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For a number of years now local residents, concerned parents and local & national elected officials have been requesting DRD NI/Roads Service take action and make safe a short stretch of the Longstone Road in Annalong Co.Down leading to Moneydarragh Primary School.
Having recently returned to the the area where I grew up I was delighted to be sending my son the the local primary school I attended 30 years ago. The school is a mere 3-4 mins walk from our new home along a scenic country road but there is no footpath to allow safe travel and we are forced to walk on the actual road surface where cars pass at speed with a speed limit in place of 60Mph!
I approached the local District office for Roads Service NI and requested they trim and maintain the road side verges and bushes therein to at least allow pedestrians to use the amble space available to make the short journey to the school safely AND to allow approaching traffic a full unobstructed view of the road in both directions for both their own safety and the pedestrians.
To date Roads Service NI have refused to carry out this simple task and having lobbied several members of the local department responsible as well as local elected council members, NI Assembly members and even MP Roads Service still to date have refused to carry out the work requested. Other factors that need to be addressed beyond the simple upkeep of this short stretch of road are the urgent requirement for a footpath and speed restrictions and traffic calming measures to ensure the maximum possible safety of all road users be they pedestrians or drivers.
With this in mind please sign this petition - we have yet another site meeting with roads service scheduled of May 17th 2013 and I want to present them with this petition to pressure them into taking immediate action.
Good Ulstermen like Rory McIlroy have to choose Irish or British? Why not just Northern Irish when it comes to the Olympics? It's juvenile, like being back in the playground being asked Catholic or Protestant? Celtic or Rangers? It's divisive, the Olympics is about bringing people together not dividing them.
Many non-independent countries have represented or still represent, in some cases, in the Olympics independently;
Dutch Antilies under Dutch rule.
West Indies while under UK rule.
Fiji while under UK rule.
Hong Kong under Chinese rule.
British and American Virgin Islands under UK and USA respectively.
Israel / Palestine, divided teams with similarities to NI?
South Africa while under UK rule.
Let's look at the third option and give Northern Ireland a chance.
GIVE RORY THE CHANCE OF WINNING OUR FIRST INDEPENDENT OLYMPIC GOLD. WE GOT 5 MEDALS IN LONDON 2012.
Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing of rock) is a method used to extract natural gas from the ground. The process involves pumping millions of gallons of water, mixed with toxic chemicals, thousands of feet deep into the ground.
It has been used in the USA and Australia and has caused widespread environmental damage,water pollution, including death to livestock and wildlife.
Serious health issues for people living in the area are also reported. Because of this damming body of evidence, which includes academic reports, moratoria on fracking have been put in place in the state of New York, New Jersey(USA), the North Rhine (Germany), South Africa and France.
A large area of N. Ireland will be affected by this and licenses have been issued for Central Larne-Lough Neagh Basin, Lough Allen Basin, Rathlin Basin and Rathlin Island. See link. http://www.detini.gov.uk/deti-energy-index/minerals-and-petroleum/petroleum_licensing_2.htm
The people of Northen Ireland need a full review of this decision and a ban on this process. This process could severely impact our tourism industry, agriculture, our water quality,environment and our health.
For more information see links below.
Protect our Environment-No Fracking Northen Ireland.
Stop Fracking Fermanagh.
We aim to encourage hospitality establishments to improve the family dining experience. We urge restaurants, cafes and food serving public houses to promote healthy children’s’ options, the choice to order smaller portions from the existing menu and to emphasis a commitment to seasonal and local produce, though implementation of the Available in Kid Size Stratagem.
We also strive to provide families with a platform to voice ideas and share experiences online with regards to their own dining experiences.
The public are unhappy with the current voting system and the proposed AV system is too complicated and of little interest to the majority of the public as will be shown by today's low turn out. The public have become disenfranchised with politics and our patriotism has been shaken.
Many other countries with excellent governments and economies use Proportional Representation voting systems such as Party List Voting, e.g. Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. It can be implemented simply with little if no additional costs. Other PR systems are still in use in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany on of the strongest economies in Europe. Voting turn out is getting lower and lower every election, the public are not happy with the current situation and revolts will become more common.
The public need to know and SEE their votes and opinions count, AV is not enough and people think you are not listening to them. They need honest politics where a coalition works together and is honest when they dislike or like the others policies. Please give us a referendum on PR so we can show you how we feel and listen to the results so we know you have our interests at heart.
We, the undersigned, residents from Northern Ireland, appeal to the government to take action to continue funding faith-based schools in order to promote a moral climate of universal character values which not only reduces juvenile delinquency but also proactively encourages responsible citizenship and behaviour for pupils in Northern Ireland as youth and adults;
The only aim of this Petition is to get wikipedia to change the name for Londonderry from 'Derry' to Londonderry as Londonderry is the official name of the City.
I ask all British Citizens and even more, to sign this for the sake of the nation.
Following the closure of acute services and A&E services in Omagh and Dungannon, the west of N. Ireland has become, and to quote MLA Deeny "Unsafe to live in".
The Department of Education in Northern Ireland is carrying out a review of funding for Northern Ireland's preparatory schools.
There are 17 prep schools attached to NI grammar schools and 2,500 primary age pupils attend them. At the moment they get £800 per pupil - much less than the £2,000 currently paid by the Department of Education for each primary school child.
