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Dublin City PPN Migrant Thematic Group will host a stand at the Africa Day celebrations this year, on Sunday 19 May at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham.  Volunteers from the MTG will be available to talk about their own member groups, the activities of the MTG and the PPN, and migrant issues in general. If you would like to get involved in this day, please email Ruth.

The next PPN Plenary will be held on Thursday 23 May at the Gresham on O’Connell Street.  Registration, and programme details to follow shortly.  Please save the date.

The local authorities of the Dublin Agglomeration (DCC/DLR/Fingal/SDC/Wicklow and Kildare), are preparing a Noise Action Plan, to cover the whole of the Dublin agglomeration.  The Noise Action Plan has been informed by, and is based on, the Strategic Noise Maps, which were prepared for the agglomeration of Dublin in 2022, and which cover transport…and industry related environmental noise sources.  You read more about this consultation and make an online submission here.

The Dublin Learning City Festival 2024, is taking place this week and there is still time to sign up to events taking place today, 17 April.  You can read the programme here. (There are also a few events taking place Thursday and Friday).

PPN Member Group Alone would like to share their annual report with the network.  You can read and distribute the report here.

The Land Development Agency and Dublin City Council are pleased to launch consultation on the draft plans for the Bluebell Waterways Project.  This project aims to develop affordable homes, community and recreational amenities beside Lock 5 on  the Grand Canal:  full details here.  There is a public consultation drop in on Thursday 18 April, from 4.00pm – 8.00pm at Our Lady of Wayside NS Hall.


Social Justice Ireland have an online, self-guided course on the Public Participation Networks.  This online support covers the following topics:  an introduction to PPNs, effective facilitation, effective participation in consultancies, local government budgets, measuring outcomes and impacts, PPNs and local government and strategic planning.  You can register for this support here.

The Wheel provide online supports to the Public Participation Networks and topics include:  PPN Hosting Arrangements, Basics of Employment and HR Practice, Successful Communication for Community Groups and Voluntary Boards, Leading Communities:  the Role of Board or Committee Members, Social Media, Procurement, Strategic Planning.  You can download these resources here

The next Dublin City PPN, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown PPN and Carmichael online training supports for PPN member groups is:

Wednesday 24 April from 10.30 – 11.30am

Breaking the Cycle – role rotation

Further details of the two sessions and registration for the zoom link here.

Updates from Representatives and Secretariat

All Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meetings can be accessed here

It is easy to find minutes, reports, presentations, and other documents for each meeting, under the areas of housing, traffic and transport, planning and urban form, culture, finance, economic development and climate action.  All these seats will be vacant later in 2024.

Information about the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) meetings can be accessed here.  Two of the five seats will be vacant later in 2024.

Please contact Ruth and/or Rachel if you would like more information about the role of PPN representatives on the new SPCs to be formed, after the local elections on 07 June 2024.  Ruth and Rachel are available for one-to-one chats/coffees/zooms or visits to your group, to talk more about the up-and-coming vacancies.

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PPN Events PPN Plenary at the Gresham, 23 May here. PPN DCU Summer School 27 – 30 May here. Information Applications are now open for the Music Capital Scheme Award …

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Information PPN Member Group, All Together in Dignity (ATD) invite you to enjoy their most recent publication, “Creative Pathways to Participation”.  This is a collection of poetry, writing, and art …

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Information Come along to the PPN Information Night, online on Thursday 09 May 2024, from 7.00pm – 8.00pm  This session will be of interest to new members of the PPN, …

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Information Dublin City PPN Migrant Thematic Group will host a stand at the Africa Day celebrations this year, on Sunday 19 May at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham.  Volunteers from the …

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Information The Irish Environmental Network (IEN) would like to invite PPN member groups, Representatives and Secretariat to a webinar on 29 April at 6.30pm called, “Motion for the Ocean”.  Join …

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Information Dublin City PPN continues to upgrade and improve its website.  We are adding a section where member groups can advertise their facilities to other PPN member groups in the …

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Information The PPN Disability Thematic Group (DTG) hosted an event at the Mansion House on Wednesday 20 March, called, “Access Issues to the Public Realm in Pictures”.  The Lord Mayor, …

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Information Africa Day:  Africa Day is the annual celebration of the continent’s cultures and people and falls on Thursday 25 May each year.  This year, Dublin City Council in partnership with the …