Training Opportunities this Autumn (this weekend, and next week).
There are still some places left on this weekend’s “How to 2” training, with Ellenora Lynch, at Carmichael on:
Friday 22 September, from 4.00pm – 6.00pm and
Saturday 23 September, from 10.00am – 4.00pm
This training follows on the from the “how to” training in February, aimed to support and guide elected representatives and Secretariat to fulfil the responsibilities of their roles. It has been designed for current, (and future) serving representatives and Secretariat and if you would like to attend, please email Ruth on
Registrations for this year’s Festival of Fundraising (25 September – 28 September) are LIVE. Online, in person, daytime and evening workshops and one-to-one sessions are FREE for Dublin City PPN members, but you must register before-hand. Further details here.
A big thank you to all those brave souls who came to the first of three Environmental Days, last Friday in Flanagan’s Fields, and later at the F2 Centre. The next two Environmental Days are on 28 October, from 10.00am – 4.00pm, and 27 November, from 10.00am – 4.00pm Please email Ruth for more information.
Tonight’s (Wednesday 20 September), online, support session for member groups, in partnership with Dun Laoghaire PPN and Carmichael, is on GDPR and Data Protection. The session takes place from 7.00pm – 9.00pm, is FREE for member groups and please email Ruth for the zoom link. Further details here
Updates from the Representatives and Secretariat
Dublin City PPN’s Quarter 2 Workplan Report is now uploaded to our website here.
Stephen Rourke, who is one of the PPN’s consultant facilitators, would like to share a position paper for the PPN’s Planning and Urban Form linkage group. You can access and read the position paper here.
Member groups that would like to join the Environmental Pillar of the PPN, must be approved by the Irish Environmental Network. Catherine O’Toole, of the Irish Environmental Network (IEN), and the Dublin City PPN Secretariat, would like the share the following documents with PPN members. These documents are the criteria and application forms for joining the Environmental Pillar of the PPN, and you can download them here.
This year’s #MakeWayDay is on Friday 21 September. Make Way Day is a campaign that brings the disability and wider community together, to consider the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share. It is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland and is a unique collaboration across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors, and you can find out more and get involved here.
The National Disability Authority would like to invite PPN Members to the NDA’s Annual Conference on 26 October, in the Aviva Stadium. The theme of the conference is, “Guaranteeing the equal participation of disabled people in political and public life in Ireland – UNCRPD Article 29” and further information can be found here.
Dublin City Council has published its draft climate action plan, “Climate Neutral Dublin, 2030”, which sets out the actions that will be taken by the city council to prepare the city for the known impacts of climate change: flooding, sea level rise, extreme weather events and drought. You can read more about the draft, and how to make a submission here.
A public consultation is now open for the Dublin City Centre Transport Plan of 2023. The publication of this plan is an objective of the Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – 2028, which was adopted by the elected members in November 2022, and of the Transport Strategy of the greater Dublin area, as approved by the Minister for Transport in January 2023. You can read more about it and make a submission here and this consultation is open until 01 December, 2023.
Sandra Dillon from Meeting Place Club, would like to invite PPN member groups to a celebration on 22 September from 10 – 12.30 at the Scouts Hall, Cardiff Bridge. Please contact Sandra on social media if you would like to hear more about this event.
The Dublin Airport Community Fund is now open for applications until Friday 27 October. Details of who can apply, how to apply and how much can be applied for are here. If you require assistance or have any questions related to the fund, you can contact them directly, and they will assist you with your application. The email address is:
Dublin City Council, with the support of the National Transport Authority proposes to provide 1.6 km of improved walking and cycling facilities from Holles Street junction, along Mount Street Lower and Northumberland Road, to Lansdown Road Junction. Further details and an online survey to access and make your thoughts known are here.
Heritage Keepers Programme Open for New Round of Applications: lift the lid on your local heritage, with further details here.
Belle Harmonics will present a charity concert in aid of Turn2Me on the 29 September in Pepper Cannister Church, Dublin. Tickets available here.