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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,…
Statement from Representative, Niamh Guiry on lack of parity of esteem at Strategic Policy Committees in Cork City Council
Cork City Sectoral Representatives serving on Strategic Policy Committees continue to have patchy experiences with attempts to be treated equally to their committee colleagues. Niamh Guiry, Cork City Public Participation Network’s representative on the Environmental, Water and Amenities Strategic Policy Committee had attempted to submit the following motion which was developed at the Climate Action, Environment and Natural Heritage Linkage Group That Cork City Council adopts the EPA Green Procurement Guidelines as a guiding document for all public procurement within the remit of Cork City Council. https://padlet.com/rwccppn/climate-action-environment-natural-heritage-linkage-group-fg2tsw0sms2hr68p/wish/2516604411 Unfortunately, the current standing orders of the Cork City Council do not support…