Changing Ireland celebrates 50th issue of community magazine

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Image: VIEWdigital editor Brian Pelan speaking at the launch in Moyross, Co Limerick, of the 50th edition of the Changing Ireland magazine

VIEWdigital co-founder Una Murphy and VIEWdigital editor Brian Pelan recently travelled to Limerick to attend the 50th launch of the established community magazine Changing Ireland.

The event was held in the Moyross housing estate and was attended by a number of community activists and speakers including Gearoid Fitzgibbon, chairperson, Changing Ireland Community Media; George Clancy, IRFU international rugby referee; and the Republic’s Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan.

‘Changing Ireland’ is based in Moyross and promotes Community Development nationally. The not-for-profit publication was established in 2001 by the then Community Development Network Moyross Ltd.

In 2010, the project became an independent company. It is a managed by a voluntary board of management and receives core funding from  the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Allen Meagher, Editor , proudly showing the Changing Ireland 50th Edition at his Moyross Office. Picture Brendan Gleeson Picture Brendan Gleeson

Allen Meagher, Editor of Changing Ireland, left, with George Clancy, Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of Education, Jude Meaney and Geroid Fitzgibbon, celebrating the Changing Ireland 50th Edition at their Moyross Office. Picture Brendan Gleeson

Changing Ireland editor Allen Meagher said the magazine’s staff and supporters has always sought to produce original, quality journalism to highlight good practice in community development and social inclusion work and to give a voice to communities that experience marginalisation, stigmatisation and disadvantage. For more, visit: www.changingireland.ie

VIEWdigital editor Brian Pelan said: “It’s great to be invited to speak at this event. Both magazines, VIEW and Changing Ireland, are strong supporters of community issues. It’s important that communities who experience hardship throughout the island of Ireland have magazines that will represent them and give them a voice.”

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