• A call for mental health support for women who have had an abortion
    There is no current policy in place which highlights the need for women to access mental health services following an abortion, and so, with the signatures on this petition, we can make a change and support our women further.
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    Created by Megan O' Donnell
  • Gorey Central School’s pupil enrollment into Gorey Community School
    Recent changes to Gorey Community School (GCS) enrolment policy mean that we at Gorey Central School have gone from a priority feeder school since our inception to one of 16 schools in a lottery. The ratified changes will come into effect for enrollment from September 2019. When parents chose Gorey Central School many did so on the understanding they were prioritized for enrollment in Gorey Community School. We are currently second in proximity to Gorey Community school and now our families face the real possibility they may have to look outside Gorey town for a place in a secondary School. We have always held strong links with Gorey Community School and feel our history, proximity and pre-existing links should be respected and honored. We wish for you to show your support for the children and families enrolled Gorey Central School currently and for generations to come.
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    Created by Parent Teacher Association Gorey Central School
  • More Gardaí For Leixlip
    Leixlip needs greater Garda presence/visibility in our town.
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    Created by Bernard Caldwell
  • Appoint State Marriage officers individually - not via religions/isms etc.
    I'd like to become a 'new' registered State Marriage Officer. Voluntarily I'm involved in a 'regenerate Tipp town' effort. If people wanted low fuss/cost weddings (once three months notice etc. followed) for a bit of local tourism I'd pick them up at Limerick Junction (the Railways crossroads of Ireland) whisk them to our deconsecrated Famine workhouse chapel/Glen of Aherlow/Rock of Cashel/Swiss cottage for a service. Right now I am 'barred' from becoming a Solemnizer. More importantly - we may have voted for marriage equality - but the practicalities (which sends many tourist dollars abroad) of booking a solemnizer/officer is quite different. Many go for a church wedding now - not as their first choice - but because it's extremely difficult to find a solemnizer otherwise. Here's a breakdown - online / HSE you'll see current list of approx. 5000 'approved' solemnizers. 76% of those were put on the list by virtue of being R. Catholic church priests (all men). There are say another 20% as 'religious - many some form of Christian , Jews, Muslims, Protestants and minority religions things like Celtic mystics, druids, witches etc all included. That leaves say 4% deemed 'non religious'/secular. For those who want a cold impersonal Registry office wedding during office hours only - not with friends at the weekend 3% of that 4% is HSE/civil servants for office hours/town hall weddings (which suit some - but others go midweek to get the paperwork only and get another celebrant/not on Solemnizer list for their weekend do with their friends - they do it not by choice that way). Of course we do 'hunt' some abroad with all this 'BS'. So now - below 1% - we are at what the State reckons will do you even if supply not meeting demand. Our 1% can only apply 'via' the Spiritualists or the Humanists. Both are philosophies/isms even if not religions. You can 'play along' and pretend you're a Spiritualist or a Humanist for the day - even though you might be against what they stand for. But that's it. You want non religious? OK - there's Registry office for you midweek if you don't want a wait. Don't like those? Contact the Humanists or Spiritualists. You don't really 'follow' their thing and don't like Registry idea. It's the big bad aeroplane for you. You don't want to answer a question about religion? Cultural catholic not a regular massgoer? Well lots of priests would prefer you'd go elsewhere (pity they have 3/4 of the 'supply' side cornered. Let's see - you're a committed aethiest/agnostic/deist/no ism - don't want registry office - did you try Vegas? You're gay - well we know straight off 3/4 of them won't touch you even if you're a committed Catholic. That's why licences shouldn't be given via bodies/religions. You don't join the Humanists just so you can apply to join the Gardai - via the Humanists. The approved body approach is not fit for purpose/beyond patching up. A new system where any individual can apply. Gender quota'ed. I'd have national supply limits / usage monitoring, supply matched to preference demand whether by religion etc. Have some training and monitoring these new State Marriage Officials. Transition period where current Solemnizers can get onto new list. If say a priest doesnt want to reapply to the new system they continue doing church weddings - but - a reg. official maybe does the State's business in Church Registry etc. In other countries it is a simple State function - uncoupled from religions - they are not 'approving bodies' etc. We gave equal marriage to some of our citzens which they didn't have before. Now it's time for this bit of housekeeping to bring us into the 21st century.
