Cllr. Niall Ring and the World Café

Morning Ireland
RTÉ Radio One, Morning Ireland, 15th June 2016

Independent Councillor for the North Inner City, Niall Ring, discusses last week’s visit from the Taoiseach, the Tainiste and several senior government ministers on Wednesday’s episode of RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland. The Taoiseach is quoted as being hopeful after meeting the various groups representing the community at last week’s meeting. Cllr. Ring highlights the need to break the cycles that the community is caught up in. The cycles, for example, that lead to intergenerational drug and alcohol abuse, poverty and those factors that preserve the high levels of social inequality suffered by the community. The Councillor further highlights the need for funding for the small projects that are on the ground working with those in need in the community and reiterates the Taoiseach’s promise to develop these projects.

Just a quick reminder about the community brainstorming session this Wednesday. The event is open to any and all interested parties who would like to see a change in the North Inner City, be they resident, or otherwise. The main task of this event is to get as many ideas as possible together so we can provide the new Government-run task force with a list of the most crucial issues, alongside creative solutions. If there are things you have in mind that you would like to be brought forward and cannot make it, please make yourself known otherwise or send someone in your place.

World Café
World Café

The Late Debate. Broadcast from Sheriff Street Youth Club.

The Late Debate
Thursday, 26th June 2016 – The Late Debate. Broadcast from Sheriff Street Youth Club.

With the number of criminal fatalities on the rise over the last few months, the treacherous levels of social inequality suffered by the community of the North Inner City has been at the centre of the media spotlight over the last few months. After Government came to discuss what is needed with the community earlier in the week, RTE came to the community to broadcast a discussion with community representatives. On RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘The Late Debate’ Cormac is joined by Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of SF, Joe Costello, Labour Spokesperson for Urban Regeneration, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan, Christy Burke, Former Lord Mayor, Gary Gannon, Social Democrats with numerous community activists.