Magazine Archive

Issue 70: Communities Serving The Country (Dec 2020)

COVER: Communities Serving The Country

  • LEAD STORY: Focus on Offaly
  • EDITORIAL: (Almost) Invisible People Doing Invaluable Work
  • CORK: Mahon Community Workers Brought Fun to People’s Doors
  • INNER CITY DUBLIN: Homeless people not well served by private hostels/ Community Policing.
  • Q&A ON COMMUNITIES: Minister of State Joe O’Brien
  • SLIGO/LEADER: ‘First of its kind’ community space opens
  • STUDENT VIEWS: Full fees unfair
  • FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRES: New report on impact
  • LOCAL DEV’T COMPANIES: Connections made by trusted groups
  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Hitching for Hope’
  • SICAP: How this programme is so remarkable – report.

Issue 69: Volunteers in Testing Times / Why People Become Activists (Summer 2020)

COVER: Tallaght to West Clare

  • LEAD STORIES: Volunteers in Testing Times / Why Peace-Loving People Become Activists
  • EDITORIAL: Compassion is our new Currency
  • DIRECT PROVISION: UN says NGOs should look again
  • COPING DURING COVID: Laois & Offaly Case Studies.
  • COMMUNITY WORKERS: Ways to counter racism.
  • SENATOR FLYNN: Empowered by Community Development.
  • HOPE FOR LAOIS: Volunteers rapidly set up new project
  • OUR LIBRARIES: They keep delivering.
  • AN COSáN: Started with an online advantage.
  • FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Collaboration across country.
  • CHLOE CAREY: Anti-body- shaming video goes viral.
  • FOOD: Collaboration across country.
  • GAMBIA: Logical that community is favoured over individuals.

Issue 68: Community Childcare / Good News in a time of coronavirus (Spring 2020)

COVER: Early Years March

  • Journalism opportunities
  • Early Years march
  • EDITORIAL: Coronavirus V Communities
  • FLASHBACK: Female empowerment in 2001 in The Liberties
  • CAMPAIGNS: Why communities want change
  • Social skills: Grants rush
  • DIGI-SKILLS: An Cosán on the case
  • MY JOURNEY: Of use to individuals & society.
  • LEADER: Supporting Meath River Rescue
  • INTERVIEW: Kevin McCarthy, Sec. General, Dept of Rural & Comm Dev’t.
  • LIMERICK’S URBAN CO-OP: 24/7 success
  • NORTH DUBLIN: Showcasing successes
  • YOUTUBE: Mayo migrants show the way
  • DON MULLAN, EYE-WITNESS: Treasure peace
  • HSE ADVICE: During an epidemic

Issue 67: Ballyhaunis (Winter 2019)

COVER: Seán Óg Ó hAilpín speaks about his immigration experience and how the GAA saved him

  • Social enterprise
  • Interview with disability activist Lana Kurasidze
  • Launch of new engagement toolkits
  • An overview of immigration lessons from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo
  • Spotlight on Whitestown, Dublin
  • Climate Action conference report
  • A look at Achill’s asylum protests
  • Watching bees to understand community
  • Difficulties facing early years education sector
  • John Spillane interview

Issue 66: People Power (Autumn 2019)

COVER: All the news from Ploughing 2019

  • Rural research

  • Interview with community worker Brigid Quilligan

  • Launch of government’s new five-year community and voluntary sector strategy

  • Differences between community and privately owned crèches

  • LEADER feature

  • Spotlight on Women for Change

  • Tips for securing funding

  • Smart community planning

  • Gandhi’s 150th birthday

  • Latest from Horace McDermott

Issue 65: Communities & Climate Change (Aug 2019)

COVER: Winners at the 2019 Enterprise Awards

  • Communities & climate change
  • Community wellbeing
  • New Social Enterprise Policy
  • Wheel hits 20
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Dublin City Community Co-op.
  • Social Inclusion Forum 2019
  • In profile: Larry Masterson
  • Pub hubs

