Climate Conversations – Thursday 23rd June – 7pm – Online

Climate Conversations – Thursday 23rd June – 7pm – Online

Climate Conversations – Thursday 23rd June – 7pm – Online

Last year members of Clare PPN took part in facilitated conversations that helped to inform the Department of Environment Climate and Communications in developing the Government’s Climate Action Plan 2021. We have again been asked to host a workshop online where we seek your input, opinions and expertise on Climate Action and this workshop will take place next Thursday 23rd June at 7.00 pm online. The feedback and data generated through this engagement will be used by the Department to feed into the next Climate Action Plan 2022 and other sectoral policies. The workshop will be a facilitated discussion and will last between 60 and 90 minutes.

We can accommodate a maximum of twenty participants in this workshop and so if you are interested in attending and have ideas, opinions. expertise or advice for the Department on its climate strategy you are warmly invited to attend. All places should be booked in advance as soon as possible by emailing and we will then send you the link for the meeting. As always, we would really appreciate you taking the time and effort to attend.

Background information:

The Climate Action Plan 2021 can be found here and while there is a significant amount of information to be found in the plan, information on core policy priorities can be found in the Executive Summary on pages 10 – 13.

Notice of Summer Plenary Meeting: Wednesday, 13th July 2022 – 7pm to 9pm

Notice of Summer Plenary Meeting: Wednesday, 13th July 2022 – 7pm to 9pm

Notice of Summer Plenary Meeting, Wednesday, 13th July 2022 – 7pm to 9pm

Clare Public Participation Network warmly invites all member groups to attend our first plenary meeting of 2022 which will take place on Wednesday, 13th July from 7pm to 9pm.  Please reserve your place at this meeting by emailing your name and member group name to on or before Monday 11th July.

What is a Plenary Meeting?
Plenary meetings are the main decision-making forums for Clare PPN. At these meetings all member groups are invited to attend and to put items forward for the agenda for discussion or for inclusion in the work plan of Clare PPN. At each of these meetings the staff and secretariat of Clare PPN present an update on the work, finances, and activities of the PPN and present their work plan for discussion and input from member groups. Clare PPN’s representatives who sit on 11 boards and committees in the County will also have an opportunity to present updates from their committees and to take any questions or input from member groups at this meeting.

Call for Agenda Items:
All current member groups can propose agenda items for this meeting on or before Monday, 4th July. Please send these using the subject line: ”Agenda Item Plenary Meeting” to

Submitting a motion
If you would like to bring a motion to the Plenary, please email by Monday, 4th July, with the wording of the motion and outlining why you would like to see the motion passed.

Cornelia Wahli

Cornelia Wahli

Cornelia Wahli

Clare PPN Secretariat and staff are greatly saddened by the recent death of our member and representative Cornelia Wahli. Cornelia was a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated environmental campaigner. Cornelia was particularly interested in minimising society’s use of disposable plastic and of supporting agriculture and the farming community in Clare to embrace organic methods.

She was an elected representative on the board of the public participation network and she sat on Clare County Council’s Local Community Development Committee.  Through this and her involvement in Clare Environmental Network Cornelia gave hugely of her time and talent on a voluntary basis. She was a fantastic colleague and comrade and we’ll miss her greatly. Our sympathies to her family and loved ones.

Mary Leahy’s report on the Clare Older People’s Council meeting – 12th April 2022

Representative Name

Mary Leahy


Committee Name

Clare Older People’s Council


Date of meeting:

12th April 2022


Your college

Social Inclusion


Municipal District



Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?



Main topics discussed at the meeting:

Policies for Older People’s housing, Health, & Access to hospital care.


List any decisions made at the meeting:

Members attending the National OPC conference.


Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?



Have you any additional observations or comments?