Groups invited to apply for up to €5,000 through national arts and youth scheme

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017 The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000 Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative Local groups in every county are being encouraged to apply for funding under the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2017. […]

Successful Project in Laois awarded funding from Energia Get Ireland Growing

The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia have announced the winners of the grants from a fund of €70,000 for 2017. Grants will be awarded to the successful food growing projects planned by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.   The teams behind […]

Member of Council of State Ruairí McKiernan launches stirring call to action #NewIrelandRising

Sunday April 24th is the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1916 Rising and the reading of the proclamation. To mark it social campaigner and member of the Council of State Ruairí McKiernan has released a powerful short video called ‘A New Ireland Rising’. It is a stirring reflection on 1916 and a call […]

Host your own coffee mornings in aid of Irish Seed Savers 2016

Host a coffee morning this Spring. Spend with friends, family and neighbours, drink coffee and tea, and invite guests to bring a treat to share. Download our seed catalogue, poster, and order forms from our website, or give us a call and we will send you a pack so you can host your own event. […]

Pieta House calls on people to look out for each other after Christmas

Suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House has called on people to be mindful of each other as we make the sometimes difficult transition from Christmas into January and the New Year. This comes as the charity reports a massive increase in calls for its services in January every year.       “Christmas is a […]

No Happy Christmas for Family Carers

Since the recession began family carers have feared what they would face in the budget. What was austerity for the community at large hit the carers harder. Each year The Carers Association lobbied hard. We presented pre budget submissions and they were well attended by elected members. We talked with them and they seemed to […]

Local Development Companies Empowering Communities – Kelly

The Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. has stated his support for the work of Local Development Companies (LDCs).   The Minister was speaking yesterday at the official opening of the LEADER Village at the National Ploughing Championships. The LEADER Village hosts a range of Irish food, craft and tourism projects supported by […]

Objection to Stability Treaty information leaflet

The People’s Association Watchdog would like to formally object to the government’s ‘information’ website and leaflet in regard to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. We would further protest the use of any public funds for this document. We believe this contravenes the mcKenna judgement and clearly shows […]

People’s Association Watchdog call on Mary O’Rourke to release tapes

Dear Irish Citizen, Just a few days ago on the Marian Finucan show former Fianna Fail TD and fellow public servant Mary O’Rourke stated that she was in possession of four [4] Tapes containing the events of the evening of September 28th 2008 and subsequent events. Mrs O’Rourke went on to inform the listening audience […]

Open Letter Re Fiscal Treaty Referendum

Dear Representative We are delighted with the decision this week to offer the people of Ireland an opportunity to voice their concerns with regard to the future generations of Irish citizens and the current social slaughter being carried out by the government to suit private bankers. It was a true showing of political courage and […]