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    Created by Tom Richardson
  • Full Time Garda Station For Celbridge
    The quality of life of many residents and businesses in Celbridge is being negatively impacted by the lack of a full-time Garda Station and a visible Garda presence in our town. Co Kildare Joint Policing Committee Six Year Strategy goal "Safe Communities" to facilitate and support Kildare as a safer place to live and work in should include Celbridge too.
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    Created by Íde Cussen
  • Pedestrian crossing for Quarry Road
    There have been near accidents on Quarry Road involving children on the way to school trying to cross in front of oncoming cars. We want to make it safer before there's a tragedy.
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    Created by Colin Murphy
  • Put 'The Northern Irish Hard Boarder' between Scotland and England
    It would allow for a peaceful resolution if May was actually willing to agree to it, and even if (or I suspect when) it was rejected out of hand it would do good for the relationship between reasonable Ulster Unionist political factions and our Republic.
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    Created by Colm O'Rourke
  • Reduce The Cost Of Children’s Hospital
    It’s time the Irish people's voice is heard so we are asking you to sign this petition requesting Simon Harris to go back to the drawing board and negotiate a better deal, change design, or look for new contractors, whatever it takes to stop such a despicable waste of hard working tax payers money. This is gross mismanagement, and incompetence of government to deliver a service within a reasonable budget. Other desperately needed health facilities across the country will not go a head or will be dramatically delayed for up to 10 years. That means in your local area you will not have adequate facilities such as MRI scanning and adequate orthopaedic facilities to name just a few. Please share your voice.
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    Created by Lorraine Carolan
  • New Secondary School in Riverchapel Gorey for Riverchapel and surrounding areas
    Education is a constitutional right of every child and currently the existing schools in Gorey will not have capacity to accept every child in the Gorey area from 2021.
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    Created by Elaine O'Malley Clarke
  • Representation Matters - Ireland
    Ireland is a diverse country with people of all races. Representation of this in the media matters. Representation of all cultures, shapes, shades and sizes of people in Ireland also matters. At the moment when looking at newsstands, we have noticed approximately 90% of Irish publications all have white models on their cover month after month. We don't feel that is an accurate or fair representation for or of Ireland. Imagine our children all growing up feeling represented, heard and seen; knowing that they too can be seen and heard and that all races and shades matter. Myself (Yasmin O'Connor), Emma Murphy & Not Another Agency believe the time for a change on our magazine covers is now. We have also received some feedback from people on 'Why representation matters to you?' here are some of the responses "because all teens and children should have someone that represents them no matter their race, disability etc'' - Dervla 'because at the moment it is racist ableist nonsense that stops there being actual diversity'' - Maggie ''because right now Irish media is not in anyway reflective of the diversity in our society'' - Anne ''because I don't want my kid (white) growing up thinking their skin makes them superior to anyone'' - Sharon 'because perfection isn't the norm, beauty comes in all appearances'' - Jess 'because I stopped buying magazines about 8 years ago because of how they portray women' - Dora ''because we live in a multi-racial society but unless you are tall, blonde white and pretty you don't seem to matter - Emma ''because Ireland isn't all tall, thin, blondes and it is damaging to young girls to only see this all the time'' -Jesska ''because I never thought about it until was brought to my attention because I am a white woman and am always represented' - Siobhan Not Another Agency who is a modelling agency in Ireland have come on board to help support this movement of change in Irish media. Dean Ryan McDaid who is one of the founders of Not Another Agency which started 4 years ago says We strongly feel that diversity in the modelling industry should not mean just filling a quota. The fashion industry of Ireland has a responsibility to show the diversity of our country right now. There is still a long way to go with this but we feel it has gotten much better since we started our agency. There was a huge lack of diversity, especially with race and size when we started and this really prompted us to start and try and break the mould. We are delighted to see the strides that have been made, but there are still many more to go!”
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    Created by Yasmin O'Connor
  • free GP care for all
    To protect the health of everyone and GPs are too costly. Its a disgrace having to pay 60 euro to a GP when your sick i dont mind paying for prescriptions but The Doctor should be free as i and many others are putting off going to the doctor and neglecting our health because we can not afford to go to the doctor.
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    Created by mary highland
  • Smear test results
    Health reasons
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    Created by Concerned Parent