For the first time, women from neighbouring councils in the Western-Midlands-Northern region of Ireland work together to bring about change, creating a safe space for mutual learning, mentorship, and the exchange of ideas.
Youth Travel Card
This card makes public transport sustainable and affordable for young people in Ireland, and is the first time a proposal from Dáil na nÓg (National Youth Parliament) and Comhairle na nÓg (Local Youth Councils) has been included in the Government’s National Budget.
An innovative crowd-sourcing approach is implemented in response to Ireland’s housing crisis, allowing local residents to register vacant homes in their area and help create new homes from the existing housing stock.
SHE – See Her Elected
This community-led initiative supports women into politics in rural areas of Ireland, strengthening local and national democracy by increasing the diversity of political participation.
Protecting the Night Skies of County Mayo
A community-driven project protects County Mayo’s dark skies, which benefits local ecology and boosts tourism.
Establishing Rural Working Hubs
Targeted redevelopment establishes Rural Working Hubs to meet local needs while also contributing to a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.
Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme
Businesses consult with older customers about the changes they could make to improve their services, and in doing so engage with an often neglected but expanding consumer base.
Atlantic Economic Corridor
This initiative connects remote areas with different types of infrastructure, and is designed to promote investment, living, learning, and prosperity along the Atlantic coast region of Ireland.
Irish Constitutional Convention 2013
A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.
300K – Have Your Say – Participatory Budgeting
Citizens in South Dublin vote to allocate a portion of the council’s budget to projects designed and submitted by residents.
Peace Link – Building Relations Through Sport
Transnational community building happens through shared activities in this sports facility on the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland border, that focuses on building peaceful relations.
Celebrating the Beauty of Diversity
This one–day festival aims to showcase the beauty and richness of faith and culture from the diverse faith communities in Dublin City, inspiring people to take positive actions in their communities and workplaces.
Ireland has become a world leader in addressing elderly people’s issues, by setting up participative councils, making businesses aware, and preparing for population ageing.
The traditionally controversial measure of same-sex marriage is first introduced by referendum, which leads to its legalisation in Ireland.
Dunmanway Community Garden
A community garden represents much needed communal space, in a small town in Ireland, that aims to be inclusive for all people.
Ireland’s LGBTI+ Youth Strategy
LGBTI+ is at the forefront of a three-year action strategy in Ireland to improve the lives of LGBTI+ young people, and to understand the challenges they face today.
Legislation and Policy to Protect Victims and Tackle Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence
Groundbreaking Irish legislation grants protections for women against gender-based domestic violence.
Protection for Freelance Workers
Pioneering legislation on workers rights gives freelancers the chance to better negotiate their fees and to be collectively represented by trade unions.
A hiking trail built along a disused railway line from Waterford to Dungarvan encourages new tourism in Ireland.
One of the world’s most successful bike sharing schemes provides green, healthy, and accessible city transport for the masses.