Launch of Dublin City Council’s Social Inclusion Week 2014 Events

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Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn will launch Dublin City Council’s programme of events for Social Inclusion Week 2014 at 12 noon on Monday 19th May 2014, in City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.  The Lord Mayor will also launch the ‘2014 Equality and Diversity Day’ for staff of Dublin City Council as the opening event of Social Inclusion Week.

Speakers at the launch include the Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn,  Hugh Fahey, Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Officer and Aaron Murphy on behalf of Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg.  Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg have adopted mental health as an issue they wish to highlight and support for 2014. One initiative they are supporting is the Green Ribbon Campaign. For the month of May people are encouraged to wear a green ribbon to raise awareness of mental health. 

The Lord Mayor said,”I am delighted to mark Dublin City Council’s second annual Equality and Diversity Day and to launch Dublin City’s Social Inclusion Week. Society thrives when its citizens participate and I encourage Dubliners to take part in the various events organised around Dublin throughout this week.  I commend Dublin City Council and their partner organisations for their tireless efforts to improve the quality of life for all Dublin citizens.”

Social Inclusion Week 2014 takes place from 19th May until 25th May 2014.  This year’s theme is Equality and Diversity with a focus on listening to the voices of young people, older people and migrants living in Dublin.  For a full programme of events log onto:


For further information contact:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170,

Or Hugh Fahey, Social Inclusion Officer T. (01) 222 3139 E.  

Notes to the Editor:

Some Events during Social Inclusion Week 2014
Equality and Diversity Day – City Hall Talks for Invited Guests.
Monday 19th May is Dublin City Council’s Equality and Diversity Day for staff. A number of guests are invited to attend talks on “Bullying and Harassment: Fiction, Fact and Resolution” for 10.30 am in City Hall on 19th May.

The guest speakers for this event are:

  • Professor Mona O’Moore, founder of the Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, Trinity College Dublin,
  • Mr. David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist,
  • Ms. Aideen Williamson, Health Promotion Officer, Dublin City Council and
  • Mr. Gerry Rooney, Consulting Director, Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon and President of the Mediators Institute of Ireland.

Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg represents the voice of young people and is represented at the opening of the week by Aaron Murphy who is Vice Representative of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive. Aaron will speak on the projects Comhairle have adopted for 2014. These are Cyber Bullying and mental health. Comhairle is encouraging Dubliners to wear a green ribbon to highlight mental health during the month of May. Comhairle is also working on developing a cyber bullying publication for young people who are young teenagers. For further information please contact Nina Farrell at or tel. 222 5394

Listening to Migrants is covered by the One City One People Campaign which is running during May. This campaign fights against discrimination and racism. For Social Inclusion Week the message is to encourage migrants who have to right to vote to come out and vote for the local and European Elections.

The Dublin Age Friendly City Project addresses the rights of older people to be included in their own communities. Two information sessions for staff are being held during social inclusion week on

  • Tuesday 20th May at 11 a.m. (11.a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday 21st May at 2.30 pm (2.30p.m. to 4 p.m)