• Save Coolroe Meadows Roundabout
    Dont allow increased traffic and increased speed through Coolroe Meadows/Greenfields Estate. Say NO to removal of pedestrian crossing and splitting estate in two.
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    Created by John M Daly
  • Save the Mangala
    Our beloved Mangala is a unique area of woodland in the heart of Douglas. It's an area of natural beauty and is full of biodiversity including many protected species. The destruction of natural habitats and mature woodland is not acceptable. The Mangala is also of huge historical importance because of its close connection with Morough Mills. The Mangolds, locally called Mangles, that gave it its name were grown there to be used in the mills. The woods is a haven that generations of us have enjoyed and continue to do so. The people of Douglas won't stand for this. We won't allow the destruction of OUR Mangala
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    Created by Nina O'Neill
  • Install Solar Panels in all Irish Schools
    We, the undersigned, call on Education Minister Norma Foley to Install solar panels in every school in Ireland to meet climate change targets. Solar energy can deliver many benefits to schools and wider society. Opting for a renewable source of energy can deliver significant savings to schools. [1] Solar energy has the least negative impact on the environment: it does not produce greenhouse gases, noise pollution or waste. [2][3] Installing solar panels in schools would also reduce demand on the national grid, making us less vulnerable to blackouts. [4] Solar energy in schools reduces dependence on fossil fuels, giving certainty as to the availability of electricity for schools. [5] NOTES [1] https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/benefits-residential-solar-electricity [2] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0196890404000160 [3] https://blogthinkbig.com/a-few-of-the-lesser-known-benefits-of-solar-energy [4] https://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2014/09/7-benefits-of-using-solar-energy [5] https://ecoplexenergy.ie/9-advantages-of-solar-energy/
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    Created by Patrick R.
  • No to the Hightown Incinerator: Stop the legal challenge
    In March 2022 former Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon refused permission for the planning application for a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility and waste incinerator at Hightown Quarry, beside North Belfast. The planning decision was made following over 5,000 objections submitted by the local community, and a wide range of political representatives from MPs to Councillors. It will increase the market for waste disposal and discourage recycling. Waste technology, waste composition and recycling policies had all moved on since the project was first conceived 15 years ago, and it should be abandoned once and for all - not blindly pursued with public money. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-60893249 The planning refusal followed a long running campaign by the No-Arc21 group who represent residents around the Mallusk, North Belfast and South Antrim areas, who are opposed to the controversial project. This planning application was refused by a previous Environment Minister Mark Durkan, and successfully challenged in the Courts by No- Arc21. There is comprehensive and widespread political opposition to the project from all political Parties in South Antrim and beyond. Alternative do exist and if this Incinerator goes ahead it will reduce recycling and result in millions of tonnes of CO2 being emitted and accelerating climate change. This challenge is a flagrant waste of public money and resources can be better targeted to increase recycling to 70% by 2030 as per the Climate Change targets on Waste Management. During the current inflationary pressures that many households and workers are facing at present, councils should not be wasting more money on a legal case which questions local Ministerial powers to make such decisions. Over £20 million has been spent on the "Waste Monster" to date, how many pot holes, hospital beds, pay rises for key workers etc. could have been sorted in the over eight years of this white elephant. Bin the Burner
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    Created by Colin Buick
  • Stop Live Export!
