Changing Ireland gives a real voice to Limerick communities

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Allen Meagher, editor of Changing Ireland, George Clancy, Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of Education, Jude Meaney and Gearoid Fitzgibbon, celebrating the Changing Ireland 50th Edition at their Moyross office.(Picture: Brendan Gleeson)EDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has praised a Moyross-based publication for continually raising serious issues and challenging stereotypes.Speaking at the official launch of the 50th edition of ‘Changing Ireland’, Minister O’Sullivan promised staff at the national community development magazine that they could count on Government funding that would be given in a way that they wouldn’t have to tone down their coverage.“We all need to hear real voices of people in communities,” she said.“This magazine has done a lot to challenge stereotyping and to make people think about communities and not just to have very simple ideas about what communities are like. If you belong to a certain community, there’s an automatic assumption that you are a certain type of person. That is stereotyping, that is wrong and it has to be challenged at all levels. I think ‘Changing Ireland’ has done an awful lot to do that and is to be commended,” she added.After Changing Ireland’s golden anniversary edition launch, Minister O’Sullivan met with young men who are campaigning for a social horse project in Moyross.International rugby referee George Clancy also spoke at the event and said that sport’s role in community development should be given more attention.“Maybe it’s because the benefits of sport and community development are really self-evident that they are sometimes overlooked,” said Mr Clancy, who will take to the field for the second time as a Rugby World Cup referee next month.The magazine is available online at, through Eason outlets and by post for free if you work or volunteer in a community and wish to subscribe. Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSChanging IrelandEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanGeorge ClancylimerickMoyross Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsChanging Ireland gives a real voice to Limerick communitiesBy Alan Jacques – August 14, 2015 1123 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous articleTailor Birds to play Limerick Milk MarketNext articlePodcast – The Sporting Limerick Podcast Alan Jacques last_img read more