Eamon Quirke and Eddie Phelan from Cashel and District Social Services Tipperary at a Pobal Regional Seminar promoting social inclusion in communities which took place at Croom Civic Centre,
Two Cashel men were a mong community and local development groups from across Tipperary who attended a seminar on promoting social inclusion in communities on Wednesday, December 6, in Croom, Co. Limerick.
Hosted by Pobal, who work on behalf of Government to support communities, the seminar was an opportunity for community groups to reflect on future challenges to address social exclusion and poverty in a local and regional context.
More than 85 representatives from community groups throughout Munster attended the seminar. Speakers included Denis Leamy, Pobal CEO; Anne Kavanagh Paul Partnership Limerick CEO; and Dr Chris McInerney, Department of Politics and Public Administration UL.
The seminar discussed the vital role the sector plays in enabling inclusive communities in a changed and diverse environment. Operating in an evolving regulatory landscape, the need to deepen capacity and governance within the sector emerged, with recognition of the support needed to achieve this aim. The importance of co-ordination within the sector, at local, regional and national level, to avoid duplication of effort and intervention is the responsibility of all those working in the sector.
Speaking at the event, Denis Leamy Pobal CEO said “communities are at the centre of what Pobal was set up to do so we are delighted to be out meeting so many local groups through our Regional Seminar events.”