Monday, February 28, 2011

The SPRING EDITION of 'Changing Ireland' has just been published online (click here for a pdf)! The print version will be out later this week.

Inside, we've 24 pages of coverage on:

  • 5000 TÚS 'JOBS' on the way nationwide through the LCDP
  • FINE GAEL PLANS for communities
  • ANTI-RACISM update
  • MEDIATION saves lives and money (in Mayo)
  • PILOT delivers (for parents)
  • VOLUNTEER interview (Patsy Cronin)
  • COMMUNITY RESILIENCE training (Editor's recommended top read on page 23)
  • PARTY promises - 5 pages on what the parties promised communities
  • News report: GARDA cuts crime by texting
  • COMMUNITY Services Programme profiled

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jesse Jackson in Ireland

"You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up. Don't let anything break your spirit. Forward ever, backward never," said Jesse Jackson.
He was in Dublin on Sunday to launch a new plan drawn up by the Equality and Rights Alliance which has 160 member organisations including 'Changing Ireland'.
The plan is now available for download from their website:

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Resource: National Programme Contacts Database

We've compiled a contacts database of staff throughout the Local and Community Development Programme and it’s ALL HERE (meaning if you click here you'll download the full Excel document):

If you're looking to contact all the rural social scheme staff in the Programme, this should help. It doesn’t matter who you’re looking for – we’ve them all listed: LCDP staff working with YOUTH, JOBS CLUBS, MEDIATION, FINANCE, ETC. You’ll find them here on our database.

Note: The database is 85% complete – if your Local Development Company’s listing is incomplete please fill out this form and return it to us!

- Allen Meagher, editor/manager, ‘Changing Ireland’.