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National Branding and Communications Campaign:  the Department of Rural and Community Development invite you to choose which logo Dublin City PPN (and other PPNs) should change to.  You can choose one option, out of four and you can see all four options here

Please email Ruth with your vote/comments or questions by 08 September.

Threshold ask you to send a submission to the Housing Commission, to ask for a referendum to include the “Right to Housing” in the Constitution.  Threshold have created a message:  all you have to do is sign your name and click “submit”.  You can do it in less than two minutes, here.

Dublin City Council invite you to a photo opportunity on 11 September, to create an “Efficiency of Space” image.  The idea of this photo is to show how much more space cars take up on the road, compared with sustainable modes of transport.  80 volunteers are needed for this photo, and you are welcome to sign up here

DCC also currently have an open public consultation on the Local Property Tax (LPT), until 08 September.  This is to gage public opinion on the adjustment of the base rate of LPT for 2023.  FAQs, 2022 Budget, and an online survey here.

News from the wider PPN

The ILMI invite you to a webinar on 07 September at 3.00pm called, “Everything you want to know about Disability but were afraid to ask, PART THREE:  Let’s talk about the social model of disability”.  You can find out more and sign up to this webinar here.

Community Gardens Ireland want to double the numbers of allotments and community gardens in Ireland by 2025.  They would like local authorities to provide community growing spaces, and to this end, they have started a campaign to achieve these goals.  You can find out more about the campaign and how to get involved here.

Community Law and Mediation invite you to a webinar, on 7 September from 9.30am – 10.30am, to prepare for the Climate Action Plan 2023 public consultation.  This webinar is aimed at citizens, grassroots groups, and organisations and you can find out more and register for the webinar here.

Friends of the Earth have asked Dublin City PPN to sign an open letter, asking the government of Ireland to tackle both energy poverty and pollution, in response to the worsening energy crisis.  You can read this open letter here and you are also invited to sign the letter, on behalf of your organisation. 

Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, is carrying out an assessment of training that may be required by those who manage volunteers. If you manage volunteers, you are invited to complete the survey here.

The Liberties Festival 2022 is taking place from 01 – 04 September and has a series of family friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting, multi-cultural and arts programme.  You can find out all about the festival here.

Autumn Training Courses

If you would like to register for the Social Justice Ireland online-only training on the structure, form and functions of the PPNs in Ireland you can sign up to the training here.  This online, self-managed training is of benefit to anyone involved in the PPN, who wants to know about its history, purpose, and role and who wants to learn more about the PPNs true potential.

Recovery College would like to share their full range of course with you here.

An Cosán invite you to their open day, in Jobstown, Tallaght on 7 September.  Anyone interested in returning to education as an adult learner, upskilling for the workplace, or undertaking wellbeing classes is welcome to drop in anytime between 10.00am and 8.00pm and you can find out more here.

Anam Cara invite you to an event called “Supporting a bereaved colleague on their return to work”.  The session takes place on Friday 23 September, from 10.30am – 12.30pm with Dorothy Ingram, who is a pluralistic counsellor.  Her specialist area is bereavement.  For more information about this event, please go here.

Dublin City Volunteer Centre have a variety of diverse training sessions and other supports here.  DCVC have also just launched their strategic 5 year plan, and you can read that here

The Wheel offer excellent training for people and organisations here and Carmichael have a huge selection of in-person or online courses here.

PPN Autumn Events

Finally, don’t forget to come to our PPN events this autumn.

26 – 29 September

Festival of Fundraising

27 October               

Last Thursday of the month members’ meet-up

24 November            

PPN Plenary in the Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun

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.

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.

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