Issue 64: Inspiring Teens / Social Farming / Smart Villages (May 2019)

  • GOOD NEWS: Derek Walker; Post Office appeals; Brexit and NI peace funding 
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Revitalising Ireland 
  • INSPIRING TEENS: From Carrick-On-Suir to Florida 
  • SOCIAL FARMING: Meet a participant and the family they work for 
  • REALITY: The Traveller experience in 2019 Ireland 
  • OPINION: Pat Spillane on RTE’s Late Late Show
  • SMART TOWNS: The rural community of the future? 
  • SICAP: Case studies

Issue 62: Communities Empowering Women (Dec 2018)

  • GOOD READS: By Cooke, Fingleton & Kelly. 
  • EDITORIAL: Equality for Women 
  • #MeToo & Communities 
  • WOMEN’S AID: 16 Days Campaign 
  • WEXFORD LEADERS: Women in society
  • PRIDE OF PLACE: 49 prizes 
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES: Under review 
  • THE GAMBIA: Democracy & development 
  • MONEYLENDERS: Change is coming

Issue 61: First time for us - World Community Development Conference (Oct 2017)

  • LIBRARIES: Now community hubs. 
  • IN FOCUS: Moyross Youth Academy. 
  • HORACE: Helpful promotional ideas. 
  • SICAP: True value needs to be appreciated. 
  • PLOUGHING 2018: Photos special. 
  • DUE CREDIT: How Credit Unions beat the banks. 
  • #SocEnt / Budget 2019 news 
  • DEVELOPMENT: The Maynooth Declaration

Issue 60: Monaghan Man challenges stereotypes (June-July 2017)

  • COMMUNITIES FUND: Deadline approaching. 
  • AWARDS: Councils & communities. 
  • IN TRIBUTE: Trutz Haase RIP
  • FIRST TIME: World Community Development Conference 
  • LEARNING: Pre-schoolers to retirees, from Kerry to Fingal. 
  • €190m: SICAP Launch (2018-2022). 
  • MOJO: Reaching men in communities. 
  • TANZANIA: Community Development in ‘Lion Country’. 
  • REFERENDUM: Women’s Empowerment.

Issue 59: Community Winners Nationally (Feb 2017)

  • COVER STORY: The Flying Nun
  • SOCIAL INCLUSION: 47 five-year contracts 
  • AWARDS: Pride of Place, Charities, Social Entrepreneurs. 
  • COMMUNITY FOCUS: North county Dublin (aka Fingal). 
  • SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: Tipp Co-op wins award. 
  • HORACE: New Year Resolutions! 
  • OPINION: Mad to unlocalise the MABS 
  • OPINION: Women at heart of local development. 
  • SELF-EMPLOYMENT: Rob’s gym goes from 0 to 70. 
  • STIGMATIZATION: Hiding your identity. 
  • TANZANIA: Taboos V. Community Development. 
  • HUMAN RIGHTS: Inteview with Tehmina Kazi. 
  • NATIONAL STRATEGY: For Travellers and Roma. 
  • TECH TIPS: Ducks to water. 
  • VSO: Become an international volunteer (advert).

Issue 58: Banning Plastic Starts Now (Autumn 2017)

Published on Nov 21, 2017  

  • “I’m a big believer in community work” – Mary Coughlan 
  • Editorial: You don’t need to be Mary (Coughlan) to have a voice. 
  • Best practice in communities: “Single use cups are so last year!” – a simple way to engage in environmental activism. 
  • Movie review: Ballymun – ‘The 4th Act’. 
  • Too many charities? Not quite! 
  • See what’s new about the new Department of Rural & Community Dev’t? 
  • Department gets to work with 12% more in budget. 
  • Not enough in budget 2018 for communities, says opposition. 
  • Interview with Minister Michael Ring: “I’ll be making every minister accountable”. 
  • Labre park: 50 years of “luxury camping” – Cian Matthew Kearns reports from Ballyfermot. Transport for all: iRoute’s solution. 
  • Rural transport: ‘Local Links’ launched. 
  • Social Inclusion: The JobPath experience – by Ben Panter. 
  • Civil society: Pictured at the ploughing. 
  • District heating: Brexit fuels urgency. 
  • NALA’s Family Learning Conference. 
  • News briefs / Letter from FRCs.

