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.
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.
A community-driven project protects County Mayo’s dark skies, which benefits local ecology and boosts tourism.
Targeted redevelopment establishes Rural Working Hubs to meet local needs while also contributing to a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.
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.
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.
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.
Citizens in South Dublin vote to allocate a portion of the council’s budget to projects designed and submitted by residents.
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.
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.
A community garden represents much needed communal space, in a small town in Ireland, that aims to be inclusive for all people.
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.
Groundbreaking Irish legislation grants protections for women against gender-based domestic violence.
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.