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November 2020

 –Dundrum 2030 and their work with the Dundrum community towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Goals for 2030 and        beyond.

Failte Isteach’s English In The Community community project welcoming migrants through conversational English classes

Codema’s online Save Energy at Home and In Your Community event

 The Leeson Park Players keep theatre alive during lockdown with their upcoming online series of plays on December 4th, 5th, & 6th

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal for 2020

Listen to the November 2020 podcast

October 2020

The Dance Theatre of Ireland, and their new online dance classes for seniors and people with Parkinson’s.
Shanganagh Castle Allotments and their community allotment scheme.
The new Community Call helpline for residents of DLR.
The Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival for 2020.  Listen to the October 2020 Podcast

September 2020

Sustainable Energy Communities, and DLR County Council’s plans to support local neighbourhoods in establishing or strengthening Sustainable Energy Communities within the County.
Muslim Sisters of Eire, about their organisation and the launch of their new community helpline.
Cuala GAA, and their participation in the Musgrave/GAA Club Together Initiative, assisting vulnerable members of the community during the COVID 19 pandemic.
DLR Public Participation Network, and their plenary meeting for October 2020. Listen here to September 2020 Podcast


August 2020 

Dr Ailbhe Murphy, Director for Create: about e Autumn 2020 School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice
Catherine Leonard, Co-ordinator for the Balally Family Resource Centre about how they have delivered their services during lockdown and their call for new volunteers.
Majella McCallister, Founding Director of the Museum of Childhood Ireland to talk about the museum and their 2020 Together, Le Cheile project, which has been shortlisted to reach the final 5 in the Digital Category for the Family Friendly Museum Award.   Listen here to August 2020 Podcast

July 2020

GROW Mental Health Recovery – John Farren: Their collaboration with Southside Partnership to deliver their free virtual Mental Health Programme online.
Purple House Cancer Support – Conor O’Leary: Their expanded supports during COVID lockdown, their new premises, and plans for the future.
Festina Lente Equestrian Centre – Dr. Jill Carey, Chief Executive Officer:  Their innovative new services for children with disabilities.
Age & Opportunity – Ciaran McKinne: The release of their “Something Inside So Strong” video series that helps senior citizens build resilience in their mental health.    Listen here to July 2020 Podcast

June 2020 

Southside Travellers Action Group: The online services they have continued to provide to the traveller community in the Dun Laoighaire Rathdown area during the Covid 19 pandemic, and how their services have expanded to the UK & USA.
Balinteer St John GAA Club: Their May fundraisers for Pieta House, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and the club’s volunteer work serving the Balinteer community.
Local Vocals Loughlinstown: How they have operated during lockdown and the Dreamland Garden Festival.
CYPS (Children & Young People’s Service): The launch of, a new innovative mental health platform for young people in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown that helps to connect them with mental health services in their area.  Listen here to June 2020 Podcast

May 2020 

dlrcoco, Therese Langan: Community Call helpline
Southside Partnership: Cormac Shaw and Lisa Sieger:
DLR PPN: Residents Response to Covid-19, study
Clanwilliam Instuite, Alice Kelly: Family Supports during lockdown
Airfield Estate:   New click and collect market service.  Listen here to May 2020 Podcast

April 2020 

Simone Sav | Manager, DLR PPN Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Public Participation Network
David Beggs | Pure Pharmacy
Gabby Mallon | CEO of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber
Cormac Shaw | CEO of Southside Partnership DLR
Anne Dempsey | Communications Manager, Seniorline
Claire Carroll | Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre            Listen here to April 2020 Podcast

December 2019     

CoderDojo – a volunteer-run coding initiative that has been making some big waves in 2019 for the STEAM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
BusConnects, and how it affects bus routes in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Area.
St.Michael’s Rowing Club – Dún Laoghaire, it’s growing popularity and hopes for the future.
ShankillMatters – Shankill Tidy Towns and the Trees For All project – Tree Council of Ireland
Laura Howe, Network Manager for the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Participation Network about the Strategic Policy Committees scheme. Listen here to December 2019 Podcast

October 2019
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May 2019 
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March 2019
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February 2019
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January 2019
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December 2018 
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