• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Smear test results
    Health reasons
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  • stop the killing of pike in the western fisheries region
    not only is this going to lead to an unprecedented slaughter of one of our natural predatory fish species ,it will also lead to an environmental imbalance in the waters eco systems - pike feed mainly on sick ,dying and distressed fish - this helps keep the waters delicate ecosystem in check - in short it is natures way of balancing the books ,the unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of pike without restriction to any size ,weight or number will lead to an imbalance . pike are not only predatory fish but also cannibalistic in as such as they will feed on their own species -- this helps keep down the number of smaller 'jack ' pike in any water - killing and removing larger pike will lead to an explosion af smaller jack pike , these smaller jack's can only eat fish that are again smaller than themselves - so will feed on younger fish and fry of other species - leading to a reduction in the numbers of those species - jack pike are far more likely to devour more 'prey' in one day than a larger -older pike would -so the more jacks a water holds -the more small fish and fry that get eaten , conservation wise the decision to allow the unlimited killing of pike across the western fisheries region is akin to shooting ones self in the foot - a pointless and painful exercise . in addition to the environmental aspect of this 'cull ' there are also other aspects that must be considered - ireland rely's on the tourist industry , a large part of ireland's tourism is t in the angling and sport fishing sector - over 1 million anglers per year come to fish irish water - that number of anglers bring many benefits - businesses such as tackle and bait suppliers , b&b's ,guest houses , holiday homes ,hotels ,bars ,pubs, cafe's restaurants, boat hire companies ,petrol stations ,camping sites all gain from anglers visiting these shores - in the to late 1980s ireland attracted almost as many anglers as there were residents -some 3 million per year - those numbers have declined because of issues with water quality ,access to rivers ,lakes and fisheries , poor water management and maintenance - but over the last 5-6 years tourist numbers have been on an upward trend and are now back over the 1 million mark for the first time in a decade . many of those anglers come here because of the excellent pike fishing - especially the uk, french ,german and dutch anglers - a great many of those anglers are so disgusted by this backwards step to allow the unregulated slaughter of predatory species especially pike that they are considering removing ireland from the list of countries to visit - the knock on effect to the tourism industry and other small local businesses would be devastating to say the least - imagine losing at least 1 quarter of your prospective business !! therefore im asking people -not just anglers but also those interested in the conservation and natural resources of this country to sign this petition and try to get this disgraceful decision reversed . thank you
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  • Keelings stop plastic use
    To protect our oceans , our water sources and human life
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  • An Honest Reply from Axa
    I abhor the human rights abuses that are taking place in Palestine. I cannot be a customer of a company that supports, whether directly or indirectly, the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel and the ensuing human suffering that it inflicts. International human rights group SumOfUs suggests that the insurer is violating international law by financing the arms maker Elbit Systems. SumOfUs has accused AXA of contributing to the suffering of the Palestinian people by having a financial interest in Elbit Systems and three Israeli banks that “finance Israel’s illegal settlement expansion.” SumOfUs’ campaign comes after the International Federation of Human Rights allegedly found that several French financial groups, including AXA, are directly or indirectly linked with Israeli businesses involved in settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory. In reply, AXA has said "Our investments in the Israeli banks targeted by this campaign represent around 0.004% of the Group’s assets under management and are mainly assets managed for third party clients of our asset management subsidiaries." What I would like know is, are AXA still involved in these investments, and how much in real monetary terms 0.004% accounts for? If it such a small amount, as they suggest, why don't they just drop it?
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  • Stop using turf to generate electricity
    Close down the peat fired electricity generator in Edenderry. It is not viable without enormous subsidies, burning turf is more polluting than coal, if they substitute wood chips when they phase out turf there is not enough in Ireland and there is some nonsense about importing it from the US, and wood chips are only marginally less polluting. We would reduce our emissions by 10% if we closed these plants. In 20 years what will we be talking about? It will be why nobody did anything meaningful about preventing climate change.
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  • Reverse decision on Bottom Mussel Dredging for spat/seed
    Bottom Mussel Dredging for spat/seed along Ireland's east coast has over the last 30 years caused widespread habitat destruction and biodiversity loss. This is particularly apparent off the coast of North County Wicklow. The Irish Bottom Mussel Industry with the help of Bord Iascaigh Mhara are seeking a Marine Stewardship Council Certificate which in plain terms deems Bottom Mussel Industry products as sustainably produced and not environmentally damaging. Over the last 30 years permanent mussel banks, which attracted many species of fish, crustaceans, invertabrates, worms and a host of other benthic creatures have been destroyed by "spat collection" dredging which is a key element in the supply chain to market of Bottom Mussels. This "dredging" element is so invasive to the benthic environment that the once great mixed fishery off Greystones, Co. Wicklow presents today as a marine desert where thirty years ago it was a marine Garden of Eden which sustained both local artisan fishing jobs and a thriving recreational sea angling product. If you feel that this MSC cert' should not be awarded submit your reasons through the following link
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  • Bring back the 16A route
    Dublin Bus took away the 16A route from Nutgrove to Dublin Airport and put on route 61 which only has a poor hourly service and only operates to Eden Quay which means there is no direct service from Nutgrove to Dublin Airport anymore
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  • Taxpayers should NOT be funding the Popes security costs
    We have suffered untold trauma at the behest of the church and convents, mother and baby homes, illegal adoption, clerical abuse, etc., etc. The Roman Catholic church are the Richest bank in the world and can pay for whatever costs this trip will incur. Enough is enough!
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  • TJ Fighting for Special Needs Education
    My 14 year old son, TJ, has autism. He's been without education, a school place or respite for over a year, which is simply unacceptable. They claim that every child deserves education but unfortunately, that doesn't seem to apply to special needs children. My son is not the only special needs child without a school place, there are many whose needs are also being ignored. The Department of Education does not check on the special needs children without a school place. Every child, including those with special needs, deserves a right to education. Something needs to be done and together, a great change can be achieved. Let's be their voice. Please sign this petition to help bring about the change. Thank you.
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