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Petition to Minister Eoghan Murphy, Joe MacGrath

Finish Glencree, Newport, Tipperary

https://goo.gl/maps/EKmLeLog2Aq Residents in Glencree Newport are left angry and frustrated due to unfinished Estate. Glencree housing estate was originally built in 2003 where the majority of properties were sold off-plan. Such plans portrayed an idyllic setting displaying manicured green spaces, driveways, roads and street lighting. Plans to include 18 townhouses and a state of the art crèche at the entrance to the estate have never materialised. For those residents who have purchased homes, their reality is an entirely different picture. A number of residents have young families and said that it is fast becoming a nightmare scenario.  To date there has been no satisfactory action taken by Singland Homes Ltd., to finish the Glencree Estate. Residents are appealing to Eoghan Murphy, T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to take action as the appalling, unfinished condition of the housing estate is putting lives at risk and hampering the social development of the local community. One resident described it as an absolute eyesore and is affecting normal daily living for young families. Another described the metal fencing surrounding the housing estate as unsightly and unacceptable. Residents are infuriated by the dilapidated Porto cabins, unused building materials and an out-building which remain inside the fencing. Many expressed concern that the footpath surfaces to the main Newport to Thurles road are unfinished and hazardous, forcing people off the paths onto the main road, particularly during heavy rainfall. Residents explained that traffic coming from the Thurles direction is immediately met with what now looks like a run-down estate and are outraged by the fact that their homes are becoming inequitable and say this is having a serious effect on their lives. Residents have been let-down by local T.D.s and Counsellors and feel strongly that Tipperary County Council and politicians have failed them. Residents are seeking support from local business owners and the local community as the unfinished entrance devalues the locality of Newport and not just the estate of Glencree.   Residents are now appealing to Minister Eoghan Murphy, to take swift action. They are demanding that their quality of life is restored and say that this is not what they bought into and is not what they envisaged for their family lives in Glencree 14 years later.  Please sign and share our petition and help give us a voice.  This petition is run independently of Glencree Residents Association   

Glencree Residents
295 supporters
This petition won 2 weeks ago

Petition to Theresa May MP

Sayat.me: Shut down the website sayat.me

This is a petition to shut down the harmful website named sayat.me.com. Sayat.me is a website which allows anonymous comments to be left for people, without a way of tracing the writer. I believe this is an extremely dangerous platform because of the ability to remain anonymous; this will lead to cyberbullying without knowing the perpetrator. There have also been suicides because of this website. In our comment section there are numerous people from all over the UK who have signed because a person took their own life, because of cyberbullying on the site. My heart honestly goes out to anyone affected by suicide; we need to shut down Sayat.me and protect children from vulnerability and harm.   This is not the only website of this kind. Last year, there was a petition to shut down Ask.fm, which is the same format as sayat.me, after the deaths of over thirteen teenagers. These suicides were linked to relentless online bullying, after hurtful comments were left anonymously and repeatedly. Cyberbullying needs to be tackled and stopped-not being given a platform and a voice for the criminals who make teen's lives hell. That's why I am calling out to the public, as a 13 year old girl with experience of cyber hate, to join with me in demanding change. I am asking you do to two things: 1 is joining me in lobbing our current PM and government for shutting down sayat.me and doing more to stop cyberbullying; and simply 2: remember those innocent teenagers tragically lost, as a result of this epidemic of online hate, because of both these websites. We have to do more to change this culture, a culture where it is acceptable to use language to deliberately harm the most vulnerable victims. Sayat.me has no viable feature to report abuse, and even then, many people would not feel comfortable because of the stigma surrounding cyberbullying. We need to shut down this website, and make it harder for companies to profit from social abuse. Will you join me in a step against cyberbullying? Please share my campaign on social media, and contact me if you want to do more. thank you.

Millie Clatworthy
2,159 supporters