    Long-distance journeys cause unnecessary suffering to animals. They can become exhausted, sick and injured, hungry, dehydrated and stressed, having to cope with high temperatures and humidity and extensive periods in cramped, filthy conditions, sometimes with little or no food and water. Every year thousands of young bulls are exported to countries outside the EU including Turkey, Libya, Lebanon and Morocco. As if that wasn’t bad enough this year new markets have been sought and shipments have gone to Jordan and Egypt. A trade deal with Israel has also been ageed for cattle and sheep. THIS IS GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION! These are all countries with no or minimal animal welfare regulations in place and appalling standards, particularly at slaughter. These bulls are subjected to unimaginable suffering, crammed into hot, filthy vessels for up to two weeks, usually just to be slaughtered in a brutal manner shortly after arrival at their destination. Slaughter methods in these destination countries include slashing tendons, stabbing in the eyes, being strung up by a rear leg, multiple slashes at the throat, being hit over the head with poles, all whilst fulling conscious and in front of other animals. The slaughterhouse workers have a lack of education, and training, lack of facilities, there is no vet present and there is little in the way of legislation. Street slaughter is common. We are calling for the Minister to ban export to all countries outside the EU that do not share our welfare standards, both in documented legislation and in practice. You can find out more about the industry here: https://www.ethicalfarmingireland.com/live-export/
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  • Keep Emo Court Free
    Emo Park is a wonderful free amenity for the Irish people. It was gifted to the state for this purpose. New and worrying developments are now taking place which include fencing and padlocks. This is sealing off beautiful open areas which were previously free for all to access and enjoy. The natural beauty of Emo Park is being destroyed by these developments which appear to have the ultimate aim of charging for entry.
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    Created by Oonagh Woodward
  • Fairer Carbon Tax System
    Carbon taxing ordinary families will not help us achieve our climate goals, they only penalize families who cannot afford to make their home more energy efficient. Instead, reform the carbon taxing system to hit big polluters' wallets.
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    Created by Patrick Ryan-O'Brien
  • Earth Day Petition from Irish Doctors for the Environment
    The latest UN commissioned report on climate change has issued a code red for humanity. Our window for acting is rapidly closing. Please include your IMC registration number.
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    Created by Derek Cawley
  • Keep Ireland LNG Free
    Keep Ireland LNG Free Petition Renewable energy is the future and Ireland has taken major steps towards a cleaner, greener future by banning fracking and new offshore drilling licences for fossil fuels. As thousands of communities around the world, scientists and our own government agree, it doesn’t make sense to support major new oil and gas infrastructure which could lock us into fossil energy for 30 - 40 years and damage our ability to fulfil our climate action commitments. But right now, ignoring public sentiment and government resolve [1], fossil fuel companies are planning to build multiple Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, a particularly climate-damaging fossil fuel, on the Irish coast, including in Kerry [2], Cork, Mayo and Louth [3]. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=11LDz8VwM-XVKenh_1CGNZJahCrZPtfc&usp=sharing?showEmbed=true These companies will continue to seek ways to side step and undermine our national efforts for a fossil free future [4]. We need to stop them once and for all by passing legislation against LNG infrastructure, the new LNG Free Bill. When we take action together, we take leaps towards a healthy planet. Working in solidarity achieved a nationwide ban on offshore drilling - let's do it again and Keep Ireland LNG free! What is LNG and why is it so dangerous? Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is fossil gas which has been turned into a liquid to be transported around the world on tankers. At every stage of its production it leaks methane, making it hugely climate-damaging [5]. On a full life-cycle basis, it is as devastating for the climate as coal or oil [6]. LNG is often obtained by fracking, which we banned in Ireland because of its appalling environmental and health impacts - including birth defects, respiratory disease and increased cancer rates in local communities [7]. However, if LNG infrastructure was developed in Ireland, we would be unable to control whether gas arriving in Ireland is fracked or not. LNG terminals could also cause significant health impacts and even risk to life for Irish communities due to air pollution and potential gas leaks and explosions [8]. Increasing our nation’s reliance on LNG fossil fuel energy will further expose us to energy insecurity and price rises, deepening the cost of living crisis. The most secure source of energy for the future is indigenous renewables supported by storage [9]. Renewables are already cheaper than fossil fuels [10] and LNG would threaten investment in renewables by flooding the market with dirty energy [11]. Take action - Keep Ireland LNG Free! Sign the petition to Taoiseach Micheál Martin asking him to pass the LNG Free Bill. Head to www.lngfree.ie for more information and actions! