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Public Participation Networks

The purpose of the LCDC is to develop, coordinate and implement a coherent and integrated approach to local and community development in each Local Authority Area. This document outlines the composition and role of the LCDC which have 5 PPN (Public Participation Network) representatives and will have a significant impact on each city/county, particularly with regard to social inclusion.

This guidance document outlines the roles, responsibilities and membership of Local Authority Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs).  It notes that all representatives of the Community, Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment sectors must come through the PPN (Public Participation Network) electoral process.

This circular establishes the Public Participation Network (PPN) in every county and includes guidelines for their rollout and operation.

Government has published the report of the working group on citizen engagement with local government, which recommends that a Public Participation Network, (PPN) be established in every Local Authority area to ensure extensive input by citizens into the decision-making process at local government level. 

Social Justice Ireland welcomes the decision by Minister Phil Hogan TD to establish Public Participation Networks (PPNs) in every local authority area as proposed by the working group.  These PPNs are to form part of the new structures for the engagement of local people and organisations at county and municipal level.

Government has published the report of the working group on citizen engagement with local government, which recommends that a People’s Participation Network, (PPN) be established in every Local Authority area to ensure extensive input by citizens into the decision-making process at local government level.

  • Any proposal for social dialogue involving trade unions and employers only, and excluding large parts of society should be rejected.
  • Such a process would result in the available resources being divided between business and someemployees with all others depending on the crumbs that are left over.  

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government on the reform of local government was published in 2012.

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