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From TheJournal.ie The BBC is scrapping free TV licences for over-75s Petition

The BBC is scrapping free TV licences for over-75s

The British broadcaster said “fairness” was the driving force behind the decision.

From TheJournal.ie NTA defends new MetroLink stop despite €12 million spend on nearby underground station site 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.

From TheJournal.ie Petition to reverse Brexit swells to 3.7m signatures, as Commons states that 96% of supporters are British 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2 million people sign petition on Parliament website to revoke Article 50 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures 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.

From TheJournal.ie Harris makes representations to halt Bray pupil's deportation: 'Eric is Irish. This is his home' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy 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.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light Fingal

Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light

There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.

From TheJournal.ie 'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today 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.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church 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.

From TheJournal.ie Costing the city over $100k a day, New Yorkers are desperate to get Melania Trump to move out 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.

From TheJournal.ie Sky has pulled the Michael Jackson programme after complaints 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.

From TheJournal.ie Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis 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.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Chinese gate to mark Chinatown on Dublin's Parnell Street Petition This post contains a poll

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie UK government dismisses four-million-signature petition calling for a second Brexit vote 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for parents of four-year-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be prosecuted Justice For Harambe This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman wins right to not have to wear high heels to work 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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs 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.

From The42 He's made a lot of cash, now Conor McGregor's face could feature on it 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.

From TheJournal.ie UK Parliament could be set to consider a debate on banning Donald Trump 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.

From TheJournal.ie Petition to change Australian currency to 'Dollarydoos' gains momentum 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.”

From The42 'I can't fulfil my livelihood' - Ian McKinley is petitioning the IRFU to allow protective goggles 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

From TheJournal.ie American teacher suspended for using offensive word during class discussion of racist terms 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.

From TheJournal.ie Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman India

Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman

They are aged just 15 and 23 years old.

From TheJournal.ie The dog "sentenced to death for barking" was never ordered to be put down 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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama weighs in on sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby 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.

From TheJournal.ie Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be an age limit on getting your ears pierced? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Men press on with their legal challenges against the marriage referendum 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.

From TheJournal.ie Crackdown on rough sleeping in London hipster hotspots sparks outrage 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Council plans to build houses on recreational area - and some locals are not happy 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.

From TheJournal.ie 19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed 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.

Over 200,000 people have signed a petition to get Katie Hopkins fired

Criticism of the reality TV contestant turned columnist is coming to a head.

Thousands have signed a petition to ban Kanye from playing Glastonbury

Because the Clarkson one worked so well.

From TheJournal.ie Clarkson 'called Top Gear producer lazy Irish and punched him' Dinosaur

Clarkson 'called Top Gear producer lazy Irish and punched him'

The Top Gear presenter could be about to quit the BBC.

From TheJournal.ie Redheads really, really want a ginger emoji Don't Forget Us

Redheads really, really want a ginger emoji

The petition states ‘an important group of people are still missing from the emoji family of 300 new symbols’.

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