Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668


How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

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PPN Election Killarney

THE Kerry PPN Secretariat has a vacancy for a representative from the Killarney Municipal District Area.

Open for Nominations

Full Election process available on the Kerry PPN website at www.kerryppn.ie along with the nomination form.

Closing date to receive nominations forms, Friday Monday 24th May at 5pm.

Local Authorities and other local bodies have a range of Committees and Boards to support them to develop policy by involving external expertise. This expertise can be drawn from sectoral interests such as employers, farmers, trades unions and the community.

Community representation – that of the Community and Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental sectors – is a core function of the PPN. Other groups who have representation through other pillars of social partnership e.g. trade unions, farming and business organisations, cannot seek representation through the PPN. The Local Authority must use the PPN to appoint Community Representatives to these Boards and Committees and to ensure that they are listened to.  PPN Representatives must then provide feedback to the PPN and their Linkage Group, within the limits of confidentiality, about what was discussed at their meetings and the outcomes of these discussions. It is the responsibility of the PPN Representatives to provide this feedback.

Who can be a Representative?

PPN Representatives perform an important function on behalf of PPNs. They are elected by Member Groups in their College / area to get involved in, and contribute to, Local Authority Boards or Committees on behalf of the PPN. In doing this, they represent the PPN as a whole, their own Municipal District / area, their College and their group. The following criteria will apply in making a decision on who to nominate:

  • The track record of the nominee in working on the issue that is the focus for the representative forum.
  • The ability of the nominee to make an effective contribution.
  • The participation of people experiencing the problem/issue to be addressed at the representative forum.
  • Whether the problem/issue to be addressed at the forum is a ‘core issue’ for the PPN member.
  • As far as possible ensuring fair distribution of positions across geographical areas.
  • As far as possible ensuring gender balance.
  • A commitment from the person(s) to participate fully with the Linkage Group, including reporting back.




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Sustainable Development Goals


Details of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) 28th April 20212.30-4.30as promised, please share to all your groups and networks.

Here is the Eventbrite sign up for that time and date


The Kerry PPN is supporting an SDG workshop so that groups and organisations can see how to apply these 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which reflect economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development to the work that they are undertaking


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.


Learn and teach for a sustainable future – Empowering Public Participation Networks across Ireland to take action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


The trainings will highlight the relevance of the SDGs in a local-specific context and also the potential that Development Education has in creating transformative change in communities. DP would like to extend an invitation for your PPN to be one of the six PPNs involved in this programme in 2021.

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Community Response to COVID-19 & MAP

A new Community Response Advisory Group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the community response to COVID-19 and to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support service during the current public health emergency.

View the our support group map click on link below

COVID-19 Community Support Group Map  

As part of the national response to Covid-19, Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) and Kerry County Council are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups.

Municipal Districts