Minister Richard Bruton comes under huge pressure to back Dáil motion on plastic waste today

As the Dáil prepares to debate plastic waste this evening, 30,000 people have called on new Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton TD to tackle the plastic waste crisis in a massive petition to be delivered to the Dáil at 1pm today. Friends of the Earth, Uplift and Voice Ireland have combined forces to back the common […]

Campaigners Ditch Plastic At Dail As Committee Hears Expert Testimony On Waste Reduction Bill

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE), Friends of the Earth, representatives of Zero Waste Ireland and Uplift, along with the public, will bring their unwanted plastic single-use packaging to the Dail to express their desire to ‘ditch plastic’ and support the Green Party’s Waste Reduction bill under consideration in the Communication, Climate Action […]

People of Tipperary invited to join global campaign against cancerous ingredient

Irish campaign group Uplift is asking people in Tipperary to join the global efforts to ban Glyphosate, a Roundup ingredient which the World Health Organisation has deemed ‘probably carcinogenic’. This has been followed by moves to ban it around Europe while the state of California has just declared it a known human carcinogen. The Irish […]

Secure Rents hosting public gathering of Munster renters in Limerick city – Thursday 17th November

Responding to the national rent surges shown in the Q3 2016 Rental Report, Secure Rents campaign spokesperson Keith Broni had the following to say: “Simon Coveney can no longer stand and watch as tenants are forced into debt, poverty, and despair. He must urgently act to stop out of control rents and provide tenants […]

Snow White delivers Apple Tax petition with 10, 000+ signatories

An open letter, signed by over 10,000 people, was delivered this morning at 10am to the Irish government at Leinster House before the Cabinet met to decide on whether to appeal the Apple Tax ruling by the European commission. Open letter: The letter was delivered by a member of the Uplift campaigning organisation dressed as Snow White. Snow […]