Help Clare PPN make a submission to the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy?

Please help us to make an informed submission to the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.

We have put together this survey to make it easier for you and there is more information below on what the strategy is for and what it contains. Please complete the survey by March 6th at 5pm so that we can get our joint submission in by the deadline

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLT6W27 

Draft Regional & Spatial Economic Strategy

The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of the Southern Region for the period 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

To view the draft RSES and to make a personal submission or observation click here: Draft RSES

Clare PPN attended an information session on 13th February.  The slides presented at this event can be viewed here: Draft RSES info slides

The draft RSES is a consultation document and the Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions sent to rses@southernassembly.ie on or before 5.00pm Friday 8th March 2019. 

Submissions can also be made to admin@clareppn.ie on or before 5.00pm Wednesday 6th March 2019 or you can take our survey linked above.

Move Ireland (Men Overcoming Violence) are seeking a female board member

MOVE Ireland (Men Overcoming Violence), is a voluntary organisation which works to address domestic violence against women.  Their overriding goal is to promote the safety and wellbeing of women and their children, who have experienced violence and abuse in their intimate relationships. MOVE provides Domestic Violence Perpetrators Intervention Programmes for men where they are challenged to take responsibility for their abuse and to change their attitudes and behaviour and develop respectful, non-abusive relationships. Taking part in a MOVE programme can make a real difference to the lives of those involved, including children who have been affected.

Our member organisation Move Ireland who work to overcome violence against women and children in Ireland, are seeking a female board member to help them run the organisation.  The current board has a majority of men and for this reason they are currently only considering expressions of interest from women.  If you feel you have the skills and enthusiasm to help steer this organisation’s valuable work please read the information below and you can either contact the organisation directly or you can send Clare PPN an expression of interest as explained below and we will forward it to Move Ireland.  Please note this is not a PPN election and Move Ireland will aim to select a candidate that they feel most closely matches their organisation’s needs should one come forward.

Please email admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before March 3rd 2019.

1.Name, Address and Contact Details.

3. Brief Biography- your work experience, interests, skills and any experience you might have in the areas of domestic violence, counselling, organisational management etc.

4. Statement of interest: Please outline in 400 words or less your interest in becoming a voluntary board member of Move Ireland

Should you wish to find out more, you can contact our Chief Executive, Owen O’Neill at 065-6848689 or send us a brief email to move@moveireland.ie outlining your suitability and motivation.


MOVE Ireland – Board Vacancy

The main objective of MOVE Ireland is to promote the safety and well-being of women and their children by developing and offering programmes and other appropriate interventions to men who are or have been violent or abusive towards their partners or children. More information is available at www.moveireland.ie

If you support this objective, you may be able to help by serving on our Board. 

Person specification: MOVE Ireland values diversity, and we are committed to drawing Board members from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Desirable Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities: Potential Board Members should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

Experience in or knowledge of the community and voluntary sector.

  • Experience in or knowledge of the domestic violence sector.
  • Previous board level experience.
  • Specific areas of skill such as corporate governance, regulation, human resource management, communications and public relations, strategic planning, organisational performance management, service development, accounting, financial management, risk management, etc
  • An enquiring mind, with the confidence to challenge constructively.
  • Recognition of the importance of supporting collective decisions.
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Able to manage a wide variety of situations in a meeting and ensure that the outcomes are in the best interest of the organisation.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of MOVE Ireland.

Time commitment  The time requirement of this role is estimated at about 6-8 working days per year. This includes:

  • Six 3-hour Board meetings per year which are usually held during working hours at our Head Office in Ennis, Co. Clare.
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Time to read papers and prepare in advance of each meeting
  • Optional involvement in sub-committees and advisory roles 

Training We encourage board members to undertake training as part of their role. This may be general training on governance or on specific to areas that individual board members decide to get more involved in. Training needs are identified on an ad hoc basis, and also through an annual board review process.

Benefits of joining the MOVE Ireland Board: As well as contributing towards promoting the safety and well-being of women and their children, this role also offers you an opportunity to engage with a dedicated group of board members, with varied backgrounds and perspectives and a committed staff team and to develop your own skills and expertise for the future.

Summary of Role – Member of the Board of Directors: The role involves playing an active role in the governance and strategic direction of the organisation.

Main Duties

  • To provide strategic leadership – periodically review the workings and structure of the organisation to ensure that it continues to work towards its main objective, as outlined in the Articles and Memorandum of MOVE Ireland and ensure that there are strategies and policies in place to support the objective.
  • To encourage a culture of openness, responsiveness and accountability – ensuring that MOVE Ireland complies with any relevant legal, accounting and reporting requirements. (Company Law, Charities Acts, Data Protection, funders requirements, etc)
  • Promoting responsible and effective management of organisational resources (financial and human).
  • To act with reasonable care and skill and at all times in the best interest of MOVE Ireland.
  • Developing and monitoring risk management strategies.
  • Developing and monitoring internal systems that are transparent and accountable to stakeholders.
  • Communicating with stakeholders and the public.

Status:Voluntary role – charity trustees may not profit from carrying out their Board duties. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Accountable to:Chairperson and the Board of Directors

Committee Membership:Optional

Draft Regional & Spatial Economic Strategy

Draft Regional & Spatial Economic Strategy

The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of the Southern Region for the period 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

To view the draft RSES and to make a submission or observation click here: Draft RSES

Clare PPN attended an information session on 13th February.  The slides presented at this event can be viewed here: Draft RSES info slides

The draft RSES is a consultation document and the Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions sent to rses@southernassembly.ie on or before 5.00pm Friday 8th March 2019.

Submissions can also be made to admin@clareppn.ie on or before 5.00pm Wednesday 6th March 2019 

Clare PPN Public Plenary meeting

The first Clare PPN plenary meeting of 2019 will take place in Ennis on the evening of 26th March 2019. The event is also open to the general public and for anyone who wants to learn more about Clare PPN. The purpose of our plenary meeting is to ensure that members of Clare PPN are consulted and have a chance to identify their priorities for Clare PPN’s work programme for the year ahead. The venue is dependent on the number of registered attendees so please let us know that you are joining us by reserving a FREE ticket here FREE Eventbrite TICKETS

Meeting: have your views heard on Ireland’s Heritage Strategy- Heritage Ireland 2030

NEW NATIONAL HERITAGE PLAN – ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’

A public consultation on the development of a new national heritage plan – Heritage Ireland 2030 – has been launched and the people of Clare are being invited to have their say.

The plan seeks to recognise the vital role heritage plays in our community, our economy and our society and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is inviting the public’s views to help shape the priorities for Ireland’s heritage for the next 10 years.

Congella McGuire, Heritage Officer with Clare County Council, said: “It is important that the voices of individuals, groups and communities in Clare are heard through this process. Heritage 2030 offers an opportunity to build on some of the achievements and partnerships developed through the County Clare Heritage Plans in recent years, to promote heritage as a resource to contribute to quality of life, cultural and economic development of County Clare.’’

In order to facilitate the Heritage 2030 process, Clare PPN and Heritage Office have organised an open public consultation session at the Clare PPN Offices, Clonroad Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis V95 N62T on Tuesday 26th February  from 6.30 -8.00 pm. All are welcome to attend and to contribute their views or just to find out more about the process and how to get involved.  In order to make it easy for people to have their views heard Clare PPN will prepare a joint submission following this meeting from the views and suggestions of those attending.  People are also free to make their own submissions at any point up until the deadline of February 28th 2019.  These can be made via an online survey, e-mail or by post.   Visit www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030 for details.

For more information contact Clare PPN at 087 1617375 or sarah@clareppn.ie