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Our work: leading by example

Our News In recent months, ‘Changing Ireland’ has: • Scored a win for disadvantaged communities who are often slandered in the mainstream media. We brought a case to the Press Ombudsman and won. • Set up a blogspot for the magazine, moved into video and expanded our website. • With CDP management backing, we worked with the National Community Development Forum, the new national body for CDPs, advising the members on communications. • Worked with projects in Wexford in planning the delivery of free media skills training to CDPs in the county. • Worked with the Journalism Department in the University of Limerick to deliver free media skills training to volunteers and workers in communities across the city. We also: • Supported adult volunteers to work in ‘Changing Ireland’s office. • Took part in an exhibition mounted by the Cork Traveller Visibility Group. • Cuts costs in line with every other CDP. Finally, we’ve continued, since our ‘green’ issue last year, to publish our magazine using vegetable inks on recycled paper and we remain the greenest national magazine in Ireland today.

Philanthropic body backs ERA Atlantic Philanthropies has urged the Government “to reverse the damage done” to Ireland’s equality infrastructure by “quickly restoring critical funds for human rights agencies now.” Atlantic criticised the treatment of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission and backed the campaign by the Equality and Rights Alliance. For more: www. atlanticphilanthropies.org or www.eracampaign.org

2009: Kids on a conveyor belt to criminality

A National Housing Conference in Sligo in April heard that vulnerable children in Limerick “are on a conveyor belt to criminality” John Fitzgerald unless there was intervention to deal with the root causes of the city’s social problems. Former Dublin city manager John Fitzgerald, who chairs the two State regeneration agencies in Limerick, said intervention would avoid “stupid, unnecessary expenditure into the future”. For more, read about Tenants First’s solutions to our problems on page 21. Their full report is online at: www.stmichaelsestate.ie or www.dicp.ie

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One in four adults in Ireland unable to read basic data – NALA

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