• Stop the giveaway sale of St. Senan's Hospital
    The HSE is selling off a substantial former hospital with 46 acres in Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford for a knockdown price -right in the middle of a housing crisis. It is unbelievable that one part of the public service is effectively giving away state property assets which could be used to assist in alleviating the housing emergency by donating it to the local authority / Dept of Environment for housing. The aim of this campaign is twofold: 1. Withdraw the property from sale with immediate effect 2. For the Dept of Environment to take control of the asset and to investigate the best use of the property for housing use. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/hse-puts-st-senan-s-psychiatric-hospital-on-market-at-780-000-1.2930239
    34 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Timo Lynch
  • Constitutionalise Economic Social and Cultural Rights
    Irish society is fractured, unfair and insecure because successive governments has been unwilling to incorporate economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights into domestic law, which would force government to deliver policies that tackle poverty, provide housing, control rents, bring healthcare to everybody and guarantee a decent income for everyone. It’s pretty obvious that Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Frances Fitzgerald have no interest in human rights measures that would oblige government to address social injustice. So, homelessness, exploitative rents and crippling mortgages are set to continue and the likelihood that your parents or grandparents will end up on a hospital trolley after devoting their life to building this nation will endure. Almost a third of the population will still be unable to afford essential items such as heating, a warm coat or an adequate meal. Yet these abominations are infinitely solvable within our existing resources - we are after all, one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Are we going to put up with this? Are we prepared to let things that were hard fought for - healthcare, affordable housing, a decent income – slip away, so wealthy people can be even wealthier? It doesn’t have to be so. Ireland has signed and ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights but has failed to incorporate the Covenant into domestic law, claiming that economic, social and cultural matters are for government to decide. Yet governments have consistently failed to address poverty, homelessness and other situations arising from an absence of enforceable ESC rights. Thomas Pringle will introduce a Private Member’s Bill in the coming months proposing a referendum to strengthen constitutional protection of ESC rights in accordance with the recommendations of the Convention on the Constitution. With your support we can make this happen. Please indicate your support by putting your name to this demand. Be part of this human rights campaign. Together we can make it happen!
    141 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Aiden Lloyd
  • Implement the evacuation plan for Aleppo
    Civilians must be evacuated and afforded safe passage out of Aleppo. Our leaders must ensure the UN plan for evacuation is implemented.
    48 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Clodagh King
  • SAVE GMIT Mayo. Protect its funding.
    The GMIT Mayo campus is one of the foundation stones on which our community is built on. And has been since it first opened its doors in 1994. We must protect this vital resource for all the current students and the thousands of local and visiting students that could pass through its doors in the future.
    742 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Bren Red
  • Reject the Eviction Bill
    This bill will facilitate evictions, increase the power of landlords to evict tenants, & allow developers to build without any real regulation or consultation. What the Bill will do: - Give landlords the right to evict tenants if they feel they could charge more to new tenants. - Allow landlords to evict households who have been in their home and community for over 4 years with no extended notice. - Increase homelessness and put almost 25% of the population under constant threat of eviction. - Allow An Bord Pleanála to privately develop plans with private developers without public consultation. This will lead to unsuitable, untenable and unfinished housing developments nationwide. - Allow for developers to be compensated by up to €10,000 if their planning applications are delayed - an obscene waste of public money. We are in the grips of the worst housing crisis Ireland has seen in a century. However, there are 5,000 empty homes across South Dublin alone. This bill does nothing to tackle the problem of vacant properties, which affects every part of the country. This Bill directly steals from the pockets of a public struggling to keep their homes, to give to private developers and landlords. . This Bill is an obscene affront to the most basic right to a home, and is an insult to the thousands of families and individuals homeless and living on the streets and in cramped hotel rooms nationwide.
    4,257 of 5,000 Signatures
    Created by Dublin Central Housing Action
  • Expand College Green Plaza - to steps of former Irish Parliament
    The proposed College Green Plaza will be an iconic civic space in the heart of Dublin - Ireland's capital. It has the potential to rival other great urban spaces like Dam Square in Amsterdam or Trafalgar Square in London. However to achieve this the expansion of the proposed extent of the College Green Plaza to the steps of the former Parliament building (now Bank of Ireland) is of paramount significance. Given that the tax paying citizens of the State funded the Bank Bailout, and Bank of Ireland is essentially now State owned this petition calls on that Bank to allow the expansion of College Green Plaza by removing Parking in the forecourt area as a gesture of goodwill towards the people of Ireland and its capital city. A recent public consultation on the proposed plaza at College Green heard that the railings at Bank of Ireland were private and would stay, while trees would be removed. It is therefore clear that retention of railings is to facilitate parking in the forecourt of the Bank. This is not in keeping with a pedestrian plaza and or the opening of a new cultural visitor centre at College Green in 2017 which will greatly enhance the amenity value of the College Green complex. While the present railings do have historic value they should not be used to curtail the extent of the plaza. With careful planning and your input College Green can become a focal point for our nation in the heart of our capital city and once again play host to historic public gatherings from the visit of President Obama in 2011 to rallies and marches in support of issues that matter to all of us. Please sign & share and have your say !
    9 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Anthony Brogan
  • Justice for Refugees in Ireland
    I care about it as they dont have a life. They are cramped up in hotel rooms and being ripped off and not given a chance to life like a human. Give back to society to work and make a better life for themselves. Please dont turn a blind eye. Employ more people in this area to process applications quickly. You are destroying people's choices.
