• Rename Berkeley Library to Wilde Library
    We believe that the college ought to remove George Berkeley's name from the library as he was a supporter of both slavery and settler colonialism; and that Oscar Wilde ought to be given a more prominent role in the college due to his contributions to Trinity life, literature, and the history of LGBTQIA+ people. Berkeley was a slave owner, and he used the funds from his plantations to make profit for himself and organisations like Yale University. He wrote about his beliefs that slavery was an efficient way to Christianize Black people and that Indigenous Americans should be transported by force to missionary colleges in Bermuda. Oscar Wilde participated in many Trinity institutions like the Phil and the Foundation Scholarship while also contributing to the legacy of Dublin's relationship with Gothic literature and socially conscious theatre. He also advocated for social causes such as prison reform, gender equality, and, most famously, sexual freedom. Since Wilde deserves more formal recognition in the college (as it recognizes Beckett, Synge, and Swift) and Berkeley's name should not be given the respect it currently receives, changing the name of the library to the Wilde Library would significantly improve our campus and demonstrate Trinity's efforts towards making the college truly inclusive.
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  • Inchicore Library Community Space
    Our mental health is suffering for the lack of public community space. We have lost so much with the closing - Children's Saturday morning story time, The stitch n bitch, Film club, book club. Cathy Suffel the historian in residence talks, the fact that one never knows who is alive or dead because of the lack of community space
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    Created by Teresa O’Maille
  • Fix up Inchicore 1937 Public Library
    The local community in Inchicore have used the public library for generations since 1937. Now the Art Deco library needs refurbishment and a wheelchair access ramp built. The architects plan has been drawn up by DCC, but the tender has not been reissued after Covid. There may be alternative plans to convert the historic building into a tourist attraction - a possible social history museum, similar to EPIC. The library keys were handed over by the librarian to the DCC Dept of Property Development and Planning in January 2022. No one in the local community has been consulted about this. The local community are worried that they will lose access to this valuable community space. We are asking DCC to work with the local community on the future of the library, maintaining community access. The building has been empty for 2 years and is unheated. Refurbishment works are urgently needed before the Autumn wet weather sets in. The wheelchair access ramp has been fully designed - the tender just needs to be reissued by DCC.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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