Issue 57: State finally recognises Travellers (Spring-Summer 2017)

Published on Jun 26, 2017  

  • The latest edition features reaction to the State’s long-overdue recognition of Traveller’s ethnicity, encouragement to engage in civil disobedience from South African activist Kumi Naidoo and reports of positivity by community groups nationwide, from Antrim to Killorglin, and indeed internationally. 
  • It also features Limerick student Emily Duffy’s sleeping bag for people who are homeless, which won an award recently

Issue 56: Social Enterprise (Winter 2016/’17)

Published on Jan 26, 2017  

Issue 55: Human Rights & Special Focus on Garryowen (Autumn 2016)

Published on Nov 23, 2016  

COVER STORY – Entrepreneur awards

REPORTS – On SICAP / Co-ops.

GARRYOWEN – Socially excluded.

ACTIVE AGEING – Best practise in Mahon


NINE GROUNDS – Who to call when law broken

HOUSING – Galway Travellers confront Ministers


VALUED – ‘Community’ retains senior status

PLOUGHING – Community to the fore

HORACE’S DIARY – Dead cows don’t fart, Mary


Issue 53: Community Development Today (Spring 2016)

Published on Apr 5, 2016  

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD SUPPORT: Evidence shows it works 
  • EQUALITY: Monaghan in 1955 & today
  • CULTURE: Cinema opens for homeless people 
  • TARGETS: POBAL & Trutz Haase respond to IAN DEMPSEY 
  • COMING & GOING: We’ll never forget what’s her name!
  • CO-OPS: You’ll never bake alone. 
  • Horace returns… And much more!

Issue 52: Alternatives to banks / Inclusion Targets V Reality (Winter 2015/'16)

Social Finance in Ireland / Crowdfunding

  • Social inclusion targets v reality
  • Ballyfermot’s work with early school leavers
  • Roscrea first with new community action plan
  • Galway, Offaly & Leitrim’s 6-yr plans
  • Roscrea first with new community action plan
  • New generation of driven volunteers

Issue 51: Ireland to Calais (Autumn 2015)

In dread of winter / Heartening Irish response

  • Clondalkin’s proven model for integration
  • Kidpreneurship hits West Cork
  • ‘Carrickmines 10’ Tragedy & Traveller-led housing
  • Public Participation Networks – how’re they doing?
  • An Cosan: Lifelong education provider
  • 3rd level bursaries that are anything but a handout
  • Rescuing surplus food in Kerry

Issue 50: Marriage campaign's roots (Summer 2015)

 Celebratory Bumper Edition –

  • Lead Story: Marriage equality campaign began in communities
  • What is Community Development?
  • Changing Ireland cartoons 2001-2015.
  • Interview: Minister of State Ann Phelan
  • Opinion: Disappearing voices
  • €28m to communities via SICAP
  • What makes you happy? / Death cafes explored.

Issue 49: Tendering to serve (Spring 2015)

WINNERS & LOSERS: Tendering for community work.

  • CHILD POVERTY DOUBLES: So, what’s being done?
  • DONEGAL: Success in stopping dangerous driving.
  • LAOIS: Choir is a voice for inclusion.
  • SLIGO: Unemployed but entrepreneurial.

Plus Sector news, community development news, programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 48: People power & education (Winter 2015/'16)

CIARA’S CALL: Time to offer all Dublin 17 kids breaks she got.

  • HOW TO HARNESS PEOPLE POWER: Roscrea stands up.
  • TRAVELLER HEALTH: Doors once slammed shut now open.
  • CHARITY IS NOT THE SOLUTION: Maynooth conference.
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TODAY: The view on the ground.
  • LEAVE NOBODY BEHIND, says Irish Local Development Network.