There are many different arguments relating to the proposal. Given the complexity of the issue and its possible impact, it should be discussed by the whole Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Ulster Sports Museum is temporarily on show at Eddie Irvine Sports until 21st April this year. The Museum is an interactive, informative exhibition where people of all ages can learn about Northern Irelands' sporting heritage and its' future starts.
We want to become the permanent house of the museum. By signing this petition you show your support and help to keep the Museum here forever.
Cygnet House (as one of 16 Preparatory schools in the province and one of 3 Controlled Preparatory Schools) is faced with the Department of Education for Northern Ireland removing a 30% grant-aid funding contribution from the Prep school. The proposed reduction extends to all Preparatory schools across the province and will result in a financial shortfall in the required funding commencing September 2010.
This shortfall will most likely have a significant financial consequence upon:
i) the families of enrolled pupils;
ii) current primary schools budgets and class sizes which may experience an upturn in pupil enrolment as a direct reaction to financial pressures imposed upon families of enrolled Preparatory school pupils - removing the funding removes choice (accessibility being of fundamental consequence to the DENI position) from some financially constrained families;
iii) The financial viability of many of the Preparatory schools as a consequence of funding removal and the destabilising effect caused by exaggerated financial pressures of the families of enrolled Preparatory school pupils.
The proposed funding removal presents a number of of fundamental issues of immediate threat to Preparatory schools in the province, some of which should be challenged and some of which would benefit from the provision of clarification or pursued such that clarity can be established in the immediate term prior to irrevocable decisions and policy changes being established.
Specifically, enabling the broader community to voice a considered opinion on the topic of DENI funding removal from Preparatory schools and the ramifications that will be brought to bear; the method by which this funding removal would be effected and, indirectly, the continuing viability of Preparatory schools in the region (ensuring parents are afforded a choice separate to primary schools which may not offer the pupil comparable opportunity to achieve excellence in Key Stages 1 & 2 as well as transfers)
It may be argued as being fundamentally important on a number of levels that the accelerated funding review, consultation period and proposed enforcement date be delayed until such time as a balanced, objective assessment, considerate of the ramifications change would bring and how these ramifications may directly contradict the basic agenda & principals the Department of Education, can be undertaken and digested.
The 2009 Department of Employment and Learning review of Variable Fees and Student Finance arrangements will examine the higher education funding system in Northern Ireland. The outcome of the review will determine future policy on undergraduate student tuition fees and the financial support available to students at university.
Currently, variable tuition fees are capped at a maximum of just over £3000 per annum. One of the aspects the review will examine is the upper limit for tuition fees, and the question of raising the cap. The review will report its findings in 2010, and the Minister for Employment and Learning will consider its reports before submitting recommendations on the level of fees.
This is a unique opportunity for students to have an input into the fees charged by institutions. NUS-USI believes any rise in fees will burden students with unsustainable levels of debt; limit choices potential students can make when selecting their institution; and reduce opportunities for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
While the review considers the impact of the funding system on institutions and students, it is critical that students make it clear throughout that any rise in the current cap on variable fees will have a harmful impact on university applications, diversity of student body, retention rates and student debt.
Throughout the review process in 2009 and 2010, we will deliver regular updates on the number of signatures to the Chair of the review of Variable Fees and Student Finance arrangements Department of Employment and Learning; Queen’s University Belfast; University of Ulster; Stranmillis University College; St. Mary’s University College; Association of Northern Ireland Colleges; Open University; Education and Library Boards.
We will submit the petition to the Chair of the review and Minister for Employment and Learning once the review closes in 2010 for the writing-up stage.
Now is the time for Northern Ireland’s students to say no to any future rise of the current cap on student tuition fees.
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This group is a petition to Facebook to Create Proper UK County Networks.
In doing so, FB will finally be recognizing the UK as a nation (we are currently listed as Great Britain).
At the moment, USA and Canada have State Networks, with major towns associated with each network. Yet in our list, there is one county listed (West Midlands) and (apart from Wales) the rest are a few cities. There is no Network for England or Scotland and poor old Northern Ireland has been relegated to 'networks elsewhere'.
It is a big mess and, despite being continuously asked to sort it out, Facebook has left it that way for several years.
Petition asking Prime Minister Cameron , for action in delivering THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF IRISH REPUBLICAN PRISONERS.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
15. No Maze Stadium
This is to keep the home stadium of Northern Ireland Football/Soccer in Belfast and not where it is far from the bigger areas of Northern Ireland. Up the Belfast Stadium.
16. Liberate Donegal
The purpose of this petition is to re-dress the suffering that the people of Donegal have suffered since the government of the UK took the very wise step of partitioning the island of Ireland to ensure that the right of self-determination of the people of what is now called Northern Ireland was respected.
Unfortunately, when Northern Ireland was created, Donegal was not included in the part of Ireland that wished to stay in the UK. The problem since then has been that although Donegal is a large part of the geographical north of Ireland, it is not part of Northern Ireland. This causes great confusion as the people of Donegal are excluded from the commonly used term 'northerners' despite many of them living in the most northerly parts of the island. 'Northerners' is commonly used to describe the people of Northern Ireland.
This petition demands that this suffering should be put to an end, by making Donegal part of Northern ireland. The government of the Republic of Ireland should take immediate steps to hand over Donegal to the government of the UK, so that all the people in the geographical north of Ireland will become 'northerners' - ie citizens of Northern Ireland.
Note that this petition only calls for action re the county of Donegal. The people of Northern Ireland do not want county Monaghan because it is full of troublemakers.