To qualify for membership of Limerick PPN your group/organisation must:
Groups/organisations registering under the Environment Sector must be be approved by the Environmental Pillar at a national level.
Please note groups formed around specific local issues are not eligible for PPN membership, for example, groups formed around opposition to a particular local planning application.
Associate membership of Limerick PPN is open to groups and organisations not eligible for full membership but who:
Organisations who may qualify for Associate Membership include but are not limited to:
The Secretariat is responsible for managing the membership database. They may delegate its operation to a third party, but it must be under their control and direction.
Membership registrations are considered by the Secretariat on the basis of the information submitted. When a group seeks to register, and it is not clear if they fit the criteria, the Secretariat can request further information.
In some cases, a category of Associate membership may be added for groups who do not fit all the criteria. Such groups would be able to receive information and access training etc., but would not have a vote.
Groups should re-register with PPN every year, to ensure that their information is up to date. The PPN contact point(s) in a member organisation are important for the distribution of newsletters and other information. As such they should be active users of email. An individual should not be the contact point for multiple groups. Because of the separation of the functions of Public Representatives and the PPN, Councillors, TDs Senators and MEPs should not be the PPN contact point for organisations.
Member groups should be able to self-select as Community and Voluntary or Social Inclusion organisations. In some cases, the Secretariat may offer guidance.