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PPN Bulletin

The Public Participation Network has three main purposes:

  • To share information with the Member Groups in the network
  • To offer training opportunities to the Member Groups in the network
  • To help Member Groups participate more, in local authority decision making, and to this end we have 20 nominated and elected Representatives, who sit on Dublin City Council committees, on behalf of the PPN.

We thought it might be useful, to divide our PPN Bulletins, into those three sections of updates: information, training, and news about/from the Reps and Secretariat.  Please let us know if you like this new style, or if you have anything to add for next week’s Bulletin.


Bloomin Crumlin would like to share their newsletter with you here

Stop Food Waste would like to share updates about their campaign here  

The National Disability Association invite you to register for their Annual Conference on 20 October, from 10.00am – 4.15pm here

The Housing Agency in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), will present a webinar on the new electric vehicle apartment charger grant scheme on 22 September 12.30pm – 1.30pm and further details can be found here

Near FM invite you to their Mobile phone video workshop on Thursdays the 13, 20 & 27 October on Zoom from 2.30 – 5.30pm and you can register here  They also offer podcast and radio training for 18 – 30 year olds and you can find out more about this project here

Community Foundation for Ireland have an open bio-diversity grant, available for small community gardens and other smaller groups and you can find out more about that here.

Meanwhile, LocalHub is a newly launched hub for localised information about your community.  Community groups, committees and organisations can use LocalHub to get their updates and information to members of their community quickly and easily.  You can find out more about the hub here.

We also have two updates this week, for people who want to stop smoking.  There is a ten week course in Killarney Court Community Hall here and an eight week course in Cabra Library here  While both courses have officially started, late comers to the course are more than welcome.

Training Courses

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

An Cosán provides people of all ages with pathways to learning, leadership and social enterprise.  Short and accessible programmes are available at various levels and you are welcome to attend an online Open Day Information Session every Friday at 11.00am  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 hereThe 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

We would love to see you at one or more of our events and meetings 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

Please share these details with other people from your organisations.

News from/about the Representatives and Secretariat

The Secretariat met Tuesday night to discuss the work and activities of the PPN.  There are nine people on the Secretariat, and they meet online every month.  You can read the 2022 minutes here and please do save the date of 24 November for our in-person Plenary.

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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