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/dbe48-policy-statement-on-the-importation-of-fracked-gas-published/ [2] https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.108.229/ejr.4eb.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CHPNY-PSR-Fracking-Science-Compendium-7_20210219.pdf [3] https://www.businesspost.ie/energy/new-firms-lng-plans-would-make-ireland-major-exporter-of-gas-95728294 [4] https://www.businesspost.ie/energy/shannon-lng-terminal-can-go-ahead-if-planning-is-granted-varadkar-says-503e39b8 [5] https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/files/60994617/Natural_Gas_and_Climate_Change_Anderson_Broderick_FOR_DISTRIBUTION.pdf [6] http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/publications/f_EECT-61539-perspectives-on-air-emissions-of-methane-and-climatic-warmin_100815_27470.pdf [7] https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.108.229/ejr.4eb.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CHPNY-PSR-Fracking-Science-Compendium-7_20210219.pdf [8] https://www.ran.org/wp-content/uploads/rainforestactionnetwork/pages/17026/attachments/original/1478634931/LNG_Report_Updated_11.7.pdf?1478634931 [9] https://www.stopclimatechaos.ie/assets/files/pdf/is_natural_gas_essential_for_irelands_future_energy_security_scc_study_november_2018.pdf [10] https://rmi.org/insight/clean-energy-portfolios-pipelines-and-plants/ [11] https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ERL.....9i4008S/abstract
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    Created by Not Here Not Anywhere - NHNA Picture
  • Free Public Transport
    Part of our climate change goals & ambitions.
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    Created by Cormac McKay
  • Preserve Howth - NO rezoning of Deer Park Lands
    The Deer Park (Howth Demense) is a place of outstanding wild beauty with historic, cultural and environmental importance that is at risk of being destroyed. If these lands are rezoned for development, the unique characteristic of the Howth/Sutton peninsula will be changed forever. These lands have provided unquantifiable social benefits to locals, Dubliners, people from all over Ireland and international tourists for generations, no more so than during the recent pandemic when it served as a peaceful haven for physical and mental wellness. They are also home to a diverse environment of wildlife, native trees and shrubs which need further protection. Supporters of this cause recognise the need for housing and Fingal has already zoned 40% more land than its target for residential development in the next five years. Land owners must develop land that has already been zoned for this purpose. In addition to this, Fingal's CEO has emphatically said she supports the current High Amenity (HA) zoning of Howth Castle lands and is opposed to the rezoning of these lands. Please show your support to preserve Howth's unique identity and say no to the rezoning of The Deer Park.
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    Created by Grace O'Malley Residents' Association
  • Dog Park for Fairview, Marino, Eastwall, Ballybough & North Strand
    The opening of a dog park in this community would give people a place to safely exercise and play with their dogs. It would provide a space to allow dogs off-lead which is essential for dogs to be socialised, safe and learn friendly play. At the moment there is a lack of spaces for dog owners to be able to safely let their dogs run off lead in public parks. Many of us living in the inner city do not have access to large private gardens to give our dogs a run around and we depend on our beautiful parks. However currently letting a dog off the lead in nearly all DCC parks including Fairview Park is a breach of DCC bye-laws, which can even result in a fine or prosecution! Dogs that are well socialised and exercised are healthier, happier, and less aggressive in behaviour. They are less likely to bark or be destructive or aggressive if they are able to expend pent-up energy during regular play or exercise off the lead. Well socialised and stimulated dogs tend to be much better behaved, happier dogs and dog owners, and this would mean much less rehoming of dogs and dogs surrendered to shelters. A dog park in this area similar to that in St. Annes Park is would be a great step in solving this issue and make the park a happier, safer place for everyone! This petition will be sent to Councillors in Dublin City Council to demand they build a dog park to serve the community. Please send the onto everybody you know who might be interested!
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    Created by D3 Dog Walkers