Clare PPN to host public meeting

Clare PPN to host public meeting


clare ppnClare Public Participation Network is holding a public meeting and member registration evening on Wednesday June 15TH at 7.30 pm in the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis.

This meeting is open to the general public and will include an introduction to the purpose and work of the network by Sarah Clancy the PPN’s Coordinator.

Environmental Campaigner Theresa O’Donohoe, who is a member of the secretariat that organises the PPN’s activities in Clare called on community groups to join the PPN.

Every day our County Council makes decisions that will affect our lives in the county both immediately and in the future. It is vital that the people who live in Clare use every avenue available to them to make their views known. The PPN allows us to put community people at the tables where decisions are made,’ Ms O’Donohoe said.

There will be an opportunity for those attending to get together with some of the community activists who were elected to represent them on Clare County Council’s policy making committees.

Members of Co Clare based community groups will be able to register to join the PPN on the night and existing members can re-register for 2016.

Groups wishing to join the PPN but not available to attend this event will be able to register online after June 15th on the PPN’s new website:

Enquiries about anything to do with Clare PPN can be directed to or 087 1617375.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.