Author: Allen Meagher

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Highlight your ideas for rural Ireland on Tues, Nov 15

If you have ideas for a socially inclusive rural Ireland, this event is for you. Next Tuesday, November 15 (from 10.30-12.30) ideas are being sought during an online forum organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

It invites anyone who is “passionate about rural Ireland” to join the event to discuss key themes from ‘Our Rural Future’.

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“I say it all the time – prison was the easy part”

Damien Quinn always wanted to work in community development. And now he does, but it was a long journey, with many unnecessary barriers. 

He says there has to be a cut off point for people who have served time, himself included.

Now he is campaigning through a project he began in UCC – Spéire Nua – which wants to recognise ex-prisoners who have reformed.

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O’Brien commends ‘Changing Ireland’ for “track record” of positivity and critical journalism

‘Changing Ireland’ welcomed Minister of State for Community Development, Joe O’Brien, to Moyross this week as our publication celebrates 21 years publishing news from communities around the country.
Over the years, the magazine has featured community initiatives, volunteers and activists from every county – from Erris Head to Wexford town, from Dublin to Derry and Kerry – and the minister commended the magazine for its coverage and its “track record” and for being “at times critical”.

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