Tuesday, May 10, 2011

KIRBY & HARRIS TO STIR THE CITIZENRY IN PREMIER COUNTY

Peadar Kirby and Clodagh Harris - two experts on democracy from Limerick and Cork respectively - will be the guest speakers at a Citizens' Forum in Nenagh on Saturday, May 14th.
North Tipperary Leader Partnership is supporting the initiative which is one of a number of such events taking place around the country under the 'Claiming Our Future' banner.
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The forum which is being held in Nenagh Arts Centre from 1.45pm - 5pm.


The main part of the event, the Citizens’ Forum (3-4.20pm), will see participants discuss and make proposals for greater citizen participation in local government.
The afternoon will open with brief talks by experts on Citizen Democracy
(2-3pm):
- Dr. Clodagh Harris will talk about “International examples of Citizen Participation in Local Government”.
- Dr. Peadar Kirby will present “Towards the 2nd Republic - Politics after the Celtic Tiger”.
Other speakers include Phyl Bugler (FG) and Viriginia O’Dowd (Labour).
The Mayor of Nenagh, Seamus Morris, will open the event at 2pm.


This work to promote citizens' involvement comes under Goal 4 of the Local and Community Development Programme whereby Local Development Companies are tasked with getting people from local communities involved in decision-making, in formulating policy and in pushing for the best that their communities deserve. 
Nenagh welcomes all and registration takes place at 1.45pm on the day.

Book via Gerry on 087-2197813 or email: tipperarynorth@claimingourfuture.ie

BLOG UPDATE FROM NENAGH AT: http://changingireland.blogspot.com/2011/05/live-blogging-from-citizens-forum-in.html

Meanwhile the 2nd national Claiming Our Future event is on in Galway on Saturday, May 28th, it's free and if you want more info or to book your place, click here now.

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