• Refund Student Fees 2020/21
    Across Ireland, students are struggling to adapt to online learning. Even those with decent broadband and working computers are reporting difficulty keeping up and paying attention. Pre-recorded lectures with little interaction leave lecturers seeming even less approachable than before, courses which previously had time allocated to practical sessions now have significantly less or none at all. All of this, on top of the loneliness that students are facing as they remain isolated from their peers, has resulted in a massive decline in the quality of our education. We are left feeling like we are paying for the opportunity to teach ourselves. This is unacceptable. All this when the Republic of Ireland has the highest student contribution fee in the EU, with our peers in the North paying even more. The current measures that have been taken by the government to aid this situation, the free laptop scheme and €250 refund, are welcome but simply not enough. Students who paid for accommodation, only to learn that all their classes would online, deserve better. Students who are teaching themselves and feel as if they’re attending “YouTube University” deserve better. Students without strong broadband who are forced to rely on mobile data deserve better. Many of the facilities that our fees are supposed to be paying for are closed, while we still pay the same amount as last year. We demand a full refund of fees this year, and that the Department of Further and Higher Education begin to seriously consider the abolition of tuition fees. Education is a human right, and it’s high time it is treated as such. After signing this petition please share your online learning story with #WhatAmIPayingFor, and don’t forget to tag Simon Harris, Micheál Martin, the Department of Further and Higher Education and your local TDs! After you've done that, we encourage you to join catuireland.org, a tenant & community action union that's taking on landlords who are taking the piss. Finally, we're organising an open Zoom meeting to discuss further campaigns, actions and occupations that can take place to fight for our fees. Join us on the 3rd of December at 6 pm here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceCorz4rGdcVB0A01oKRAGT6wtOte2Hj
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  • Bodyke NS Needs a Parking Solution
    With no designated parking area, parents and teachers must pull up onto the footpath to drop and pick up from school. An increasing volume and speed of traffic on the Bodyke-Limerick road, makes the situation as it currently stands dangerous for all and we would ask that this matter be taken with the urgency it deserves. Off-road parking and a safe turning area near the school are urgently required. Clare County Council and Clare TDs have been asked to look at how this might be made possible. Local community support is hugely valuable and we would urge you to sign this petition and help draw attention to this local issue.
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  • MAKE SCHOOLS COVID19 SAFE
    You, the Department of Education have a duty of care for the safety & protection of our children & school staff. Parents and school staff were promised “protection measures” yet none are in place. Now at level 5, there are still no safety measures and schools are reporting that when a positive case is in a classroom, they are unable to get hold of HSE and have no guidance only to get on with it and continue with positive cases within the class. NOT ACCEPTABLE.
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  • Fairness for CAO reapplicants
    To ensure that 20,201 cao applicants applying on the basis of points from previous years don't miss out on college places due to grade inflation.
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  • Support E-learning for kids during a pandemic
    Keep our kids safe, keep ourselves safe so we can keep our Ireland safe!!!
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    Created by Yana Wang
  • Allow parents the option of sending their child to school in tracksuit or uniform
    Families were assured that their voices would be heard. And that they would be involved in the decision making when it comes to school uniform /tracksuit
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    Created by PA Castlemartyr
  • Reinstate Castlemartyr National School Parents association
    Because parents are legally entitled to a parents association
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  • East Cork Secondary School Crisis
    Children's Mental Health & Well being is being impacted by the failure of the Department of Education and Skills to ensure adequate places are available. This is a situation which will continue to get worse over the coming years
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    Created by Eileen McCarthy
  • Solar for School - Releasing our Potential Energy
    We would like to raise environmental awareness, enable schools to generate their own green energy, with the ultimate goal of making all schools in the country energy positive and carbon neutral to help Ireland reach our commitments
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  • Waste at School.
    To keep schoolbag and books free from spilled drinks, yogurt, smoothies, etc.,
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  • Promote Inclusivity and End Discrimination in Education
    This is very important as in education, in Ireland many students have witnessed quite a lot discrimination from teachers and students out of ignorance or due to their lack of understanding of different cultures. For example during my secondary education, teachers would often discourage students of an immigrant background from doing higher level subjects because they believed that these students were not capable of doing as well as their Irish classmates, therefore limiting their capacity of achieving greatness due to their ethnicity. This had an effect on countless students leading their self confidence to decrease which had a detrimental effect on their mental health and their academic performance. Students are often very uneducated about racial issues and discrimination. As a result of this they can be quite insensitive towards students who are different. This is a very important issue that needs a lot of attention to be able to stop it.
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  • Mental health and wellbeing in schools for children
    It is the most important thing in life it would reduce all of the issues across the bored if we are are going to fight for mental health we should start with the younger generations we need to give them tools to help others and help themselves it is fundamental to have something in our shcools at a young age
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    Created by Sarah Jane Kinsella