Dublin City Public Participation Network (PPN)

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Dublin City Council has established the Dublin City Public Participation Network (PPN), with a Secretariat elected at the Plenary Meeting on the 20th May 2015.  The objective of the PPN is to promote an active formal role for groups with policy making and oversight committees within Dublin City Council and to disseminate information to members.


•Download the current PPN Newsletter pdf | 1Mb

Many thanks to all the groups who nominated and attended the PPN election night on Monday 25th January.  The following PPN representatives have been elected onto the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)


name pillar nominating group
Claire Wheeler Environment

Friends of the Earth

Maria Tyrrell

Social Inclusion Larkin Unemployed  Centre
Mel Macgiobúin Social Inclusion North inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Jan Mingle Community & Voluntary Co-operative Housing Ireland Society Ltd.

Maria Jackson

Community & Voluntary Kare Social Services
Michael Conlon Community & Voluntary South Inner City Community Development Association


The following PPN representatives have been elected on to Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committees:

Strategic Policy Committee  (SPC) PPN Representative
Arts, Culture, Recreation & Community Sarah O'Neill
Finance and Emergency Services Joanna Piechota           
Environment Robert Moss and William Brennan
Planning & International Relations Odran Reid
Transportation Martin Hoey

These representatives will be directed by Linkage groups and keep PPN members informed of developments on the committees.  Dates for Linkage group meetings will be circulated.

Linkage Groups

Linkage groups are special interest groups open to all PPN members.  The groups are formed to provide a link between the PPN representatives on committees and the groups they represent. Linkage groups are designed to ensure that representatives represent the entire PPN and not just their own groups.

Register with Dublin City PPN

The Dublin City PPN provides groups and organisations who register:

  • Opportunities to influence decision and policy making by electing representatives to Dublin City Council committees
  • Information on funding, grants and initiatives of interest
  • Training opportunities
  • Networking opportunities to meet other groups.

Who can register?

All local, voluntary and ‘not for profit’ groups and organisations can register with the PPN.

The Secretariat is the administrative group set up to run the PPN. It works on a voluntary basis. It calls Plenary meetings and supports the plenary.  The Secretariat oversees elections to different Local Government committees.

The new and 2nd PPN Secretariat were elected in June 2016 and will sit for two years until June 2018.  Many thanks to the outgoing secretariat who played a great part in getting the Dublin City PPN up and running over the last year.

name nominating group pillar
John Redmond Lakeglen Residents Association Community & Voluntary
Conor McQuillan Exchange Dublin Community & Voluntary
Tony Dunleavy North Inner City Older Persons Group Community & Voluntary
Pauline O'Shaughnessy Northside Centre for the Unemployed Social Inclusion
Rares-Mihai Nicula New Communities Partnership Social Inclusion
Dean Burke Belvedere Youth Club Social Inclusion

Currently there are vacancies for the Environmental category, any interested and active members of environmental groups would be very welcome. Please e-mail your interest to: ppn@dublincity.ie

Register with Dublin City Public Participation Network :

or alternatively
download a registration form here: PPN Form ( English)/ Foirm PPN (Gaeilge)  and email to ppn@dublincity.ie  or return by post to:
Dublin City Council,
Dublin City Public Participation Network (PPN), 
Community & Social Development Department,
Block 3, Floor 1, 
Civic Offices, 
Dublin 8.

For further information, please contact ppn@dublincity.ie, phone (01) 222 3851 or go to www.dublincityppn.ie