Plus Sector news, community development news, programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 47: Sports & development (Autumn 2014)

INTERVIEW: Alan Kelly believes in Community Development.

  • KATIE TAYLOR INSPIRES: Kids staying in school longer.
  • ANTI-POVERTY PROG. DELAY: Postcards from the edge
  • SPORTY DONEGAL & BLUEBELL, DUBLIN: Angling to save lives.
  • SURFER trades world’s biggest waves for community gardening.
  • NOVEL ways to get communities off their… bums!

Plus Sector news, community development news, programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 46: Politics and anti-poverty work (Summer 2014)

INTERVIEW: Hogan on his legacy

  • NEW ANTI-POVERTY PROG: Starts 2015.
  • EXPERT VIEW: On community work going to tender
  • MULHUDDART’s ‘Shedders’ 
  • LITERACY participants cook up cash for Syria

Plus Sector news, community development news, programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 45: Communities as first responders (Spring 2014)

CROKER STAR CALLS on all communities

  • ISLAND HEROES in Galway & Limerick
  • Govt ‘ok’ PROFIT-MAKING from community work
  • MANAGERS wearing ONESIES to work
  • ORDINARY PEOPLE turning into DJs
  • Young, angry unemployed SPEAK OUT
  • COMMENT: Govt can’t abolish Community Development

Plus Sector news, community development news, Programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 44: Young, out of work & angry (Winter 2013/'14)

‘YUUTES’-Young, Unemployed & Unwilling To Emigrate

  • Ballyfermot children speak out
  • LCDP exceeds all priority targets
  • How “I totally changed my life”
  • The future from the Department’s Perspective
  • High unemployment in small towns

Plus Sector news, community development news, programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 42: Focus on Waterford (June/July 2013)

Speed dating in the Community Sector

  • Focus on Waterford
  • Stop Boxing, girls!
  • Clonmel Finds Calm
  • Ex-Prisoners turn lives around

Plus Sector news, community development news, Programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 41: Supporting start-ups (Winter 2012)

Set your sights high

  • The Universe in a Van
  • Tackling the Jobs Crisis
  • Intergenerational Work
  • Focus on Kilkenny
  • Preventing Early School Leaving
  • Duhallow: The answer is boxing
  • Youths go under the hood
  • Fun flows for teenage revellers

Plus Sector news, community development news, programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 40: Winning ways to earn a living (Autumn 2012)

  • Turning Muck into Money
  • Local Govt Reform & Community Impact
  • Social Enterprise
  • LCDP’s first progress report
  • Community Arts
  • Voicing Dissent
  • Equality, Jobbridge
  • Community Development in Action

Plus Sector news, community development news, Programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 39: 5,000 jobs the media missed (Summer 2012)

  • Jobs you haven’t heard about
  • Meath says “bite the bullet”
  • Changing the world, changing ourselves
  • Ireland Mark II
  • 12 Great Websites
  • 1 Solid book
  • Classes in pubs
  • 1-in-6 find jobs
  • Solutions to long-term unemployment

Plus Sector news, community development news, Programme news, Horace & more!

Issue 38: 'Clients' lingo annoys President (Spring 2012)

  • PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins addresses Sector bias
  • EVS: VOLUNTEER today!
  • 35% funding cuts to SECTOR
  • Mary Kirby INTERVIEW

Issue 37: Insulating communities (Winter 2011/'12)


  • MEN in childcare
  • FEATURES from Cork, Ballymun, Mayo & Arklow
  • INTERVIEWS with Declan Dunne & Mary Lee Geary
  • SCRAP old fundraising ideas
  • 6 pages on VOLUNTEERING

Issue 36: Community Resilience (Autumn 2011)

  • Mary, Robinson, the Dalai Lama & Rita Fagan
  • Bofin Shows community work can be fun
  • Striking Community Workers
  • Interview: Minister Phil Hogan
  • Crumlin Project opens door to public
  • Galway: “Community Centre” for sale

Issue 35: Now tackle community issues (Spring 2011)

  • 5000 TÚS ‘JOBS’
  • ANTI-RACISM update
  • MEDIATION saves
  • PILOT delivers
  • RESILIENCE training
  • PARTY promises
  • GARDA texting
  • COMMUNITY services programme

Plus project news, Programme news, Horace and lots more.

