Our People

The Secretariat

  • Facilitates any decisions made by the Plenary, which is the high-level decision-making body of the Public Participation Network.
  • Usually meets monthly and supports the activities of the Public Participation Network.
  • Consist of 9 people nominated and elected by the Social Inclusion, Environmental, and Community & Voluntary Sectors Colleges at the Plenary Meeting
  • Keeps member groups informed of events, funding and consultations that are helpful to members. This is done through the website, email correspondence, social media, linkage groups and plenary meetings.
  • Is responsible for developing and facilitating the Public Participation Network Work plan and Budget.
John Armstrong

Cork Nature Network




Community & Voluntary

Eoin McCuirc

Cork Simon Community

Social Inclusion

Darren McAdams-O’Connell

Cork Environmental Forum


Allin Gray

Arts at Civic Trust House

Community & Voluntary

Deirdre Pearson

Before 5 Family Centre

Social Inclusion

John Hegarty

Save Cork City


Chris Wolny

Irish Polish Society, Cork Branch

Community & Voluntary

Ciarán Delaney

Independent Living Movement of Ireland (ILMI)

Social Inclusion

Our Staff

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.

Orla Burke



085 134 4605

FREE IMAGE- NO REPRO FEE. Caitríona Honohan. Photo By Tomas Tyner, UCC.
Caitríona Honohan

Support Worker


085 138 2718

Secretariat Meetings

The secretariat meet monthly, and more frequently when required. Meetings occur at City Hall or at the premises of a member organisation.

A Secretariat member has to attend 80% of meetings

If a Secretariat member attends less than 80%, they will be required to forego their seat and an election will be held to replace them

Secretariat members may volunteer to attend Regional and National PPN meetings to facilitate knowledge sharing among the PPN organisations regionally and nationally


Code of Conduct

Cork City Public Participation Network


Ratified Work Plan 2023

Cork City Public Participation Network


Ratified Budget 2023

Cork City Public Participation Network


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