Category: News

Disability Awareness Training – Inclusive Community Groups

As part of Social Inclusion Week 2023, we have arranged Disability Awareness Training – Inclusive Community Groups – delivered by Disability Federation of Ireland Monday, 20th November from 15.00–16.30 Topics Covered The principles of Inclusion Communication Building Accessibility Group Management and planning of Activities Case Studies Guest Speaker: Carmel Craven (expert by experience) Register in advance…
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Register to Vote Information

The electoral registration process has changed. Even if you are already registered, you now need to add your PPSN, date of birth and Eircode. This will allow your local authority to confirm your details and help to ensure the accuracy of the electoral register. Check the Register below:  

A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making

From Department of Rural and Community Development Published on 1 February 2023 Last updated on 25 October 2023 ‘A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making’ supports consultation and engagement at local level. The handy ‘how-to’ reference guide is aimed at ensuring that the most marginalised and disadvantaged communities have opportunities to engage and…
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PPN holds SDG Training for Tidy Towns groups

To celebrate and highlight European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 20 September – 26 September 2023 the PPN ran two Sustainable Development Goals workshops specifically tailored to Tidy Towns groups. ‘The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development. The recently adopted global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…
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Call for the creation of a Corrib Forum

The Who’s Who in the Corrib event last Saturday, 2nd September in Claregalway, heard calls on the need for a Corrib Forum, to bring together the many State agencies and voluntary groups that are working to protect the Corrib. The Corrib workshop included over 40 representatives from Galway City & County Councils, EPA, Inland Fisheries,…
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Enhancing Social Inclusion in 2023 – Pobal 30 Galway Event

Pobal’s second regional event, celebrating our 30th Anniversary, took place in Galway on 6 September 2023.  The event was held in the Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill. The theme of the event was ‘Enhancing Social Inclusion in 2023’ and the focus of the day was on Pobal, Government and communities in the Galway region working together to…
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Who’s Who in the Corrib – Working together for Better Water Quality

Who’s Who in the Corrib – Working together for Better Water Quality   On Saturday, September 2nd at 11am, an exciting and informative event is taking place for the public! The event was inspired by community concerns over the water quality in the Corrib Catchment. Several groups, including the Ballindiff Bay Angling Club, Corrib Beo,…
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Minister Joe O’Brien officially announces bursaries for professional Community Work education

From Department of Rural and Community Development Published on 28 July 2023 Last updated on 28 July 2023 • Community workers supported to get professional Community Work qualifications • Commitment under the government’s five year strategy for the Community and Voluntary sector: Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities The Minister of State for Communities, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien T.D. has…
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PPN July / August 2023 Newsletter

Dear PPN Members,   Please see below our July / August 2023 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected] or [email protected]  Read here:

New initiatives to drive climate action in the cultural sector

14 June 2023 Minister Martin announces new funding and plan to support cultural organisations to reduce carbon emissions Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has today set out her vision for the cultural sector to become a leader on climate action in Ireland. At the core of this vision will…
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