- Ruth was on the #GoodmorningDublin show on Dublin City FM last week, speaking about the PPN. You can listen back here:
PPN Film Festival: last year we made ten films of PPN member groups, and the films are now on our website for you to watch and enjoy!
We are going to make a further five films, to add to these: if you would like your organisation to be filmed by local film maker, Paul Woodward, please get in touch with Ruth.
- Beatriz is currently trying to re-register about half of our members, so that our data is up-to-date and reliable. She has sent emails to 500+ primary contacts, asking you to check your details. Please try and reply to her emails, if you can, so that the information we have here on our Members’ Directory is as accurate as it can be.
- Many of you will remember the Mazar’s structural review of the PPN last year, and you can read their report here. The Department of Rural and Community Development are now asking for PPNs to send a written response to this report to them, by 30th August. To facilitate this process, Social Justice Ireland are holding online consultation sessions, for all PPN members. If you would like to go to one of these sessions, you can register directly below:
Saturday 23rd July 10am – 12 pm Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-6hqzwqGdy50rHQcfGlXQzU944OQDSE
Monday 25th July 7 – 9 pm Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceitpj8iG9Fgyw_Om4p14oyNHf-PDtXp
News from the wider PPN
- Catherine Lane, from the National Women’s Council of Ireland, would like to promote the Salesforce Blazeintech Women’s Programme to PPN members. This programme will train those, who identify as women, without an IT background, who come from diverse and underrepresented communities, or have taken long career breaks, to earn technical and business skills, propelling them to a career in the Salesforce ecosystem. You can register for this 100-hour programme here: https://forms.gle/CrYrK1myT6QzMBUSA
- Paula Leonard, from the Alcohol Forum Ireland, and who spoke at the Last Thursday members’ meet-up in February, would like to invite PPN member groups to read their newsletter: Supporting Independence from Alcohol Industry Influence Please contact Paula directly if you would like further information about adopting the iMark for your group, or network.
- Explore Your Shore is a chance for the public to get involved in marine biodiversity citizen science surveys, and partner shores. Just go to the website for advice and tools for collecting data on marine life, from jelly fish to basking sharks! What can you spot? Spot it, record it, send it to Explore Your Shore.
Climate Conversations 2022
The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications recently invited PPN members to get involved in small group discussions, and many thanks to those groups who did. In addition, the Department would like to invite individuals to complete online surveys and questionnaires about shopping, reuse and recycling, food and food waste, heating, sustainable living, local environment, and climate change. You can complete the form here: and the closing date is 09 September.
Dublin City Council Local Area Grant Applications are open until Friday 22 July at 5.00pm – grants of up to 1500 euro are available for PPN members and you can find out more about the application criteria and process 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 SPC meetings, you can watch the meetings live or recorded here:
You can see a full list of your Dublin City PPN representatives here.
Dublin City PPN is hosted by Dublin City Volunteer Centre, and you can find out more about their work and activities here.
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