    15 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Noreen Doherty
  • Stop the alcohol industry killing the Public Health Alcohol Bill
    Every one of us knows someone who has been affected by alcohol abuse. 85% of people think we drink too much and this needs to change. The new Alcohol Public Health bill is based on international research and is a package of changes proven to work. But it is under threat because the alcohol industry is lobbying our politicians to change it using a wide range of tactics. They even had to be told to stop harassing Senators on their way into the Seanad. Politicians say they have never seen anything like it. The Alcohol Industry are right in one respect. The new bill will not solve Ireland's alcohol abuse problem. It is however a vital first step in changing our culture so that children as young as 8 years are not brainwashed into thinking being Irish means drinking. Like a motor car which can't run properly if it loses a wheel, removing or changing sections of the bill means 3 people will continue to die each day from alcohol abuse. The alcohol industry is using Trump like tactics of fear and misinformation to get TDs and Senators to accept amendments. Examples include Alcohol Industry "Drink prices will increase" Fact: At the current proposed minimum unit price, drink prices will only increase if retailers are selling below cost or really cheap strong alcohol. Alcohol Industry “The Bill will damage our economy." Fact: we taxpayers subsidise alcohol industry profits by €1 billion euro each year (even after excise duties etc.) due to costs of alcohol harm. Reducing alcohol consumption to lower levels will benefit the economy. Alcohol Industry: It will cost retailers too much to segregate alcohol products as they have to build walls. Fact: Retailers can choose how they will separate alcohol products once they restrict display of alcohol products. Alcohol Industry "Voluntary advertising codes work" As the Conor Mc Gregor Budweiser campaign showed voluntary codes do not prevent children being targeted. Advertising will still be allowed under the new bill. Real change happens when everyday people like you and I come together and stand up for what we believe in. Together we can reach lots of people and help create change around this important issue. After you've signed the petition, could you also take a moment to share it with others? It's really easy – all you need to do is share below. Thank you!
    2,529 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Life Wise Picture
  • Save Maryam Akbari Monfared's life
    We want to bring your attention to the dire situation of a mother and a political prisoner in Iran by the name of Maryam Akbari Monfared. Maryam was convicted to 15 years in prison simply because her brother and sister were a part of an Iranian opposition group. It is been six years since her imprisonment. She is a mother to three daughters aged 11, 12, and 19 they are all at an age that they need their mother the most. Maryam’s brother and sister were executed in summer of 1988. During the past weeks I was informed that Maryam had launched a complaint against the perpetrators to her brother and sister’s execution. Because of this complaint the prosecutor cut all her visits and scheduled medical appointments. It is obvious that a simple legal complaint about the Iranian regime’s atrocities can bring about the wrath of the regime and in such a system there is no hope for any kind of justice. 1- Condemn cutting of her family visits. 2- Cancelling her medical appointments and lack of medical care. 3- The illegal and inhumane pressure exerted on her just for filing a legal complaint. 4- Ask the proper human rights bodies at the United Nations to launch a formal complaint against the regime.
    33 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Majid Biabani
  • URGENT: Lift Globe House hunger striker's deportation order now
    This deportation order almost certainly see him returned to Iran, where he is convinced that he will be killed, as well as endangering his family. As a result, he has said that he would rather die here in Ireland than be killed in Iran. Our understanding is that he receives a brief daily visit from a doctor, and is being kept under CCTV surveillance. The Direct Provision system has already come under severe criticism for its treatment of adults and children, but to watch a man die a needless and tragic death in the 'care' of the State is unconscionable. Please act now by signing and sharing the petition as widely as you can. Thank you.
    2,113 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Vicky Donnelly
  • No platform for racist bigots like Katie Hopkins on our national broadcaster RTE
    It is us, the public, who fund RTE. We do not want our money spent giving a platform to the racist and bigoted Katie Hopkins on the Late Late Show. Hopkins has compared refugees fleeing for their lives to 'cockroaches'. She has said she would use gunships to stop migrants. She is a 'professional troll' and we believe her appearance on RTE is a disgusting attempt by our national broadcaster to drive up viewer numbers with cheap attacks on individuals who have no public voice. Hopkins is not representative of any group and has no right to be given a platform in this manner. We are calling on all Irish people with a sense of social justice to boycott the Late Late Show and sponsors unless RTE withdraw their invite to Hopkins. Some horrible comments made by Hopkins include: "Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don't care.” "Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not." "Suicidal prisoners should just kill themselves". According to RTE’s guiding principles outlined in RTE’s Public Service Statement, RTE must maintain the highest standards of quality and also ensure to uphold the democratic values enshrined in our Constitution in fulfilling its public service objectives. Katie Hopkins has made numerous inflammatory and deeply offensive remarks in relation to a range of minority groups including refugees, Gypsies and Travellers, the disabled and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Her appearance has the potential to incite racial hatred in Ireland. We want her removed from the schedule of the Late Late Show and we commit to boycotting the show and the sponsors if she is not cancelled immediately.
    143 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Dave Gibney
  • Support Water Ownership Bill
    Everyone is very aware of the fight that has been taking place for our water since 2011 and hit the headlines in 2014 when 100's of thousands marched on our streets. The expert water commission is not setup to allow for a referendum on ownership of our water so please sign this petition and demand that Fianna Fail TD's support the bill next week.
    176 of 200 Signatures
    Created by JASON MCCUTCHEON