Cork County Public Participation Network (PPN) held its plenary meeting of 2018 at the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig where PPN Secretariat members welcomed a variety of community groups and individuals from across the County.

Established in 2015, Cork County PPN is a network of over 900 Community& Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment organisations, from youth groups to active retirement associations and everything in between.

Workshops were held around the 3 pillars of Community &Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment where PPN members discussed a number of issues currently facing community groups.

Guest speakers Des Crofton and Dr. John Mc Namara,  joined by Dr Edward Hogan, also held a panel discussion on the topic of stress and post traumatic stress disorder.

Speaking at the meeting, Donal Howard, Cork County PPN Secretariat, commented, ‘It’s great to see such a high turnout from the Community& Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment sectors here at our plenary meeting of the PPN.  The workshops are a wonderful opportunity for us, as the PPN steering committee, to hear the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the community groups we represent across Cork County.  On behalf of the Secretariat I’d like to thank all those who contributed to the success of this plenary as well as our panellists for their time in joining us.  I would also encourage any community groups not registered with us to visit our website for more information and links on how to register.’

PPN Plenary Meeting at Oriel House