Brian Harvey, Anna Lee, Mary Fogarty and Marian Harkinare among the guest speakers lined up for a conference on local and community development to be held on Wednesday, October 21st, in University College Cork. Dr Carol Power “The conference is titled ‘The Changing Landscape of Local and Community Development in Ireland: Policy and Practice’ and […]
|Dr Carol Power|
- Brian Harvey, author of a landmark report on the impact of austerity on the community and voluntary sector will provide an overview of recent changes in the sector.
- Anna Lee, who has worked in the not-for-profit sector for many years, will present the view of community development policy in Ireland from the frontline. Anna is former CEO of South Dublin County Partnership and currently chairs Volunteer Ireland.
Mary Fogarty with Maeve O’Hair
- Mary Fogarty, who with her neighbour Maeve O’Hair pioneered the Loughmore Co-operative Shop and Tea Rooms in Co. Tipperary, will talk about her experience of setting up a co-operative. Theirs is one of many examples one finds around Ireland of community-led initiatives that seek to combat issues such as rural isolation and lack of services.
- The day will close with an address by Marian Harkin, Independent MEP.