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PPN Bulletin

Congratulations to all the newly elected and re-elected Councillors of Dublin City Council.  The Dublin City Public Participation Network (PPN) looks forward to working with the new (and re-elected) Councillors through committees and working groups, to improve the quality of life for those who live in, work in, study in and visit Dublin City.

You can see the full list of all 63 councillors here

In the next short while, Dublin City Council will contact the PPN and request representation on committees and working groups. The PPN will send out official nomination forms to all members.  If the correct number of people are nominated, they will be deemed elected:  if more people are nominated than there are seats for, we will have elections using the soft wear, Election Buddy.

Please email Ruth on if you would like more information about representing the PPN at the council. 

At the moment we are making an informal list of those who might be interested.

Goodbye and good luck, to our Support Worker, Rachel Merriman who leaves the PPN this week.  Rachel has worked tirelessly to administer the work of the PPN and we wish her all the very best in her new adventures.  Rachel originally joined the PPN in November 2022 and she will be very missed by member groups, Representatives, thematic groups and staff!  Goodbye Rachel and thank you for everything.

The PPN is now recruiting for a new support worker:  you can find all the details for the role, including the role description, salary details, and application process here.

Autumn series of training sessions

The PPN will offer the following FREE training sessions for its Member Groups this autumn. 

Wednesday 11 September, 2.00pm – 5.00pm (venue to be confirmed).

Understanding (Anti) Racism Training in the Workplace with Dr Ebun Joseph.

Wednesday 18 September, 2.00pm – 5.00pm (venue to be confirmed).

Implicit (unconscious) Bias Training:  with the bias test, with Dr Ebun Joseph.

Wednesday 25 September, 2.00pm – 5.00pm (venue to be confirmed).

Storytelling and Active Un-Learning as a means of navigating the workplace, with Dr Ebun Joseph.

“Healthy You” workshops with Martin Saunders:  Care for the Carers

The “Healthy You” workshop was developed by Martin Saunders and Eveanna O’Meara to help workers and volunteers in the community sector manage their physical and mental well-being, to avoid burnout and to equip them with tools and information to do so.

Friday 06 September, 20 September, 04 October and 18 October 10.00am – 1.00pm (venue to be confirmed)

This workshop will be repeated four times, to allow as many member groups to attend as possible.

Online Supports with Carmichael and Dún Laoghaire PPN

Thursday 19 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Facilitation Skills for Online Meetings with Clare Mulvany

Thursday 26 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Facilitation Skills for in-person meetings with Clare Mulvany

Wednesday 02 October 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Grant Applications with Evelyn Fitzpatrick

Wednesday 09 October 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Mastering Powerpoint for Impactful Presentations with Fiona Walsh

PPN for Beginners:  orientation for our newly elected Representatives to take place during September and October.  These sessions will be semi-formal and will include refreshments, team building activities and time for reflection and planning.  Further details to come.

General Information

Deadline for applications for the IPPOSI Citizens’ Jury on the role of AI in healthcare is 21 June.  Full details and application process here.

Deadline for applications for DCU’s MSc in Climate Change:  Policy, Media and Society 01 and 31 July.  Full details and application process here.

Ómós Áite – Resources Launch Friday 21 June, 12.30 – 1.30pm Growing our approach to place-based learning.  Full details and zoom link here.

The Department of Health has commissioned a reference group for the care for older people, and you can read the department’s press release here.

The College Green Dame Street Public Realm Project invite PPN members to read its latest update here and email if they have any questions, comments or further remarks.

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