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Upcoming PPN Events

28 April                            Last Thursday of the Month Members Meet Up –

The last Thursday of the month meet-up in April is an introductory session for new members of the PPN to find out more about the work of the PPN. 

Come along if you’ve recently joined the PPN, or if you’ve been a member for a long time but would like to network with other organisations.

Email Beatriz for the zoom link for Thursday 28 April, from 7.00pm – 8.30pm

26 May                             PPN Plenary 7.00pm – 8.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral

This year’s May plenary will be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 26 May from 7.00pm – 8.30pm

There will be a speech from Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Costello, who will also launch the PPN’s first 5 Year Strategic Plan.  There will be updates about the ongoing work of the PPN, and we hope to show some of the PPN films.  There will be light refreshments and a chance to network with other PPN member groups and we would be very happy if you could register on Eventbrite here so that we can cater for the right number of people.

30 May – 03 June             PPN/DCU Summer School

(details to be confirmed).

30 June                            Last Thursday:  keeping it environmental

(details to be confirmed).

26 – 29 September           The PPN #FestivalofFundraising

The PPN, in partnership with Academy Street Workshop, will deliver another Festival of Fundraising in September 2022.  We will offer fundraising events, activities, and tips through the week of 26 – 29 September, including a practical, live fundraiser for one PPN organisation (further details to come).  Please keep these dates in your diaries so that as many people as possible can come along.

Creating Capable Communities

PPN Stakeholders are invited to attend the next sessions of the Creating Capable Communities course, delivered by the Department of Rural and Community Development, Social Justice Ireland, and Waterford Institute of Technology.  This FREE, online course takes place every Tuesday lunch time from 1.00pm – 2.30pm for seven weeks until 20 June.  The introduction session begins on Monday 25th April at 2.00pm so if you are interested in joining in with this cohort, please email Ruth before 2.00pm on Monday 25 April.

Alternatively, if you want to do the online training for this course alone, you can register for the online/self-directed learning sessions here.  This will give you access to all the resources and presentations, and you can go through the sessions at your own speed.

News from the wider PPN

EarthDay2022 Panel Discussion

You are invited to a panel discussion this Friday from 11.00am – 12.45pm to mark Earth Day 2022.  A panel discussion with speakers:  Sandrine Ndahire, Niamh Shaw, Sameera Mushini about sustainable living, our impact on the environment and how global south countries are mitigating the climate crisis.  The webinar registration is here

An Cosán:  Digital Inclusion Week

According to the government’s “Adult Literacy for Life” strategy launched last September, 1 in 2 adults in Ireland lack basic digital skills.   An Cosán are hosting events during 25 – 29 April to highlight and address this digital divide:  you can find out more about the events and supports here.

Dragonfly Ireland

Dragonfly Ireland are looking for volunteers to take part in collecting information for the Dragonfly and Damselfly records, as bio-indicators of water quality and climate change.  If you would like more information about how to get involved in this survey and volunteering, please go here.

Coalition 2030 and Roscommon Environmental Network

All PPN members are invited to a discussion on Wednesday 27 April hosted by Coalition 2030 and Roscommon Environmental Network, entitled “Ensuring that the new Local Economic and Community Plans (LECPS) are Truly Sustainable”

All welcome, but of particular interest to LCDC reps, and environmental groups.  Further information available from: 

Irish Hospice Foundation

“Pledge to Plant” is a new fundraiser by the Irish Hospice Foundation for people to grow and sell their botanic creations, to raise vital funds for the hospice.  Simply register here to receive your complimentary seeds to get started! 

Ideally, if there were a few PPN people pledging to plant…we could give one another support and advice through our growing!  If you do pledge to plant, please let Ruth know or share photos of your green fingers on social media and we will share them with the wider PPN. 

Happy Growing!

Rising Tide

Rising Tide is a week long summer project to explore creative and fun ways of dealing with rising sea levels in Dublin, Cork and Clare.  This project is aimed at young people from ages 14 – 18 and Rising Tide would be very grateful if you could share this information with appropriate youth groups. 

You can find out more about Rising Tide here.

I-Mark Champions Training

The Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network (ICAAN) are offering training to people whose organisations have signed up to I-MARK on 13 May, from 10.00am to 12.00pm

Email for further details of this training and of the I-MARK, ICAAN activities in general.

SlánteCare and Age Friendly invite you to webinar on Healthy Age Friendly Homes on 28 April from 3.30pm – 5.00pm 

This webinar will provide information about improving the living conditions of older people, through access to continued health, social care and tailored community supports.  You can sign up to this webinar here

Tidytowns would like to share their newsletters here:

And finally…Dublin Commuter Coalition would like to invite you to a panel discussion entitled, “How can we ensure fair public transport for women?” 

Dr Maria Chaira Leve, Dr Mary Kinahan and Ajeni Thimnu will discuss this question online on Monday 25 April, from 7.30pm onwards.  You can sign up to the Teams registration here

Other Updates

Dublin City Council would also like to share a link to their Community Grants and Funding webpage here

The Department of Rural and Community Development has asked PPNs to share information, with groups who are working in response to the Ukrainian crisis.  You can read Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine here

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media have launched a consultation on the hosting of major international sports events, and you and your organisation are invited to take the survey here

Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meetings

If you would like to see your elected representatives in action and would like to learn more about what goes on in the Dublin City Council SPC meetings, you can watch the meetings live or recorded here

You can see a full list of your Dublin City PPN representatives here.

PPN Communications

Please follow Dublin City PPN on Facebook and Twitter if you can, and feel free to browse through our website

Dublin City PPN is hosted by Dublin City Volunteer Centre, and you can find out more about their work and activities here.

Please contact Ruth on or Beatriz on if you have any questions, comments, thoughts or suggestions.

Strength in using a common structure.

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