• End gender segregation in Irish schools
    Please add your signature if want to see a change in attitudes among our young people, if you want to see the equality of genders, and if you care about eliminating aggression and violence against girls, women, and our LGBTQI+ friends.
    176 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Louise G
  • Make Schools Safe in Ireland
    Schools in Ireland are not safe for children or staff. The only safety measures in primary schools are hand sanitiser and open the window. The children and staff are absolutely freezing, but the windows must stay open to try to ventilate the overcrowded classrooms. We need HEPA filtration. Government must put safety measures into schools to keep everyone safe from airborne COVID. We need: · Proper contact tracing for schools - pupils and staff · Close contacts referred for PCR test, not Antigen tests · Masks for everyone, who can wear one · HEPA air filtration installed in every school room · Reduced numbers in classrooms, to allow for social distancing Teachers, Principals, SNAs and Parents want safe schools for children in Ireland. Please sign to show your support and ask your friends to sign too. Thank you.
    2,349 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Voice for Teachers
  • Keep Scoil Naomh Padraig for our Rural Community
    1. Reducing the catchment area of the school makes it very unlikely that it will ever be increased again. 2. The school is a crucial part of local community life. 3. This school has served these local townlands for generations and in the hardest times, people worked hard to keep it open for all. 4. This change has a detrimental impact to the local community. No consideration has been given to this fact - no consultation or engagement with the broader community...the same community who fought to keep the school open when it was on the brink of closure throughout the years. 5. Parents no longer have a realistic option for co-ed schooling for their children once the townlands in which they live have been excluded from the admissions policy of Knocknasna NS. You should sign this petition if: - You are a parent of a child from any of the excluded town lands. - You are a parent of a child from Knocknasna. The school has always been central to the wider community and it is in all our interests to maintain that community spirit. - You are a past pupil and you want to protect the school for those coming after you. - You care about rural community and you want to prevent the erosion of rural life.
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    Created by Friends of Knocknasna
  • Support Youth Demands for Climate Justice
    The more young people who sign in support, the more we can pressure our decision makers to implement these demands.
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    Created by Theresa Rose Sebastian
  • Reopen YouthReach in Iveragh, Southwest Kerry
    SW Kerry needs more services for young people facing challenges, not less. YouthReach was run successfully for 20 years, so it can be done. As a community we embrace all our young people and wish them the same opportunities as their urban counterparts. Life can be a very bumpy path and if a young person hits a 'life bump' in their teens they deserve all the support a community can give. Access to education is a fundamental human right for everyone. Mainstream schools do not suit everyone, people need a second option.
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    Created by Lucy Henehan
  • Scrap JobBridge 2.0
    Under the new Work Placement Experience Programme, bosses are able to get free labour, with workers only receiving €3.43 an hour paid by the taxpayer. Not only does this undermine wages and conditions for existing workers, it blocks the creation of actual paid jobs by incentivising companies to use free labour instead. Instead of this exploitation, we need public investment in a green jobs programme, creating decent, secure jobs building carbon-neutral homes, providing healthcare and education and improving other public services. Such a programme should also involve expanding genuine paid apprenticeship schemes, and opening up education by making it free to all.
    1,513 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by ScamBridge Campaign Picture
  • Practical Cooking Classes For Every Child in the School Curriculum
    No Irish child, boy or girl should leave school without being able to cook for themselves. Otherwise, we are undeniably, failing in our duty of care to our young people. When you teach someone how to cook, you give them a gift that will forever enhance their lives. Our food choices affect our energy, vitality, ability to concentrate. Food affects our mental and physical health and is at the heart of the fight to tackle the climate crisis.
    3,830 of 4,000 Signatures
    Created by Darina Allen
  • Support the Integrated Education Bill
    Only 7.5% of schools here are integrated schools - bringing together children from all backgrounds - Catholic, Protestant and other. All integrated schools here have been fought for and demanded by parents. But this bill could really change things. It would ensure that every new school opened in Northern Ireland from now on is integrated. And it would strengthen the Department for Education's legal duty, requiring the Minister to be held to account for their performance in promoting integrated education. But some parties want to water the bill down. If we flood the consultation with responses, we can make sure that doesn't happen. Photo: Belfast Live
    660 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Nicola Browne
  • Scrap the CAO system
    Apart from the stress that the system is putting on young adults, it's also a system that is not rewarding them justly or preparing them adequately for life after school
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    Created by Alex Barton
  • 24 Hour Contact Tracing Helpline for Schools
    A full-time helpline should be established to take the burden off school leaders who are left hanging on helplines for hours. As restrictions are eased, and parents return to the office/workplace, contact tracing for school children must become more efficient. This will protect vulnerable parents and children. It will also decrease absenteeism in both schools and workplaces. https://www.independent.ie/news/calls-for-establishment-of-dedicated-covid-19-contact-tracing-helpline-for-schools-40828813.html
    3 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Julie Connelly
  • Support Stamp 3 Visa Holders to Access Employment in Ireland
    What is Stamp 3 visa? Stamp 3 visa is a type of residence permit that states people cannot work or engage in business, trade, or profession. This type of stamp is issued to spouses and children of general work employment permit holders as well as spouses of Non-EEA PhD students in Ireland. Why is this important to us? As skilled immigrants in Ireland we would like to be treated with equality to access employment and contribute to the economy of Ireland. This can only be achieved by removing the obstacles that we have to go through to be considered for employment in Ireland. What can you do to help? We request for your support to petition the Irish government to allow spouses & children of general work employment permit holders and spouses of PhD students to access employment without the requirement of applying for a separate work permit. Useful resources: https://reformstamp3.webador.ie/ http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/inis/pages/registration-stamps https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/ http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Family%20Reunification%20Policy%20Document.pdf/Files/Family%20Reunification%20Policy%20Document.pdf https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/Employment-Permits-FAQs-2020.pdf https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Employment-Permit-Eligibility/Immigration-Employment-Permits/
    316 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Reform Stamp 3
  • Unlock access to education for migrant youth
    Our migrant young people have so much to contribute to Irish life, but some find that even though they are legally resident, they are unable to access SUSI grants because they don't have the 'right' type of immigration permission to qualify under SUSI's nationality criteria. In practice this means that young migrants face exorbitant international fees when they apply for college or university unless they can secure one of a small number of scholarship places. This effectively locks some migrant young people out of accessing higher education and following their career dreams.
    289 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Fiona Hurley