplay. Let's do the same for our own amazing artists! "Just do it, every fourth song has to be from an Irish act. It wouldn’t kill people and it wouldn’t make people turn off." Dave Fanning. “Irish radio will not play enough Irish records and I just don’t understand it. How can we break a new act if our own radio stations won’t play our own acts?" Louis Walsh. Canadian content requirements for music on Canadian radio: https://crtc.gc.ca/Eng/cancon/r_cdn.htm
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    Created by Rory McDonald
  • Save Portobello
    Portobello in Dublin is a known landmark for skaters. It is a public safe space for everyone to use and enjoy and is a very popular skate spot and has been since the early 2000’s. Its crucial for the area and Dublin alike. It’s been used for skate competitions, young and old skaters alike to gain skill and for people to simply just enjoy the beautiful willow trees by the canal on a sunny day. There is currently barricades up, blocking access to this haven as another proposed hotel is once again attempting to force the original culture out of Dublin to make way for more greed, money and financial gain. This is unacceptable. People skate to free their mind; this in turn helps with their mental health (which we all know is still a huge problem in Ireland that is not being tackled correctly) and socialise with people (which is needed now more than ever with the state of current affairs the last 2 years) and make friends outdoors in a safe environment. Public toilets are needed there, not Garda patrols and closure. They’re proposing to block access to this necessary space for 2 years, but who knows when it will be available again. So I’m writing this to appeal to you, your friends, your partners and anyone else who you know who has fallen in love with and shares a passion for skating to raise much needed awareness on this wreckless, senseless act, to save Portobello and not leave the vultures win with taking over more space to make more money to ruin a city that should belong to its people. Please share this petition and sign it and let’s together save Portobello skate spot! Thank you. Peace and love.
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    Created by Jaime Noonan
  • Open Call To The Irish Government, The BAI & Irish Radio Broadcasters to Support Domestic Artists
    We need to safeguard the domestic Irish musicians, bands and artists within the music industry through a difficult time during Covid. This is an open call to the Irish Government, the BAI & Irish Radio Broadcasters to support domestic artists by allocating more airtime to them on the radio. If Irish Radio continues exporting the majority of royalties to International artists during such a harrowing time in our history - it will equate to our domestic artists suffering even more hardship, some having to give up music careers altogether. We ask Minister Martin, those in power within the Irish government, the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) and those who work in Radio Broadcasting to consider allocating more airplay and heavy rotation to our domestic artists to safeguard their careers in such a financial crisis for them, with gigs being cancelled and their music and arts scene being one of the worst affected industries during covid.
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  • Protect the Limerick Greenway
    The Limerick Greenway, which opened in July and cost €10M euros, is now the most successful greenway in Ireland with over 250K visitors already. The greenway traverses a green plain under Rooskagh Hill. This region has huge potential for tourism and could create a multiple of the estimated 200 jobs created in Mayo on the back of their fabulous greenway. It is similar in size to Limerick and visitor numbers are comparable. A dual carriageway through the plain and the greenway will stunt any further growth in amenities and jobs. We believe Limerick County Council; Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department of Transport have chosen it not because it is the best route to alleviate traffic congestion in and around Newcastle West but purely because they think that it is achievable in the time frame that they must spend the funds promised and also allows them to circumvent future restrictions from the EU in relation to climate control. We want to raise awareness of this flawed decision and try and reverse it before it is too late. The process to date has evolved side by side with the Covid pandemic and the authorities have been able to move swiftly without entertaining any real democratic questioning. Zoom calls with pre-prepared scripts has been the order of the day. The whole planning, implementation and engagement of this process has been rushed and expedited. Most local politicians appear to be repeating the same mantra as the council and there is a clear democratic deficit here. It is left up to ordinary citizens to voice their concern through the media and other channels such as this petition. https://www.facebook.com/protectlimerickgreenway [email protected]
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  • Keep Chapters Bookshop Open in Dublin
    Because Dublin needs a proper bookshop, one with a huge range of titles and a massive secondhand section to spend hours browsing in!
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    Created by Alan Myler
  • A WORLD WITHOUT WAR
    82% of the Irish people support neutrality in all its aspects.
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    Created by Margaretta Darcy