• Migrants for Ireland: Election Manifesto
    Twelve percent of the population of Ireland are migrants, of whom so many have the right to vote. Migrants bring enterprise and initiative, and in order to actively participate in Irish society, migrants must be visible in all spheres of Irish life and be represented proportionally to our number in the Irish population in all decision making processes. Irish political actors have done little or nothing to reach out to immigrants during elections. Integration has dropped off the radar and from the programmes of all political parties. A diverse republic needs inclusive politics and institutions that reflect the composition of a diverse society. Government bodies and local authorities need to do much more to engage with immigrant communities. We, the Migrant-Led Coalition, are calling on all politicians and candidates to sign up to our election manifesto and pledge to represent the needs of their migrant constituents.
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  • Remove Anti-Homeless Devices from Gandon House
    The Department of Social Protection is meant to be responsible for fighting homelessness, not making conditions even more unbearable for rough sleepers in Dublin city centre. The recent installation of anti-homeless devices at the Department office building on Amiens street is an unacceptable measure, described in the following terms by the Director of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) Anthony Flynn: "[From] the department that is supposed to look after our vulnerable people...This the most unsympathetic way of dealing with the homeless crisis, it's a 'not in my doorstep attitude' and we certainly condemn it." Accountability, however, has been lacking in the responses of both the Department of Social Protection and the Office of Public Works, which apparently manages the building in conjunction with a private landlord. But it's time for government to stop shirking responsibility. An Tánaiste Joan Burton is also Minister for Social Protection, and TD Simon Harris is Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works. Let's call on them to take action against this appalling measure, and to advocate immediately for the removal of all anti-homeless devices from Gandon House.
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  • Stop the Woodland Park Eviction
    Last Friday on one of coldest nights of the year, 17 families were evicted from a Traveller local authority halting site that had been decommissioned by Louth County Council. Families were given just hours to pack their belongings and either remove their caravans or mobile homes themselves or face them being impounded and having to pay €1,000 to get them back. All families, including a mother and newborn baby, must be gone by tomorrow. The council have not arranged alternative accommodation for these families and now, they like hundreds of others will be made homeless. Until Traveller specific accommodation is built, we are calling on Louth County Council to treat people with dignity and respect and to provide alternative accommodation for the Travelling community of Woodland Park.
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  • Protect the homeless in Ireland and in the Calais Jungle
    I have just read a report detailing the appalling and disgusting conditions under which homeless families in Ireland have to live. Yesterday I read about the conditions in the temporary refugee camp at Calais in France, which is run under the auspices of the French and UK governments and the EU. The conditions for the homeless in Calais and the homeless in Ireland are horrifyingly similar. Yet the Irish Government is pleading that it has no funds available to intervene and is sticking rigidly to its market economy addiction. This is not good enough when our Government is willing to throw money at bankers and developers and any johnny-come-lately who has robbed the people and contributed to the enforcement of the austerity regime. The Government's inept handling of our housing crisis is a contributory factor to the increase in anti-refugee sentiment in the country. This is cowardly behaviour on the part of those who claim to lead Ireland and who boast about what they claim to have done for Ireland. Front up for the sake of the unfortunate people who are suffering and set an example in 2016.
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  • We want the government to build enough public housing for Dublin.
    We now have a housing crisis and a homelessness emergency in our city. If other countries provide public housing, why can't we? In the long run, the state would save money. At present they are spending millions on hotels to house the homeless and hap payments etc. This money is being wasted, going into private pockets) Our youth are forced to emigrate because they can't afford rent nor to buy their own homes. Our artists and musicians are leaving the city. DUblin could become a cultural vacuum full of old rich people with everyone else pushed out. People are sleeping in the streets and squashed into unsuitable, unsafe buildings. We need the government to grab hold of a hopeful, positive vision of homes for all, to make this logical decision, and to BUILD a better future for people in Dublin.
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  • Call on the Minister & the Department of Justice for Hate Crime Legislation in Ireland
    In recent weeks and months there had been an increasing threats and attacks targeting migrants homes with dogs' poo, police brutality on Africans youths and Muslims with hijab which is totally unacceptable. The Hate Crime law is vital in every society but unfortunately, Ireland is the only country in Europe without this law. Therefore this law is very important for the following reasons: 1. Protection of the most vulnerable in society; as migrants, asylum seekers and refugees suffer injustice daily as they are often attacked because of their race or religion, 3. It will serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of hatred in society, 4. Hate Crime laws help build a better community, diversity and inclusion fostering love and mutual respect for all. 5. Law and order are established crushing anti social behaviour by promoting equality, inclusion and honouring diversity in society, 6. It has a greater health benefits and well being on mental health of people promoting productivity in industry, leading to economic growth, 7. Ireland with this new Hate Crime Law in place will fulfil its obligations in terms of International Laws and as a member of the United Nations, 8. It is important for the Irish authorities to protect, safeguard migrants' freedom, rights and provide them with the same equal opportunity, 9. Protect their dignity and integrity in Ireland where we all belong, 10 . Encourage all migrants to express their experiences of hate crimes without being intimidated or harbouring the fear of losing their status, 11. This petition is designed to target all migrants and People of African descend to present the Department of Justice with primary statics of horrendous hate crimes committed against these minority groups living in Ireland.
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  • Save local amenities and residences at the Markievich pool
    The city centre is becoming one big office block....local people are being moved out of their homes and losing local amenities that have existed for decades.
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  • BUILD SKYSCRAPERS IN IRELAND
    So that Ireland isn't stuck in the past with its buildings anymore. If you look at the comments of any youtube video or newspaper article about box buildings (6-8 stories) the main focus will be, 'why on earth are they not being built upwards???' We need tall buildings, and fast. They look great, can offer amazing views and will have a positive impact on the economy.
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  • Move ESB cables in St Helens, Adamstown
    The significant delay in ESB servicing the St Helen’s site is causing unforeseen and lengthy delays in the construction of these new homes, pushing some completion dates from Jan/Feb to at least July 2018. At a time when housing is in such significant demand, and the Irish Government are providing incentives to both construction companies & purchasers to invest in New Builds, it is simply outrageous that semi-state bodies such as ESB are delaying the completion of badly needed housing. We are asking local Counsellors and TD’s, Castlethorn Construction, and residents of Lucan to stand behind the purchasers of St Helen’s, Adamstown and demand that ESB provide timely and adequate services to site.
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  • Against Birdhill, Kilcomenty and Newport moving to the Limerick City Constituency
    This is important because these three areas are in the county of Tipperary and that is where all locals have voted previously. This is a decision that they were not consulted on and which has left many people infuriated. All three areas will now be left in a situation where they will vote in Tipperary in local elections and in Limerick City for Dáil Éireann elections. This leaves all areas in a precarious situation. The economic interests of all areas are best suited in Tipperary, where local and national politicians can work together in the best interest of the areas.
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  • Resignation Owen Keegan
    ' Us ' The people of Ireland are paying his wages and he's doing nothing to help homelessness and to criticise Celebrities volunteers etc and calling us all SUCKERS He should resign because he's incapable of Being in Charge as he's not doing his job
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