• Love Clondalkin
    Clondalkin is over 1,000 years old and is attracting more and more visitors to view its heritage. In this regard the proposed nursing home is wholly inappropriate. The four storey building would block the view of the limestone convent while the proposed brick finish is not at all in keeping with local architecture. In addition an antique stone wall on Convent Rd., would be knocked not to mention the additional traffic that would ensue in an already gridlocked village. Such a development would detrimentally affect the historic character of Clondalkin and should be refused.
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    Created by Clondalkin Tidy Towns
  • Abolish Loco Parentis
    Under the Loco Parentis rule, parents of disabled children are restricted from leaving their own home while a respite nurse is in the home to provide in-home respite. An adult must remain in the home. This is not respite. Parents who are caring 24/7 for their medically fragile children must be able to recharge, run errands, go to medical appointments, spend time away with their other children, and much more. The siblings of the disabled children must also be able to have the most normal social life outside of the home as possible. For this to happen, parents must be able to leave the home with these siblings during in-home nursing respite hours. This rule is particularly discriminatory against lone parent carers who don't have a partner to be the adult to remain in the home as the Loco Parentis. Of all carers, lone parent carers are typically under the most amount of stress - physically and emotionally - and as such, being able to leave the home, even just once a week for 5 hours, is desperately needed. Ultimately, the best care possible for the disabled child is what is at risk if the parent carer is unable to maintain their own physical and emotional well-being. The other children in the family, and family unit as a whole, are also at risk of harmful, irreparable dysfunction if essentially trapped in their home due to such an inhumane, unjust, policy as is Loco Parentis. This rule, implemented by the HSE, is clearly a violation of human rights and the rights of children.
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    Created by Tracy McGinnis
  • A call for mental health support for women following an abortion
    There is no current policy in place which promotes the mental health of women after they've had an abortion. An abortion can be a very emotional experience and can be very difficult for women who may have mental health difficulties. I believe that women should be entitled to support when accessing abortion services.
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    Created by Megan O' Donnell
  • Rural Ireland needs Broadband but not at any cost
    Every home and business in Ireland needs access to quality broadband. It is as important as electricity and water. But the roll out of Broadband has gone from 500 million euros to 3 billion euros. The whole process has been marred by controversy and lack of transparency. We need to learn the lessons from the National Children's Hospital. Public money is our money and needs to be spend correctly, transparency and with proper governance.
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    Created by Rachel Reid
  • Equality For Voters With Disabilities
    To be eligible to vote you must be 18 years-old and have been ordinarily resident in the year before the Register coming into force People with a disability have the same right as any other eligible person to vote There are 643,131 people in Ireland living with a disability, 13.4% of the population People with disabilities face a range of unacceptable barriers which hinder them from voting in the upcoming local and EU elections on the 24th of May Some of these concerns incude, a lack of disability awareness amoung returning officers which leads to people being challenged about capacity and voting supports, for example help from personal assistants Despite a High Court case, there is a very complex voting system for people with visual impairments In 2019, there is an unacceptably high number of inaccessible polling stations People with disabilities rarely receive instruction or other supports to encourage their participation in voting Given that many decisions that impact the lives of people with disabilities are part of governmental decision making, it makes sense that their voices should be heard This campaign aims to promote the inclusion, access and participation of people with disabilities in the voting system by promoting their rights INCLUDE THE DISABILITY VOTE
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    Created by Emma Kenny Picture
  • Boycott 'Battery Cage Living' for our young professionals
    Everyone and every young professional should be able to afford a roof over their head, a house or apartment, not a shoebox room and communal dining and washing facilities. They now want to cage us as they milk us.
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    Created by Christine Bazigou Picture
  • Kilkenny County Council - Declare a Climate Emergency!
    We call on Kilkenny County Council to declare a climate emergency and mobilise every section of the local authority and related organisations to respond to the crisis through a radical shift in policy that will lead towards greater community resilience and sustainability. We are in the midst of a climate emergency. The world is nowhere near meeting the internationally agreed goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Emissions need to be reduced to net-zero by 2030 or we face tipping the earth into runaway climate change and leaving our children a broken planet. By declaring a Climate Emergency the council can take the lead in developing a local climate emergency plan and engage with all sectors of society in establishing a roadmap for a rapid, equitable and just transition to a fossil free future.
