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Dates for your (beautiful PPN) diaries in 2023

24/25 February             “How to” manual training with Ellenora Lynch

Ellenora Lynch is developing a “how to” manual for PPN Representatives and Secretariat.  She will deliver the “how to” manual training from 4.00pm – 6.00pm on 24 February, and from 10.00am – 4.00pm on 25 February, at Carmichael, Dublin.  There are 30 places on this one and a half day training course, which will be offered to the PPN Representatives and Secretariat. If some Representatives and Secretariat cannot attend the training, we will offer the places to other Member Groups, who would like to learn more about “how to be a PPN Representative or member of the Secretariat”. 

Please email Ruth, by 27 January if you can attend.

30 March                       Last Thursday of the Month from 7.00pm – 8.30pm online

Our new consultant facilitator, Adrienne Boyle, will facilitate a meeting based on one of the themes of the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs).  Further information to follow.

27 April                          Last Thursday of the Month from 7.00pm – 8.30pm online

Our new consultant facilitator, Adrienne Boyle, will facilitate a meeting based on one of the themes of the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs).  Further information to follow.

25 May                          Plenary (in person and online) from 7.00pm – 8.30pm

29 May – 02 June          PPN/DCU Summer School (in person and online) at DCU in the Community, in Ballymun.  FREE Workshops, supports and services for PPN Member Groups on such topics as, policy, advocacy, and public speaking!

18 Sept – 22 Sept          PPN/Academy Street Workshop Festival of Fundraising a mix of online and in person events, to help non-profits maximise their fundraising potential.  Learn more about how to raise funds for your groups and organisations.

26 October                    Last Thursday of the Month from 7.00pm – 8.30pm online Our new consultant facilitator, Adrienne Boyle, will facilitate a meeting based on one of the themes of the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs).  Further information to follow.

30 November                 Plenary (in person and online) from 7.00pm – 8.30pm

The Disability Thematic Group meets online every second Monday of the month.  If you would like to hear more about this group, or come along to one of the meetings, please email Rachel on

The Migrant Thematic Group meets regularly and will be meeting soon for a coffee and catch up.  If you would like to come along for this meeting, please email Ruth on

The Secretariat meet online every second Tuesday of the month, and if you would like to send a request/comment to them, please contact one of them directly, or via Ruth or Rachel.

You can see a full list of Dublin City PPN Representatives and Secretariat here.  If you would like to watch the Representatives at their SPC meetings, you can watch them live, or from the archives here.  The PPN’s 2023 workplan and budget is here.  Please contact Ruth and Rachel if you would like to get involved in any of these activities or have any suggestions for how we can improve this plan together.

Training

January can be wonderful and exciting, and it can also be full of unease and discomfort. Our friends at Recovery Education are offering Dublin City PPN members online workshops to manage wellbeing and mental health recovery.  Find out more here.

There are a host of bereavement supports and services for Dublin City PPN member with our colleagues from the Irish Hospice Foundation here.  Please share with your groups and networks.

Information

The National Disability Association invite you to their launch and consultation on “How’s it going?  A survey on wellbeing and social inclusion, at 25 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and on zoom.  Further details here.

Eirgrid invite you to make a submission on their draft report by 30 January.  You can read the draft report, and make the submission here.

Dublin Lunar New Year celebrations will take place from 21 – 29 January and you can read all about the events here.  Films, poetry readings, concerts, and Cantonese language classes to celebrate the year of the rabbit.

RTE is launching a new current affairs series called, Upfront, with Katie Hannon and is looking for audience members who are interested in current affairs and have a curiosity about the world.  If you, or people from your group or organisation, would like to be in the studio audience, please complete this online form here.

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