Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conway recently presented three individuals and three organisations with a Lord Mayor’s Award at a reception in the Round Room at the Mansion House. Sandra Dillon, who is one of the five PPN Representatives on the LCDC was a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Award alongside the Irish Wildlife Trust, Sail Training Ireland, Gerard Prendergast, An Taisce and Barry Keoghan.
Congratulations Sandra, from everyone at Dublin City PPN!
The focus of the PPN is to help member groups participate more in local authority decision making, and to this end, there are 20 PPN representatives across 9 Dublin City Council committees. One of the PPN Housing SPC representatives, Áine Wellard, has resigned, which leaves this seat open. If you are interested in nominating or being nominated for this role, please find all the election news here. Deadline for nominations is: Monday 08 May We wish Áine all the best as she moves away from this role, but as she stays active in the PPN, and we hope to see her at events and training sessions soon.
The PPN Secretariat met on Tuesday night for its monthly meeting. The Secretariat agreed the minutes from its March meeting and agreed the PPN Quarter One (Q1), Report and you can read both documents here.
Robert Moss, the PPN Representative on the Climate Action SPC would like to share updates from recent committee meetings with the PPN here.
PPN April Events
Sunday 23 April – the Migrant Thematic Group are celebrating World Book and Copyright Day in Books Upstairs from 2.00pm – 4.00pm Come along to hear readings from Latvian, Mongolian and Greek literature.
Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 April – come along to the Local Community Economic Plans information sessions, facilitated by Clare O’Connor. There are two in person events and one online event to help groups plan how they might make a submission to the council about the LECPs.
Thursday 27 April – come along to Carmichael for the Last Thursday of the month event with SAOLTA, about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This presentation will be delivered by Sara Hurly and facilitated by Adrienne Boyle.
The PPN Arts and Culture Rep, Adekunle Gomez would like to invite PPN Members to Hodges and Figgis on 25 April from 6.00pm onwards, to hear the readings from and a conversation with writer, Ann Morgan. All welcome.
Please go the Events Section of our website for the PPN May Events.
Information from the wider network
Dublin City Council propose to build a new 2.5m high boundary wall at the northern end of Belcamp Park in Darndale, to preserve and protect the grassed area from illegal dumping. The wall will provide for pedestrian access at each end and a new footpath (with a 125mm high kerb) will be provided along the carriageway side of the wall. The Council propose to lodge a Part 8 application for this work. Email: if you would like to be consulted with by 26 April.
TOG HACKERSPACE invites you to their Repair Café on 23 April, from 11 – 4.00pm at Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12. Further information here.
National Volunteer Week 2023 is taking place from 15 May to 21 May and you can find out how to get involved and make the most of the week here. Find out how Dublin City Volunteer Centre can help you make the most of this week, and how you can gain further organisational support from their team.
Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) invite PPN members to a symposium on shifting the paradigm on mental health, on 31 May from 10.30 – 3.30pm. Further details about the event and tickets here.
The Law Reform Commission has extended its deadline for submissions on the consultation paper on unincorporated associations extended to 15 May. Further details here.
Community Law and Mediation invite you to a training session called; “Public Bodies Statutory Duty to Eliminate Discrimination, Promote Equality and Protect Human Rights of Staff and Service Users” on 18 May from 10.00am – 1.00pm online. Email for further details.
TechFoundHer invite you to the first TechFoundHer Bootcamp, on 02 May at the Mansion House in Dublin. This is a high energy day of workshops, led by Ireland’s top female founders and women in tech.
One Town One Voice is a community singing initiative and nationwide solidarity-through-song movement, which focusses on bringing people together in communities across Ireland, including those who have moved from other countries. They are hosting an online information session on Thurs April 20th at 10:30am, and welcome you, your colleagues or community organisers to attend by registering here.
The Irish Hospice Foundation invite you to an in person public event for information on loss and grief for people bereaved through any circumstance on 17 May from 7.30pm – 9.00pm in AXIS Ballymun, and there is further information here.
UCC Arboretum invite all PPN members across the country to its symposium called, “Delivering Sustainable Urban Forests” on 27 April from 9.00am – 16.30 This event is FREE to attend, but people must register here.