Issue 34: Exclusive: Online racism exposed (Winter 2010/'11)

  • Real jobs, training and business start-ups
  • Claiming Our Future coverage
  • Racism: 100s complain, Gardaí investigate
  • Success for 17 Women’s CDPs
  • Where 160 CDPs now stand
  • Cork’s community toolkits
  • Opinion: Mary Murphy, Gerry McKeever and Máiréad Kelly
  • Community cuts of €35m

Plus project news, Programme news, Horace and lots more.

Issue 33: Community activists' muscle (Summer 2010)

  • Facebook hate sites shut down
  • Minister Carey Interview
  • Community group gets 98 back to work
  • Donnacha O’Callaghan launches Age Action in Mahon
  • On the ground in Kilkenny
  • Happe house confounds critics
  • Role of CES & Pobal
  • EU Year for combatting poverty

Issue 32: New anti-poverty programme (Spring 2010)

  • 6 pages of Sector News 
  • Report from Palestine
  • Volunteering while unemployed 
  • New Programme News 
  • On the ground: in Inchicore 
  • Eye-witness reports from Zambia 
  • 2010: EU’s year against poverty 
  • Regeneration: Ballymun, Limerick and Fatima
  • Help Me Horace! Full page

Issue 30/31: 180 CDPs see 'The End' (Winter 2009 - Double Edition)

  • Community Development Programme to end after 20 years
  • 180 projects: facing wind-up in 2010
  • New Programme: for and against
  • McCarthy: Communities strike back 
  • On the ground: in Inchicore 
  • Eye-witness reports from Zambia 
  • 2010: EU’s year against poverty 
  • Regeneration: Ballymun, Limerick and Fatima 
  • Help Me Horace! Full page

Issue 29: Communties combatting cuts (Summer 2009)

  • Frontline News
  • Project News
  • Cuts – facts & figures
  • Enabling Dissent
  • Upsides to the downturn
  • Sector facing up to crisis
  • Books to borrow, buy or win
  • Volunteering on the up

Issue 28: The Participation Issue (Spring 2009)

  • Over 750 join new Travellers’ forum
  • Obama – he’s one of us!
  • Primary health care in Donegal
  • Minister Curran interviewed
  • 45 families face losing homes
  • Regeneration from Dublin to Limerick
  • Data-sharing as anti-poverty tool
  • International: From Africa to Boston

Issue 27: Sow & Grow (Autumn 2008)

  • Sow and grow: Community Organic Gardens
  • Sustainable development on our islands
  • Sustaining the language in Corduff
  • South Dublin becomes greener, but meaner
  • Eco-communities are mostly middle-class: Why?
  • One day in Erris: Shell jobs and community anguish
  • Toxic toothpaste – two lives “saved” (Dublin)
  • You can change your community in 12 hours!

Issue 26: Integrating immigrants (Summer 2008)

  • One-third of new volunteers are immigrants
  • Is toxic toothpaste suitable for asylum-seekers?
  • 8 proven ways to promote integration in your community
  • World Refugee Day Awards 2008
  • 4 pages of Programme 
  • News & Opinion
  • Regeneration update
  • Tips for involving immigrants

Issue 25: (May-July 2008)

  • COVER STORY:Rural Transport in Ireland
  • Kilmore West Shafted
  • New Guide to Intercultural Work
  • Supporting Community Development
  • Changing Ireland landmark edition
  • Youth Arts in a bi-lingual community
  • Latest Trends in Global Development

Issue 24: (Spring 2008)

  • Editorial: Oscars for Volunteers
  • UN Human Rights Declaration clocks 60!
  • Regeneration in Cork: two views.
  • Human Rights and Disability
  • Minister Carey’s Volunteering Mind
  • Intercultural Quilting in Roscommon

Issue 23: (Winter 2007)9


  • ‘We work with violent men’ (Waterford)
  • Complaints about Code of Conduct on Domestic Violence
  • Mapping domestic violence in Ireland
  • First Travellers in the Dublin City Marathon (Ballymun)
  • Gay rights 
  • ‘On The Ground’ in East Wall (Dublin)
  • ‘I Know My Acronyms’ Quiz!

