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Public Participation Network, Cork City

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About Us

The Public Participation Network, Cork City is a membership-based network of over 200 community & voluntary, social inclusion and environmental groups who work together to give a stronger voice to their experience at Cork City Council level.

The Public Participation Network (PPN) Cork City is a publicly-funded network of volunteer-run, not-for-profit groups. We help community groups to have a greater say in how the city is run. We provide training and policy development opportunities for our member groups, act as an information and networking hub, and facilitate the election of community representatives onto decision-making committees in Cork City Council and beyond.

Members Directory

Volunteer-led groups and organisations are the backbone of our communities and make a huge contribution to society, the economy and the environment. These groups range in size and interest: from large sports groups to small choirs and resident’s associations. Some have a national reach and a network of local branches, while others are mainly concerned with their community and stay local. Big or small, all have an important role to play.

This directory links you to information about active volunteer-led groups that are registered members of the Cork City Public Participation Network in your area or the wider city.

Principal Linkage Groups

There are five (5) principal Linkage Groups operating at a Cork City Council area level:

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June 27, 2024    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cork City PPN Members are invited to register to attend this years Summer Plenary on 27 June 2024 from 6pm at Atrium City Hall. If [...]
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Cork City PPN 10 Year Anniversary #PPN@10
Press Statement Regarding the Decade-Long Existence of Cork City Public Participation Network   Cork City Public Participation Network (PPN) is the officially designated networking and representational body of 206 community groups in Cork City. This year sees PPNs nationally reach ten years in existence and this week we at Cork City PPN honour the decade-long service we have provided to communities across our area.  With our PPN representing and supporting the voice of 206 groups, this at the very least represents 1,030, the number of people engaged in community activity within the Cork City PPN family in our city. Economically, community…
Cork City Public Participation Network calls on policymakers to consider the research results on a Medically Supervised Injecting Facility for Cork City.
At a recent Community Safety Linkage Group meeting, Public Participation Network members called on policymakers to consider the results of upcoming UCC Research on the need for a Medically Supervised Injecting Facility (MSIF) in Cork City and fund accordingly any measures suggested. David Lane (HSE) spoke of the journey taken by officials and public representatives to Portugal to witness Lisbon’s Medically Supervised Injecting Facility. On the return from the trip, UCC was contracted to carry out independent research on whether there is a need for such a facility in Cork City. City residents were given an opportunity to raise concerns…
Autumn Linkage Groups 2023
All Cork City PPN Member Groups are invited to the Autumn Linkage Groups on the below dates! Each meeting will have a Guest Speaker to begin the evening and stimulate the group discussions. Linkage Groups bring together PPN member groups with a common interest to discuss their diverse views and interests in a specific policy area. This is a pathway for member groups to have real input into policy work to influence change by advocating for policy changes through engaging with Cork City Council and other relevant bodies. Linkage Groups are an essential component of the work of the PPN,…