Category: Covid-19

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces over €27 million to combat dereliction and breathe new life into rural towns and villages

Media release Wednesday, 14th December 2022   Largest ever investment under Town and Village Renewal Scheme Former Banks, Ballrooms, Courthouses, Convents, Cinemas, Garda Stations and FCA Halls to be regenerated for community use Public Plazas, Town Parks, Playgrounds, Community Gardens and Dog Parks to be developed Local Shops and Businesses in 26 towns to have…
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Galway County PPN makes Litter Management Plan Submission

on December 5th 2022 Galway County PPN submitted its Submission on the Galway County Litter Management Plan 2023-2025 following an information event and consultation process with the PPN members. You can read the submission here: Galway County PPN SUBMISSION on Litter Management Plan Section 10 of the Litter pollution Acts 1997 requires that a Local…
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Minister Humphreys and Tánaiste announce over €33 million to upgrade 278 Community Centres nationwide

Media Release Thursday 8th December 2022   Largest ever capital investment in Community Centres   Grants of up to €300,000 provided   Extensions to Existing Centres, Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Improved Access for People with Disabilities amongst works supported   Community Centres, Parish Halls, Scouts Clubs, Youth Hubs, Family Resource Centres & Sports Complexes across…
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Ministers Humphreys and Joe O’Brien announce €10 million Fund to support parish halls and community centres with energy bills

PRESS RELEASE! 18 Nov 2022 New Community Support Fund to assist thousands of community groups across the country   Support available for Parish Halls, Community Centres, Local Development Associations, Social Clubs, ICA Groups, Senior Citizen Groups, Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds and more   Small grants to help groups with running costs and rising energy bills…
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Galway County PPN supports unique Initative: WHO’S SHE GALWAY

On Saturday 8th October 2022, Galway County PPN supported the organization of a unique event aimed at bringing women across imaginary boundaries together. NETWORK MIX UP – We bought together women from all across Galway; urban, rural, migrants, settled, traveller, young and not so young, mixed abilities, employed and under employed, varied sexual orientation, different…
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Minister Joe O’Brien officially launches Values and Principles for collaboration and partnership working with Community and Voluntary Sector

Values and Principles co-developed with the sector Foundation for engagement between the state and community and voluntary organisations   Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, has today, (Wednesday October 19th), officially launched an agreed set of Values and Principles for collaboration and partnership with the Community and Voluntary Sector.   The launch…
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Galway County PPN Plenary

On Tuesday 27th September 2022 Galway County PPN held its first in-person Plenary event since the Covid Pandemic. The members of the Galway County PPN were asked to attend the meeting in the Claregalway Hotel and vote on a change to the PPN Constitution based on a Circular issued by the Department for Rural and…
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Galway Disability Forum mark May Way Day 2022

On Friday 30 September, the Galway Disability Forum invited its members to join them in marking Make Way Day 2022. ‘Make Way Day’ is a national campaign run by the Disability Federation of Ireland who collaborate across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors. The campaign brings the disability and wider community together to…
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Public Participation Network Structural Review- Resource Workers Submission

Further to the publication of Mazars Structural Review of the Public Participation Network – Report, the Department of Rural and Community Development sought the views of all Public Participation Networks, the CCMA, Local Authorities, host organisations and other relevant stakeholders on the report. The PPN Workers decided to make a join submission on behalf of…
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Galway County Public Participation Network meets Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD

Press Release   Monday 12th September 2022     Galway County Public Participation Network meets Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, to discuss community needs.   Galway County PPN met with Minister Joe O’Brien TD during his 2-day visit to Galway City and County PPN Secretariat Vincent Lyons highlighted some current shortcomings…
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