Issue 22: (Summer 2007)

  • Famine Walkers in solidarity with Shell to Sea (Mayo)
  • Combat Poverty marks 20 years 
  • Make or break for Ballymun’s Regeneration (Dublin)
  • The surprising diary of a boat-building project. (Wexford)
  • Drug-users on Crumlin drug-prevention committee (Dublin)
  • Campaigns for social change 
  • Anti-racism (Meath)
  • New programme by year’s end

Issue 21: ( Spring 2007)

  • ‘This place has changed my life big-time’ (New Ross)
  • Report shows what CDPs actually do (Dublin) 
  • Why I volunteered Ballybrack, Dublin)
  • Women shape election issues (Wexford)
  • Ireland lags behind in supporting voluntary work
  • Billions promised in new NDP.
  • Minister Ahern wants solutions, not just complaints
  • Community development courses in Ireland

Issue 20: (Winter 2006/'07)

  • Nan tells UN of ‘hellish’ poverty (New York)
  • Finglas: responding to suicide (Dublin)
  • A-to-Z on building a community centre
  • Community Development: Current issues & challenges
  • In solidarity with the world’s poor (International)

Issue 19: (Autumn 2006)

  • We want rights, not charity! (Kerry)
  • Ireland’s biggest children’s art festival (Mayo)
  • ‘On the ground’ (Pobail le Chéile CDP, Donegal)
  • Radical shake-up of community services

Issue 18: (Summer 2006)


  • Regeneration (Dublin)
  • Traveller CDP versus the media (Waterford)
  • Our approach to health issues saves lives (Kilbarrack, Dublin)
  • Organic gardening & Community Development (Tipperary)
  • Is Community Development being ‘neutered’ to just service delivery?
  • Start your own UN Fact-Finding Mission

Issue 17: (Spring 2006)

  • A youth club for €500 (Kilkenny)
  • Joyriding Taskforce have the answers (Dublin)
  • Police offer youths late-night basketball (Cork)
  • Advocacy and Community Development (Sligo)
  • Racist fallout from Nally Case

Issue 16: (Christmas 2005)

  • CDP proves you can fight class discrimination by secondary schools (Limerick)
  • Campaign against domestic violence (National)
  • Discovery Channel in the Liberties (Dublin)
  • Young and out of work (Dublin)
  • New guidebook to development education (Dublin and national)
  • Politicians in fear of the Community Development sector

Issue 15: (Autumn 2005)

  • Disabled fight 80% jobless rate
  • Contracts issued for 10 new CDPs
  • Counselling and Community Development
  • Publicans brought to court; CDP offers advice (Cork)
  • Islands bridge the digital divide (Mayo/Galway)
  • Report from Columbia
  • Ten essentials for Volunteers

Issue 14: (June/July 2005)

  • Editorial: Should creating poverty be a crime?
  • Should Counseling and Community Development really go together?
  • CWC works on despite funding cut (Galway)
  • Women dole out the truth on inequality (Donegal) 
  • Boost for project working with town’s ‘forgotten people’ (Tipperary)
  • Community & Voluntary Sector is “primitive and under-developed”
  • Whisper it: Community development is political.

