Category: News

Our Rural Future – Minister Humphreys and Minister Joe O’Brien launch the €50 million Community Recognition Fund

Major initiative to support communities that have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries Funding for sports clubs, community organisations, transport infrastructure and local groups Every local authority in the country to benefit   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, have today set out the details of…
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PPN December Newsletter out now

Dear PPN Members, Please see below our December 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. Read HERE: PPN December 2022 Newsletter If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected] 

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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Minister Humphreys and Tánaiste announce over €33 million to upgrade 278 Community Centres nationwide

  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 country set to benefit   The Minister for Rural…
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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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Galway County PPN visits Municipal District meetings

  Galway County PPN have begun a series of presentations at Municipal District meetings across the County to address stakeholders, such as County Councillors, of the added value of the PPN in the democratic process of participative representation.   Here PPN Coordinator, Charlotte May and PPN Secretariat Member, Vincent Lyons stand in front of the…
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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys launches Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors

PRESS RELEASE: 28 November 2022   Ireland’s first ever National Outdoor Recreation Strategy Over 2.7m visitors take part in outdoor activities Strategy will deliver major economic and health benefits €14 million announced to develop adventure tourism projects Focus on Hiking, Cycling, Wild Swimming, Kayaking & more National Walks Scheme to be expanded to 150 trails…
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New €3 million creative climate action fund launched by Government

Friday, 25th November 2022 Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan, today launched a €3 million fund to support imaginative creative projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioural changes. Applications for the scheme…
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Report from Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters

Enhancing participation of people with disabilities With this report, the Committee considers how the participation of people with disabilities in different spheres of life can only come about when we treat people with disabilities with presumed capacity for independent thinking and living in contributing to society. Read the report below; Participation of People with Disabilities

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