Constitution Consultation

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At the Annual General Plenary Meeting of the Fingal PPN on 8th May 2019, the Plenary approved the following:

“The constitution is adopted with the proviso that section 10 where it requires 30 members of the PPN to propose an amendment to the constitution is not activated, and that a steering group of PPN members (to be setup by the Secretariat) is put together to carry out consultation on the constitution and recommend any final changes for the next Plenary meeting in November 2019.”

The Secretariat is now proceeding with implementing this decision with the setup of a Steering Group and the initiation of a consultation on the constitution. 


Members of the PPN are invited to provide feedback if they so wish on the PPN Constitution. The consultation period runs from 10th June 2019 to midday on 15th August 2019. 

Feedback from the consultation will be reviewed by a Steering Committee (see below for Terms of Reference and Membership). Having reviewed the feedback, the Steering Committee may propose amendments that will be brought to the Plenary meeting of the PPN on 6th November 2019.

Open Meetings

Three open meetings for PPN members will be held as follows: 

  • 25th June: 6pm to 9pm, County Hall Swords
  • 6th August: 6pm to 9pm, Civic Offices Blanchardstown
  • 7th August: 6pm to 9pm, Venue To be confirmed, Balbriggan

The purpose of these meetings is for members who are interested in the constitution and who are interested in giving feedback on the constitution. These meetings are for feedback and clarification questions on the constitution only. 

Registration for these meetings is compulsory. Meetings with no pre-registrations will not go ahead. 

Relevant Documents

Terms of Reference for Steering Committee: 1_Steering_Group_TOR 

Summary Note: 2_Summary_PPN_Constitution 

Newly adopted PPN Constitution (8th May 2019)3_New_Constitution_Fingal_PPN 

Old PPN Constitution (pre-8th May 2019)4_Old_PPN_Constitution

Making a submission

If you would like to comment on or make a submission about the PPN Constitution, you can do so by:

  • Email to: with ‘PPN Constitution’ in the subject line.
  • Post to: PPN Constitution, Fingal PPN, Community Department, Civic Offices, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 (to arrive no later than 15th August).

Suggested format:

Members can provide comment on the constitution in any format they please. However while not obligatory it, is suggested that submissions include references to:

  • Section of Constitution
  • Page Number
  • Issue/Comment
  • Proposed Solution
  • Justification

This will assist the Steering Group in considering the feedback you provide.

Steering Committee to Review Feedback

The Secretariat is now setting up a Steering Group to review feedback received during the consultation process and make recommendations to the next Plenary meeting of the PPN in November 2019.

It is envisioned that this steering committee will meet on the 22nd August 2019 with one additional meeting if required.

If you are interested in being considered as 3 General Members of the PPN Plenary to sit on this Steering Committee, please let email by midday on Wednesday 19th June. If more than 3 names are received, a draw will take place at the Linkage Group meeting scheduled for 20th June 2019.

Separately, we are asking each of the PPN Linkage Groups to nominate 1 representative to sit on the steering committee mentioned above.

Register for an open meeting now

2019 Open Meetings

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