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You are all very welcome to attend the autumn series of training events advertised on the events section of our website.

09 September:  A presentation from Andrew Montague to the Planning Linkage Group meeting from 6.00pm – 8.00pm on how to write a good submission to the council, with reference to the Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – 2028

20 – 23 September:  A festival of fundraising with Academy Street Workshop.  A selection of workshops, training sessions and one-to-one sessions to help smaller organisations increase fundraising capacity.  You can sign up to one, or all of the FREE sessions available here.

Beatriz has been asking members what further training they would find most useful, so more information about Dublin City PPN’s specifically designed and developed autumn training sessions coming soon.

Northside Today on NearFM

The first of our autumn/winter radio slots with John Healy from Northside Today, on NearFM took place on Wednesday with an interview with Ann Dempsy from Third Age.  You can listen back here.

If you would like to listen back to the previous 12 interviews in 2021 with John Healy, you can do so here.

Next Wednesday, John will interview Odran Reid:

Odran Reid is a PPN elected representative on the Economic, Development and Enterprise SPC, as a member of the Community and Voluntary pillar and as a representative from the organisation Northside Homecare Service, and as the Chairperson of Northside Counselling Service.  Odran is also an Economics Lecturer with TU Dublin and specialises in planning, socio-economic analysis, impact assessment, community consultation and governance. Odran is also on the Planning and Urban Form SPC as a nominated representative from the Irish Planning Institute and will be available to Dublin City PPN organisations, to help them write submissions to DCC in the autumn, with regards to the Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – 2028.

If you would like to speak on the radio show, and promote your organisation’s work and activities, please email Ruth on

Dublin City Council are asking for feedback on the  traffic-free trial at Capel Street and Parliament Street and the online survey is open until 20 September.  You can complete the survey here.

The Department of Rural and Community Development has announced over €4.2 million in funding for schools, sports clubs, playgrounds and community organisations under the CLÁR programme and you can find out more about this funding here.

You are welcome to browse the Resource Section of our website for the PPN Handbook (2020), Annual Report (2019) and Dublin City PPN Constitution.  Meanwhile, you can see your full list of committee representatives and Secretariat members here.

News from the wider PPN

Crumlin Cleanup campaign has been chosen as the location of a €200,000 Creative Climate Action Project.  This project will consist of a year-long series of events that will support creative, cultural, and artistic projects that build awareness around climate change and empower Crumlin residents, businesses and groups to make meaningful changes.  If you would like to register for the launch project on 07 September, you can do so here:  Many congratulations Crumlin CleanUp Campaign!

Dublin Climate Action Week:  a one week programme of online and in-person events running from 13 – 19 September, 2021, which aims to inspire, share knowledge and highlight best practice on climate action:  further details and registration here:

Cityscapes still have places on their FREE community focused journalism courses here.

Smashing Times have an open call for stories, and poems inspired by people who have helped Shape Our Lives here.

Meeting Place Club would like to share some of their recent videos here and here

Information about this year’s #MakeWayDay is here.

You can access a wide range of FREE training for you and other members of your organisations with The Wheel, Carmichael, and  Volunteer Ireland

If you don’t have time to do the training sessions, perhaps ask one of your volunteers to do it and share it with you afterwards!  If you would like to have volunteers working with you, get in touch with Dublin City Volunteer Centre for supports and services in this area.  You can find out how to recruit volunteers to your programme here

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