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Between Secretariat meetings, our staff carry out the day-to-day activities of the Public Participation Network. If you have any queries get in touch, and they will be delighted to answer your questions.

Alannah O’Callaghan



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Marta Neto

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Derry O’Farrell

Waterloo Renewal Association

Community & Voluntary

Mary Keohane

Cork Environmental Forum


Eoin McCuirc

Cork Simon Community

Social Inclusion

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