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PPN Bulletin

We hope you are well, taking care, and keeping safe.

This week we have updates from Dublin City Council (DCC) and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), information from the wider sector, and resources and support for you to share with your groups. 

If you would like information about your organisation shared with the wider network, please email: 
Updates from DCC and the DECC

  1. DCC Dublin Development Plan 2022 – 2028

For information about Dublin City Council’s Development Plan 2022 – 2028, information about the consultation process and how to make a submission, please follow this link:

Bus Stop Designs: C2CC Project:  If you are interested in receiving information abut new bus stop designs, which will be used as part of the Clontarf to City Centre Project, please email by 10 February stating that you would like to receive this information:​​​​​​​

  1. The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications is inviting 10 – 20 PPN members to participate in “Climate Conversations” as a part of the government’s National Dialogue on Climate Action Initiative.  The conversations will take approximately 2 hours and will take place between 22 February and 19 March.  These virtual workshops will be taking place all over the country, and if you would like to participate in the Dublin conversation email: to be included.

Information from the wider sector

  1. Social Justice Ireland launched their report:  Delivering deliberative democracy – participation by the Public Participation Networks in local government decision making, on 26 January, you can read the full report here:

  1. Development Perspectives are offering training courses on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The SDG Advocate Training course will introduce participants to the SDGs, encourage them to do an “action project”, and finally reflect and share what they learned through the project.  The closing date for applications to this programme is 26 February 2021.

  1. Near FM will be talking to Rachel Rooney at lunch time on Wednesday.  Rachel is a member of the PPN Secretariat and will be talking about her experiences of volunteering during Covid-19.  We are hoping to have more PPN members on the show, talking about their experiences of voluntary and community work during the pandemic, so please watch this space.

Resources and support

  1. Sligo PPN asked us to share their social media information page with you to “support our member groups to become proficient in all aspects of social media that may support the development of their community organisations and allow them to operate in a society which has become so reliant on online communications”.  Many groups are using social media in a very new way, due to Covid-19, and this is an excellent resource from people with the same challenges in Sligo.
  1. Ecollege are offering FREE courses “as additional support to those impacted by Covid-19 containment measures. Our courses may benefit those already doing a FET course who would like to augment their learning, those who have recently become unemployed or had their hours reduced, and those wishing to upskill and reskill”. 
  1. Friends of the elderly are looking for people to deliver food and care packages to older people in the community.  If you have time, and are able to hep out, please follow the link here:
  1. And finally…Dublin City Volunteer Centre is the place to go if you are looking for information, advice, training or support with regards to your volunteering and community organisations; or if you are thinking about volunteering yourself!  DCVC is a member of the PPN and is an excellent resource for all our members:

Strength in using a common structure.