Deborah Conlon


The Irish arms trade with Israel – a bloody stain upon the state

This week’s blog comes from Kevin Squires, the national coordinator of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign The Irish arms trade with Israel – a bloody stain upon the state On Wednesday 4th October, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) delivered a 23,000-strong petition to the Irish government, demanding an end to the bilateral arms trade between […]


Sunflowers…..Seeds of Hope 2

  “Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” Maori Proverb. As the light begins to wane for winter; giant heads of sunflowers come to bloom in late August for one last celebration of the sun. Cast against the lush green patchwork of the Irish landscape, the neon yellow flowers […]


SDG advocate programme.

Development Perspectives is delighted to launch the SDG Advocate programme nationwide. The SDG Advocate programme offered 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their county and become the first of Ireland’s SDG Advocates through this innovative project. The chosen advocates will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals aiming to promote peace, sustainability […]


#SDGchallenge – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

We are currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. Worldwide 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. With 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution, or 28,300 people a day the question becomes – What are we going to do about it? Join us in University College […]


Stereotypes and Discrimination in Louth and Meath.

“I think we are all guilty of believing stereotypes without even being aware of it. And with a little exploring we realise that the world is very complex and people don’t necessarily fit into these brackets we’ve set.” – Paul Crewe, Project worker with Development Perspectives. Development Perspectives’ Paul Crewe explored the topic of stereotypes and discrimination […]


Webinar: The Role of Global Citizenship Education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of the GELP project (Global Learning Education Platform) with the GLEN network, Development Perspectives was asked to host a webinar addressing the topic “The Role of Global Citizenship Education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” Chair of Global Hands Momodou Sallah was the guest speaker at the webinar who spoke about Global Citizen Education, […]


Working with PDCS in Slovakia.

Bobby McCormack facilitated a workshop on “Introducing development education into higher education.” for higher education professionals who want to introduce non formal methods into their practice. While there he also participated in a seminar on the importance of the SDGs where he highlighted the work of Development Perspectives and our #SDGchallenge programme.       […]


Global Citizen Awards 2017.

We’re delighted to once again have members of Development Perspectives receive their Global Citizen Awards this year. Deirdre Gavin and Aoife Kirk received their Silver awards during the ceremony in the Smock Alley Theatre in May. The ceremony aims to highlight each winner’s achievement and dedication to raising awareness here in Ireland of global issues. The keynote […]


GELP project – Cape Town, South Africa.

Three members of the DP team, Bobby McCormack, Stephanie Kirwan and Margaret Downey, visited Cape Town, South Africa to attend the third workshop in the GELP (Global Education Learning Platform) series in April. This study visit will focused on “Making the Invisible, Visible” – Critical Perspectives on Global Citizenship from the Global South. The first two study […]


Vegan Venture 4

This week’s blog was written by DP co-founder Margaret Downey who recently took our #VeganVenture challenge as part of the #SDGchallenge. Development Perspectives “Vegan Venture challenge” proved more difficult than I expected. As a way of highlighting the impact of meat production on Climate Change we were asked to live a vegan lifestyle for one […]


Rising to the Challenge – Make 2017 a year for adventure.

We’re on the hunt for thrill seekers who are searching for an opportunity to challenge themselves this year with either running the Dublin Marathon in October or climbing the world’s largest free-standing mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in August. Development Perspectives have put together two fantastic packages for both challenges that will ensure you feel empowered […]


Development Perspectives – Now offering Training Courses. 1

Development Perspectives are delighted to have launched our new training and facilitation brochure for 2017. We now offer a range of training courses covering topics such as Training and Facilitation Skills, Team Building and Group Dynamics, Leadership for Development, The Power of Storytelling and Regional Citizen’s Assembly. Bespoke trainings are also available. Email deborah@developmentperspectives.ie for more information. […]


#SDGchallenge

We’re approaching the first anniversary of #SDGchallenge and with over 780 people signed up from 31 different countries there’s a major push on meeting the Global Goals by 2030. To date we have focused on 11 of these crucial goals. March saw us concentrate on Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities with a workshop in Waterford […]


Global Citizen Awards 2017.

  We’re delighted to once again have members of Development Perspectives receiving a Global Citizen Awards this year. Deirdre Gavin and Aoife Kirk will receive their Silver awards during the ceremony this Saturday in the Smock Alley Theatre. The ceremony aims to highlight each winner’s achievement and dedication to raising awareness here in Ireland of global issues. […]


UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education

#SDGchallenge coordinator Stephanie Kirwan was one of only 6 Irish delegates invited to take part in the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development currently taking place in Canada. Stephanie was there to present to the #SDGchallenge to 400 educators attending from 96 countries around the world. DP director Bobby McCormack was also in the Irish contingent. […]