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Petition to Shane Ross TD, Peter Hynes, Kevin Kelly, Paschal Donohoe, Minister Heather Humphries, Sean Kyne TD, John Halligan, Kevin boxer Moran, Leo Varadkar, Sean Canney, michael ring, enda kenny, Lisa chambers, dara calleary, James Laffey, Eamon O'Cuiv, Senator Michelle Mulherin, Cllr Michael Smyth, Cllr Neil Cruise, Cllr John O'Hara, Cllr Annie May Reape, Cllr Gabriel Cronnelly, Cllr Jim Cuddy, Cllr Malachy Noone, Cllr Tom McHugh, Cllr Des Joyce, Cllr Tim Broderick, Cllr Donal Burke, Cllr Dermot Connolly, Cllr Michael Connolly, Cllr Aidan Donohue, Cllr Michael Finnerty, Cllr Seosamh O cualain, Cllr Tomas O Curraoin, Cllr Tom Healy, Cllr. Eileen Manion, Cllr Sean O Tuairisg, Cllr Gerry Finnerty, Cllr Gerry Ginty, Cllr Michael Loftus, Cllr. Jarlath Munnelly, Cllr Seamus Weir, Cllr. Cyril Burke, Cllr. Frank Durcan, Cllr Blackie Gavin, Cllr Henry Kenny, Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, Cllr Al McDonnell, Cllr Terese Ruane, Cllr John Caulfield, Cllr Tom Connolly, Cllr. John Cribben, Cllr Richard Finn, Cllr. Gerry Murray, Cllr Patsy O'Brien, Cllr. Damien Ryan, Cllr Rose Conway, Cllr Gerry Coyle, Cllr. Michael Holmes, Cllr. Christy Hyland, Cllr Tereasa McGuire, Cllr Paul Mcnamara, Cllr Brendan Mulroy

Create a walking and cycling greenway on the closed railway from Sligo to Athenry

 The closed railway line from Sligo (Collooney) to Athenry has been closed for over four decades and is lying in waste. There is very little hope it will ever be opened as a railway again.  People along the route in small towns and villages in the West of Ireland want to see something happen. They have seen the success that greenways on old railways can achieve, a new facility re-inventing the closed railway will bring civic pride to these towns and villages, creating a public space to enjoy.    This project will create many jobs in tourism, a proven fact as greenways the world over attract tourists. We want to know why Galway East TD Sean Canney is trying to stop the tourism jobs that will be created, We want to know why Mayo county council ignored nearly 300 submissions on the county plan asking for a greenway and still won't listen.  We are asking you to sign our petition to the Irish Minister of Transport Shane Ross to say please make this simple project happen.  Minister ask your Independent Alliance colleague Sean Canney why he is opposed to the Greenway.  Mayo cllrs ask your county management why they are stopping this initiative. The new national development plan says there will be another report into the Western Rail Corridor the terms of reference for this report must at least include a greenway as an option.  The Minister still hasn't got this report produced!   Minister, you need to start listening to people in Galway, Mayo and Sligo.  Mayo Cllrs you need to start listening to people in Mayo.  There is not going to be a railway we want a greenway.

Western Rail Trail
18,607 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Noel Larkin, Mayor Noel Larkin

Mayor Larkin: Do not support racist policies in the US

Dear Mayor Larkin, In the last minute publication in the Connacht Tribune on the 8th of March about your invitation to visit the President of the United States on the 16th of March, it reads that your message to President Trump will be in support of the “undocumented Irish” living in the US. This comment excludes every other group whose rights are currently being threatened. Your visit is scheduled for the same day that the new immigration ban (or Muslim ban) will take effect. The Irish are in a special position in the United States;  we make up ~10% of the US population, and 50,000 Irish citizens currently have illegal status. President Trump required the support of Irish-Americans to increase his votes from the white population.  This population is strongly influenced by Irish opinion, giving you a very special opportunity to stand up for equality for ALL, like your well-known namesake Big Jim Larkin, a national hero. The strongest message you could send that you care about all humans equally, regardless of skin colour, sex, or creed would be to refuse to meet President Trump on the day that a new racist ban will be implemented. Is it more vital spend this day with the President Trump who is denying basic human rights, the importance of protecting the environment, and the necessity of respectful international relations rather than promoting the true spirit of Galway as a diverse and cultural city? By ignoring the plight of the multitudes beyond the illegal Irish in the US, you are sending a strong message of exclusion to minority and immigrant populations here in Galway. Do not give President Trump the opportunity to use the visit of invited Irish delegates as propaganda for his racist policies.    

WeThe People
27 supporters