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The closing date for applying for the PPN Support Worker role is Wednesday 03 July.  Please do share with anyone you think would be suitable in joining a two-person team, to administer the work of Dublin City PPN.  Further details of the job specification, here.

You can access the June/July Funding Point on DCC’s website here.  (Please scroll down until you find a PDF, called: “Fundingpoint Local Digest – Dublin City Council, June – July, 2024).

Application deadline extended until Friday 12 July, for this year’s National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards.  More information here.

Cycling Ireland would like PPN member groups to read through the app called, “Link My Ride” here.  “Link my ride” is a community of like minded people united by the joy of cycling.

University College Cork, (UCC), invite PPN members to apply for a Masters’ programme in Voluntary and Community Sector Management.  This is a part-time, Level 9 programme, with a start date of 09 September.  Further details here.

The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), invite PPN members to read the latest issue of their Community and Disability Newsletter here.  Issue three carries information about the local elections, training resources, Make Way Day, the DFI podcast, and some “Good News Stories”.

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation invites PPN members to its Peace Book Club on 30 July.  This book club is part of the Women’s Leadership Programme and members have chosen “The Myth of Normal:  Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture” by Gabor Mate as the next book.  Find out how to join here.

Community Law and Mediation invite you to sign up to their regular newsletter here.

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage invite PPN members to follow its updates about Marine Protected Areas here. There will be another webinar in late July, to present the a report and answer questions from the public.

Clann Credo invite you to their Conference on 12 September 2024 in Croke Park.  You can book tickets here.  The name of the conference is “Building Sustainable Communities through Social Finance”.

Local Authorities Waters Programme (LAWPRO) invite you to apply for grants to cover small scale initiatives and events.  Further details here.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) invite you to sign up for a new online training programme called, “Let’s Talk About Suicide”, which you can access here

The National BioDiversity Data Centre invite you to read their “Biodiversity Ireland Newsletter” here.

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) invite you to apply for Community Centres Investment Fund.  Please follow this link here for details about the Information Sessions, the application process and criteria.

Finally, the Dublin Inquirer invite you to read an article entitled: “As they take up their seats, councillors fall under new rules for behaviour on and offline”.  The code of conduct for councillors says they cannot post, “content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination”.  You can read the full article here.


During this year’s Summer School at DCU, PPN coordinators, Ruth Powell and Simone Sav gave an online presentation called, “What is the PPN?”  You can access this presentation here.

PPN Autumn Series of Training

Healthy You – care for the carer training sessions with Martin Saunders.  

Anti-Racism and Equality Training with Dr Ebun Joseph

Online supports for Dublin City PPN in partnership with DLR PPN and Carmichael.

Please save the date of Thursday 21 November for the PPN Plenary

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.

Updates from PPN Representatives and Secretariat

Dublin City Council will soon request PPN representation on several DCC committees.  The committees will focus on areas such as housing/climate/culture/planning/finance/economic development and transport, and the PPN will then ask for nominations from the Member Groups.  If you are interested in committee work, and have experience of a representative role, perhaps this voluntary role is for you.  Please email Ruth on if you would like to find out more about the responsibilities and time commitments.  Only PPN Member Groups can nominate.

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