who are we?
Extinction Rebellion is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world. From under 18 to over 80 year olds – there are thousands of people willing to put their liberty on the line to fight the climate and ecological emergency and protect biodiversity and atmospheric health.
We don’t align with any political party and welcome people who vote for all political parties and none.
We are working to improve diversity in our movement. We don’t think it is helpful to set this up as a fight between the “left” and the “right”, we have an enormous challenge before us, we believe we need to lay down our differences and find our common ground.
At the core of Extinction Rebellion’s philosophy is nonviolent civil disobedience. We promote civil disobedience and rebellion because we think it is necessary- we are asking people to find their courage and to collectively do what is necessary to bring about change.
We organise in small local affinity groups (We have local groups in Dublin, Cork, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Limerick, Derry, Leitrim, Wexford, Dingle, West Cork and Northern Ireland) and at national level via circles. We are working to build a movement that is participatory, decentralised, and inclusive.
All are welcome who want to adhere to our principles and values which are listed on the Our Values page.
These enable us to attract the many people we need to bring about the change we need in safe, inclusive and respectful way.
Let’s get to it!
Love & rage,
Extinction Rebellion Ireland