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April News 2014

Dublin AIDS Alliance
HIV and AIDS: An Overview for Counsellors

Dublin AIDS Alliance is running a one day workshop for professional counsellors, therapists, and other mental health workers. The workshop introduces key aspects of working with clients who are living with HIV or AIDS, as well as their friends/partners/families and introduces best practice guidelines for professionals working in this area.

Course Content
• A brief overview of HIV & AIDS (History, Transmission and Treatment)
• Common Presenting Issues
• Disclosure /Confidentiality
• Practical Issues
• Relationships and Sex
• Emotional/Spiritual Issues
• Referring
• Legal Issues
• Case Studies
• A Counselling Model

About the Presenters
The workshop is facilitated by Richard Boyle and Rebecca Seery. Richard, IICHP, BA (Mod), has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist with Dublin AIDS Alliance for nearly 20 years. Rebecca Seery, MIACP, BA (Counselling and Psychotherapy), BSocSC, works as a Client Support Worker and Counsellor/Psychotherapist) in Dublin AIDS Alliance. The training session aims to share the experiences and learning from the wide variety of client presenting issues in a stimulating training environment where group participation is encouraged.

Course Details

Date: 22nd May 2014
Training will be from 10:00am till 4:30pm with a 9:30am registration.

Venue: Dublin AIDS Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.

Cost: €95, includes a light lunch and tea & coffee

Further information and booking forms are available from Rebecca Seery in Dublin AIDS Alliance.
Tel: 01-8733799

ICON has launched its first newsletter of 2014 which features articles of local interest such as

ICON has launched its first newsletter of 2014 which features articles of local interest such as


  • The Privatisation of Community Development
  • Job Path Scheme
  • Dublin Inner City Community Alliance
  • Annie Kelly Education Bursary
  • Housing Issues
  • Update Summerhill Primary Care Centre
  • Inner City Helping Homeless Group Committed to Providing Resources &
    Provisions to Dublin’s Homeless
  • The Talbot Centre Celebrates 30 Years of Service
  • Resident Groups Unhappy with Croke Concert Events
  • Update on Community Employment (CE) Campaign
  • ICON Community Representatives on the North Inner City Drugs & Alcohol Task Force
  • Remembering the First World War
  • Endgame in the Docklands?
  • Solas sa Saol
  • Register to Vote in the Local & European Elections
  • CITYWIDE Community Campaign Follow Up meeting
  • The Cavan Centre
  • LYCS Adult Education Programme
  • ICON Upcoming Events and Recent Publications

To view the newsletter please click here

ICON: Inner City Organisations Network  
The Community Network for Dublin’s North-East Inner City
22 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.

Tel: (01) 8366890 Fax: (01)8364870 Website:




Community Spirit Awards
The Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards is now open to applications.
The Community Spirit Awards provides voluntary groups across the Greater Dublin Area with support to develop new projects, grow services and help raise community spirit in their local community. To date, over 1,500 voluntary groups have benefitted from funding from Dublin Bus.

Any group that is located where Dublin Bus operates its services is eligible to apply. Each application is judged independently and successful groups will be awarded grants of €5,000, €2,000 or €1,000.

Voluntary groups who work in the following areas can apply to the Community Spirit Awards:


1. Children and Youth
2. Sport
3. People with Disabilities
4. Older People
5. Environment and Local Community
6. Education e.g. alcohol, drugs, literacy or health

In order to apply you must complete an application form.

For more information on the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards please click here

Forms are also available to download here or from:

Dublin Bus Community Spirit Initiative,
Media and Communications Department,
59 Upper O’Connell Street,
Dublin 1.
Phone: (01) 703 3143

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Friday, 20th June 2014



As part of

An Garda Síochánas Policing Plan 2014

(Goal Three - Ensuring Safer Communities)

please see attached advice/information leaflets distributed to the public which are primarily focussed on reducing and preventing theft and burglaries


Personal Safety - Security for the Older Person, please click here

Making your home more secure, please click here

Burglary prevention, please click here