At the tail end of last week (10-11 October), representatives from across Ireland convened in Carlow for the National Public Participation Network Conference. In celebration, we’re highlighting a story from our latest issue, which shows the great work being done by the Wicklow Public Participation Network.
Good news of further support for Public Participation Networks from @SeanCanney at their annual conference in Carlow. Participants got off to a good start - they began #ppnconference19 with yoga at 7.30am - shouldn't all conferences start off like this? Or is that a bit early?!
Sometimes, when tragedy befalls someone, it makes them stronger. It makes them see the value in linking with others in the same boat to take collective action. This is how Larry Masterson responded when he joined others in Co Donegal in setting up the support group ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks’ (DSDF).
Launching the new-look ChangingIreland.ie, Minister Michael Ring was effusive in his praise for the project: “Changing Ireland is a unique publication... a high-quality news magazine which has encouraged all involved for nearly two decades to work harder for the betterment of our communities."