Keeping tabs on democracy
The Council of the recently established Conversation on Democracy in Ireland held its second meeting on Tuesday 28 April. Its first project, on local democracy, is being conducted in collaboration with four county councils – Cork City, Dublin City, Galway County and Louth. Four discussion groups – called ‘Juries’ – have been set up to look at what can be learnt from success in this area and how that learning can best be applied. The project will finish at the end of the year and a report of its finding will be published early in 2010. Plans are afoot to set up a website – www.conversationondemocracy.ie – which will make the work of the Conversation more accessible.
Attending the 28 April meeting were, left to right: Sean Healy, Mary Cunningham, Robert Hannon, Michael McLoone, Norma McDermott, Edmond Grace SJ; John Cullen, Michael Feehan.