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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Petition

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# Vulture funds
Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds
The petition includes demands such as the scrapping of investor tax breaks.
# Housing
Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.
# Petition
Over 32,000 people sign petition calling for government to end Direct Provision
The system was set up as a temporary measure in 1999.
# Woman
Mare, bird, biddy: Thousands demand Oxford dictionaries change 'sexist' definitions
Oxford University Press said it is investigating whether to update the definition of woman.
# Petition
The BBC is scrapping free TV licences for over-75s
The British broadcaster said “fairness” was the driving force behind the decision.
# Metrolink
NTA defends new MetroLink stop despite €12 million spend on nearby underground station site
Phibsborough locals have called on the NTA to reverse its decision.
# article 50
Petition to reverse Brexit swells to 3.7m signatures, as Commons states that 96% of supporters are British
The Commons petitions committee said that “approximately 96% of signatures on the petition were from the UK”.
# Brexit
Over 2 million people sign petition on Parliament website to revoke Article 50
The petition says a “second Brexit referendum may not happen – so vote now”.
# Nature
Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures
The petition wants councils to stop cutting down trees in public spaces without informing the public.
# Petition
Harris makes representations to halt Bray pupil's deportation: 'Eric is Irish. This is his home'
The Wicklow TD said he hopes common sense prevails.
# Petition
Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy
More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition organised by St Cronan’s School to prevent the deportation of one of its pupils.
# Fingal
Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light
There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.
# Petition
'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today
A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.
# Sisters of Charity
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.
# Footing the bill
Costing the city over $100k a day, New Yorkers are desperate to get Melania Trump to move out
More than half a million people have signed a petition urging Melania to move to Washington.
# Sky Arts
Sky has pulled the Michael Jackson programme after complaints
A petition to boycott the episode had been signed by more than 20,000 people.
# homeless crisis
Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis
Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.
# Petition
Calls for Chinese gate to mark Chinatown on Dublin's Parnell Street
There is no specific point designated for the gate yet but the aim is to have it for the Chinese New Year celebration in 2017.
# bootea
This doctor is taking a stand against those 'detox teas' celebrities advertise on Instagram
Dr Lauretta Ihonor says one particular brand, Bootea, uses a ‘dangerous laxative’ in their product.
# no work today
Someone has actually started a petition to get Irish people off work during the good weather
# that's that then
UK government dismisses four-million-signature petition calling for a second Brexit vote
The government says that the population “must now prepare for the process to exit the EU”.
# justice for harambe
Calls for parents of four-year-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be prosecuted
A male gorilla called Harambe was shot dead by zoo officials when they considered the boy’s life to be in danger.
# London
Woman wins right to not have to wear high heels to work
27-year-old Nicola Thorp was sent home from a temp role with accountancy firm PwC after refusing to adhere to a high heel stipulation requested by the temp agency Portico.
# dublin wants krispy kreme
This hero has started a petition to bring Krispy Kreme doughnuts to Dublin
Well played.
# ban on entry
Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs
The Westminster debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out.
# Money Money Money
He's made a lot of cash, now Conor McGregor's face could feature on it
The Oireachtas Public Petitions Committee will meet to discuss the matter.
# Hate speech
UK Parliament could be set to consider a debate on banning Donald Trump
A petition needs to reach 100,000 signatures for the action to take place.
# crikey
Petition to change Australian currency to 'Dollarydoos' gains momentum
The petition states, “If the leaders of this great nation have any common sense at all, they will introduce legislation to parliament to change the name of our currency as soon as possible.”
# demanding change
'I can't fulfil my livelihood' - Ian McKinley is petitioning the IRFU to allow protective goggles
Former Leinster player McKinley is prevented from playing in Zebre’s game against Connacht
# Virginia
American teacher suspended for using offensive word during class discussion of racist terms
Lynne Pierce was teaching an advanced placement history class in which her students were discussing racist and derogatory terms.
# India
Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman
They are aged just 15 and 23 years old.
# Mercy4Mia
The dog "sentenced to death for barking" was never ordered to be put down
Of the two complainants who gave evidence, one said that she was a dog lover and asked that the dog not be put down.
# Petition
Obama weighs in on sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby
A petition is calling for a presidential honour awarded to Cosby to be revoked.
# striiiiiiiiiiike
Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark
The airline has launched an online petition against French air traffic control strikes, while the Danish Labour Court has ruled that unions can now strike against them.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be an age limit on getting your ears pierced?
A petition has gone viral on whether parents should be allowed to pierce their children’s ears.
# Court of Appeal
Men press on with their legal challenges against the marriage referendum
One man is to appeal last week’s rejection of his challenge.
# Backlash
Crackdown on rough sleeping in London hipster hotspots sparks outrage
Rough sleepers could be fined up to €1,360 in some of London’s most sought after boroughs.
# sigh
Thousands have signed a petition to take Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic medal off her
Some are saying that it’s all the work of 4chan trolling, though.
# Clondalkin
Council plans to build houses on recreational area - and some locals are not happy
Lett’s Field is a green area – but not an official playground – in Clondalkin.
# Same-Sex Marriage
19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed
The artist behind it has received a warning notice about its removal.