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All Together in Dignity (ATD), marked the commemorations for the 17 October UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022, at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, in Dublin, on Monday.  This year was the first time since 2019, that ATD were able to hold the event, together with their colleagues in the 17 Oct Committee, and you can read more about it here.

Social Justice Ireland, as part of the Living Wage Technical Group (LWTG), said on 20 October, that the hourly living wage rate, should rise to €13.85 per hour.  The LWTG is supported by trade unions and charities, and you can read more from their seminar held in Buswell’s here.

The Iveagh Trust would like to invite you to The Iveagh Talks Series: “The Connected Community,” with Keynote Speaker, Cormac Russell, on 26 October, from 7.45pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral.  You can find out more here or email

Dublin North, North East Recovery College is open to everyone with an interest in mental health recovery and work to ensure there is a good balance of students participating with either personal or professional experience.  You can find out more about their courses here.

Community Law and Mediation CLM invite you to watch this webinar on Environmental Rights, public participation, and access to justice.  In this webinar Alison Hough and Sarah Clancy from Clare PPN, speak about what public participation means and the role of Public Participation Networks.  You can watch the webinar here.

Dublin City Council would like to introduce the PPN to BETA.  BETA is a live mechanism for imagining, testing and implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the capital.  You can find out more about their live projects, (such as dumping/kissing gates/bins/play streets and open streets here and this will probably be of most interest to the PPN Residents Groups.

Dublin City Council are delighted to announce the return of the Inclusion and Integration Week, which will take place from 7 – 14 November to celebrate and promote, “Dublin, a city for all”.  If you would like to host an event for Inclusion and Integration week, please follow the guidelines on the website here and your event will be included in the programme.


IMMA invite you to their eco-arts-festival, Earth Rising, which celebrates people, place, and planet at IMMA on 21, 22, and 23 October.  Talks, workshops, music and food, and in particular a workshop facilitated by Steven Doody, called, “Let’s Talk Trees”.  This workshop takes place at 12.00pm on 22Oct and you can find out more about Earth Rising here.

The Irish Hospice Foundation, with the support of the Creative Ireland programme, offers 15 seed grants, to support communities’ creative exploration of grief or memorialisation, by 28 October.  A previous awardee was a short film by Eamon Clery, called “Dublin, Over the Bridge,” which you can watch here.  Application details for these grants are here.  In addition, there is also a local bereavement development grant opportunity open until 11 November, which you can read more about here.


Dublin Northwest Partnership and Partners Training for Transformation, are delighted to offer a 2 day workshop called, “Working Interculturally, Promoting Integration” from 10.00am – 4.00pm on 15 and 22 November at the Rediscovery Centre, in Ballymun.  You can book your place here.

News from/about the PPN Representatives and Secretariat

Dublin City PPN will also be developing a “Vision for Community Wellbeing” in November, and we would be very keen to speak to member groups about this.  You can read Wicklow PPNs Vision for Community Wellbeing here and if you would like to join in one of the focus group discussions (dates to be agreed), please email Ruth on

We will be holding two in-person meetings and one online meeting on Tuesday 08, Wednesday 09 and Thursday 10 November, and we will send further details when we have them.  Inputting into the Vision for Community Wellbeing statement will help groups co-create a shared vison for the well-being of our communities. 

More information to come.

Dublin City PPN are participating in the PPN National Conference in Portlaoise this weekend, where eight PPN stakeholders will participate in the conference to share, learn, and enjoy the experiences of other PPNs across the country.  Good luck to the group.

And finally…please do reach out to Ruth on email at if you have any comments/concerns/ideas or suggestions and she will get back to you as quickly as she can.

See you here next week!

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