Issue 13: (Winter 2004/'05)

  • Anti-racism work (Cork, Limerick)
  • CWC works on despite funding cut (Galway)
  • 15 communities get new projects
  • ‘Na briseadh suas an clár náisiunta!’ 
  • Relief as FAS Schemes saved (Cork, Kerry, Donegal)
  • Challenge the ‘End of poverty’ assertion! 
  • Papering over inner-city poverty (Dublin)

Issue 12: (Autumn 2004)

  • Invisible people – recognising baby deaths
  • Schools behaving badly 
  • Minister O’Cuiv takes the hard questions
  • Ireland’s worst drug…Alcohol
  • Your power to advocate
  • International development focus

Issue 11: (Summer 2004)

  • Eircom bows to CDP pressure
  • Tralee CDP wins two awards
  • Poor health linked to indebtedness
  • Support Agency contracts announced
  • Africa teaches us a thing or two
  • Mentoring… Gender inequality… Disability terminology

Issue 10: (Spring 2004)

  • What works for you?
  • Older people forced from work
  • Travellers with a healthy future
  • New disability agency launched – DESSA
  • Drug deaths remembered with hope
  • Strong reaction to Department’s changes

Issue 9: (Autumn 2003)

  • Communities seek a brighter future
  • Noel Ahern on CDPs
  • ‘Wake’ for Fatima Mansion Flats
  • Focus on Brazil
  • Know how to make the news
  • Mayo Kids confront stereotypes
  • Drug awareness in Limerick

Issue 8: (Summer 2003)

  • Work on accessibility
  • Viewing Ennis through a lens
  • Disability issues and development projects
  • Quality of life flourishes in North West
  • News from Cavan to Cork to the Capital
  • Ó Cuiv supports CDSPs plan
  • Reviewing the review

Issue 7: (Apr-June 2003)

  • Anti racism in Dublin & Cork
  • Women take to the high seas
  • Drogheda video shows pride
  • European Year of People with Disabilities
  • Dublin Community’s proud struggle
  • White paper on Voluntary Activity
  • Mini-World Cup in Limerick

Issue 6: (Jan-Mar 2003)

  • President launches North West Network
  • Dublin Projects key to people’s development
  • Christy Moore backs Ennis Group
  • Action on violence against women
  • West Training evaluate CE
  • Men need to talk more
  • Review Changes and Cuts

Issue 5: (Autumn 2002)

  • New Minister Eamon O’Cuiv interview
  • New Department for communities
  • CDSP consultation seminars
  • Special focus: Including Republican ex-prisoners
  • FORUM – 11 years on from ‘bleakest poverty’ report
  • Development work overseas: Philippines and Uzbekstan
  • Burn-out among community workers – Lorcan Brennan investigates
  • Margaret Casey – a volunteer without time for lunch-breaks
  • Psychological effects of unemployment

Issue 4: (Summer 2002)

  • Donegal in the spotlight
  • Health Board embraces empowerment model
  • RAPID needs to speed up
  • ‘In From the Margins’ seminar
  • Finding the C.I.C. in Clifden
  • Intercultural Ireland
  • Lone parents log on

Issue 3: (Spring 2002)

  • Project impacts are “incredible” – Nexus
  • “Mammy, what’s community development?”
  • Irish Travellers in South Africa become ‘white’
  • Support for a national men’s forum
  • CWC ‘dragged’ into controversy
  • CWC celebrates 21st year
  • Galway Travellers use media to resist
  • Family Support Agency bill approved in Dáil
  • Single parents survey dismisses the myths

Issue 2: (Winter 2001)

  • Homophobia bars community participation
  • Paulo Freire’s teachings in an Irish context
  • Training for Transformation ? still relevant?
  • Women’s Aid – 25 years tackling violence
  • Sex and disability
  • Rural transport in Cavan
  • International Year of the Volunteer
  • Seanie Lambe in profile
  • Launch of Family Resource Centre National Forum

Issue 1: (Summer 2001)

Changing Ireland’s debut issue

  • N.O.W. there’s change!
  • Wexford children teaching computer classes
  • The nun and the lolly
  • Visualising inclusion
  • Accidental Volunteers
  • Emancipating the Women in North Mayo
  •  K.A.N. survivors of mental ill-health help others