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    Created by Extinction Rebellion Kilkenny Picture
  • Support Our Arts Centre for Tullamore
    YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC FABRIC OF THE TULLAMORE TOWN & COUNTY - The ARTS CENTRE will be based in a pre-existing retail unit – bringing vibrancy, social & economic prosperity into Tullamore & County - Attract people/increase footfall into the town; Will increase vacancy rates on retail units; Will put money into the pocket of retailers. - The ARTS CENTRE creates Social cohesion providing opportunities to bring people/communities together - The Arts Centre shows that Tullamore & county is investing in itself – a focal point for cultural tourism, the experience economy, supporting local retailers, employment, etc WE NEED TO CATCH UP WITH & COMPETE WITH OTHER MIDLAND TOWNS & COUNTIES - Do we want our county town, Tullamore to drop down the ranks to the 6th, 7th, etc town in the midlands? - No, we want it to be the No. 1 town in the midlands! - How can we complete? The ARTS CENTRE & its programme will be a unique opportunity for Tullamore; innovative; forward thinking, etc. NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN - Now is the time, to invest and commit to Tullamore town & county - Show us now that you, our representatives are going to support this town to move forward & prosper - Don’t miss this opportunity and the €2million already ringfenced that is due to expire at end of 2020 - Approx €200K already fundraised by the community HOPE & BELIEF IN TULLAMORE & COUNTY - We are doing this to provide hope for our young people, older people, vulnerable people, for our retailers, for culture, social & economic development - A symbol of Hope for Tullamore & County– create a buzz, bring life back into the town & county - A BELIEF in & reason for people to stay in Tullamore & County; to return, to attract new people.... Sign this Petition, giving your thoughts on the matter, for this to be submitted to the Offaly County Council.
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    Created by Tullamore Action Group for Our Arts Centre
  • Make Sex Education Inclusive
    Ireland has changed, we are a more inclusive, equal and progressive society and sex education in Irish schools must reflect this. Young people we work with have said that sex education is not fit for purpose, does not reflect the variety of identities and sexual orientation of people today, putting the health and safety of young people at risk. Recommendations by the Oireachtas Committee on Relationships and Sexual Health, and the NCCA Review of the RSE, echo what our young people say.
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  • Save Bonnybrook Community Creche
    This is a vital service for parents and children in the community. Pressure needs to be put on Dublin City Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to come up with a solution to sustain this creche
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    Created by Clodagh Leach Picture
  • Support the Tips Bill
    Senator Ged Nash, alongside Labour colleagues, have backed a Seanad proposed Bill, ensuring employees are given the right to receive customer provided tips. A Bill that would give workers in restaurants and hotels the right to keep their tips is going through the Seanad. I know from my own work representing students just how much hospitality workers depend on tips to supplement their meagre hourly rates of pay. Too often, tips intended for hardworking staff end up in someone else’s pocket and with no legal course of action available to them. Most bar and restaurant owners and managers play fair when it comes to distributing the tips to staff. It is only the bad bosses who have anything to fear from these new proposals. Labour, USI and the trade union movement support this Bill from Senator Paul Gavan, but Fine Gael want to vote it down. The message is simple - workers must have a right to keep their tips. Read Senator Ged Nash's statement on the matter here: https://www.labour.ie/news/2019/02/20/labour-backs-bill-ensuring-employees-rights-to-cus/
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    Created by Annie Hoey Picture
  • "May Day! May Day!" - Declare a Climate Emergency
    We have a decade left to avert a complete climate breakdown yet our emissions are still rising. To change this we need to first recognise and verbalise our current predicament: we are in a climate emergency. In itself, it is a small, symbolic step - but declaring a climate emergency is an effective way to engage the public sector, business and society in stepping up action to the level needed.
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    Created by Lorna Tevnan Picture