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Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, officially launched, “A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making” on Thursday 02 February.  This new resource guide is aimed at ensuring that marginalised and disadvantaged communities have opportunities to engage and participate in local planning and decision-making.  “A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making” is available here.

Réalt na Mara is a proposed offshore wind development located in the irish Sea, off the coast of counties Dublin and Wicklow.  It is envisaged that the project could generate up to 1.6 Gigawatts (GW) of clean renewable electricity, enough to power up to 1.5 million Irish homes per annum.  You are invited to a series of community engagement sessions, in a variety of venues and you can find out more about the project, and register for the sessions here

Rethink Ireland invite you to apply for “Headstart” funding for organisations “that have an innovative approach to effecting positive mental health, with a proven track record of impact, and vision to scale”.  You can find out more about the funds, and application process here

Please find the February – March 2023 edition of the Dublin City focussed Fundingpoint Local Digest available for download here.

The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications invite you to make a submission on Ireland’s 2023 Voluntary National Review (VNR) in regards to the country’s progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  You can read more about the process, and how to make a submission here.

Beverly Genockey, a zoology student from TCD, would like to ask PPN members to complete a survey about urban wild spaces in Dublin City, for her thesis.  You can access the survey here.

Inspire Mentoring aims to assist young people aged 18 – 25 years, to develop their own potential, and to own their future.  Its concept is simple, to match successful professionals with young people from a similar background to inspire them to see opportunities in life that may not have been apparent to them previously.  If you, or anyone from your group or organisation is interested in becoming a mentor – please complete the application form here.  Full training and support is provided.


There is a training course for Dublin City PPN Representatives and Secretariat on 24 and 25 February in Carmichael.  There are 30 places on this training and, the Representatives and Secretariat are invited to take the places first.  If, however, some people cannot attend, we will be offering those spaces to other member groups.  Please email Ruth if you are interested in going onto a waiting list.

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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/or 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.

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