Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Edenmore CDP Appeal Unsuccessful

As many of you will have been aware, Edenmore CDP had submitted its Appeal against the decision by the Department of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs to stop funding the project. After presenting the Appeals Board with our submission and having met directly with the Appeals Board in person, we received notification of their decision to uphold the original decision. Edenmore CDP has therefore been given no alternative but to close as of Monday 1st February, resulting in the loss of 2 posts (Project Co-ordinator & Project Administrator).

We would like to thank all those who provided direct support in our Appeal and for the hugely encouraging words committed to paper as part of that Appeal. The Staff and Board of Management are deeply appreciative of the acknowledgment and recognition of the work of Edenmore CDP in recent years by local people, organisations and businesses. We regret that this has not resulted in the Appeals Board rescinding the wrong decision previously taken. We would like to re-iterate our view that Edenmore CDP has never duplicated the work of other CDPs in North Dublin and that clear and tangible benefits can be evidenced. A brief perusal of this blog would have been indication enough for any organisation reviewing our work.

We would also like to thank all the people with whom we have worked with, across many diverse, exciting and challenging community issues; we have developed and enhanced relationships that we know will continue in our absence. Edenmore still remains an area requiring strong community, voluntary and statutory interventions that lead to an eradication of poverty, isolation, poor service provision and encourages greater local decision making. We regret that we will no longer be able to play a key role towards achieving those things.

Richard Costello (Co-ordinator)
Amanda Mitchell (Administrator)

Voluntary Board of Management: Ray Daly, Matthias Borscheid, Felim McMahon, Grainne Roche, Betty Brown, Margaret Carroll

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Edenmore CDP is Global!

Since we started this Blog in 2008 we had always hoped and intended that we would be able to communicate locally the work of the Community Development Project in Edenmore. We think we've achieved this to a certain degree. However, one thing we may have overlooked over this period is the international dimension to our Blog. People may not have noticed 2 very telling pieces of information located at the very bottom of this page you are reading.

One is the IP2Map.com plugin-in which provides us with the locations of the last 1oo visitors to our Blog. Secondly, the number counter, which tells us just how many visitors we have had in total. When we checked the locations of visitors today (13/01/10), by 1.30pm we had already had over 100. But more importantly, the extent to which our Blog is crossing international boundaries is remarkable. I have copied the last 100 visitors locations below for people to see. From Paris to Sri Lanka, from Korea to Germany, from Switzerland to Japan and beyond... our Blog really is Global! And the number of visitors as of writing? 12663!

Not bad for a CDP deemed 'not viable'by the Department of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs. Thankfully some people think we're worth a 'visit' - even if it is only a virtual one.

Time (UTC)

IP Address

IP2Location

1/13/2010 1:33:51 PM

86.44.39.36

DUBLIN, DUBLIN (IRELAND)

1/13/2010 1:28:52 PM

193.47.80.39

PARIS, ILE-DE-FRANCE (FRANCE)

1/13/2010 1:27:22 PM

83.10.61.5

LODZ, LODZKIE (POLAND)

1/13/2010 1:27:12 PM

202.156.13.2

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE (SINGAPORE)

1/13/2010 1:16:12 PM

67.218.116.163

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 1:14:33 PM

66.249.71.131

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 1:12:09 PM

203.153.223.12

SRI LANKA

1/13/2010 1:08:37 PM

202.93.36.70

TANGERANG, BANTEN (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 1:07:28 PM

203.166.207.37

JAKARTA, JAKARTA RAYA (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 1:06:19 PM

195.210.57.83

AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS)

1/13/2010 1:04:30 PM

85.176.70.126

HAMBURG, HAMBURG (GERMANY)

1/13/2010 1:03:20 PM

114.111.36.26

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

1/13/2010 1:02:58 PM

114.111.36.26

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

1/13/2010 12:55:30 PM

124.43.87.114

COLOMBO, COLOMBO (SRI LANKA)

1/13/2010 12:55:22 PM

202.3.213.130

DEPOK, JAWA BARAT (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 12:54:23 PM

67.195.112.165

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 12:47:36 PM

174.36.241.149

DALLAS, TEXAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 12:46:33 PM

220.181.7.90

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 12:42:15 PM

202.69.192.81

COLOMBO, COLOMBO (SRI LANKA)

1/13/2010 12:41:16 PM

88.248.248.128

SAMSUN, SAMSUN (TURKEY)

1/13/2010 12:41:16 PM

88.248.248.128

SAMSUN, SAMSUN (TURKEY)

1/13/2010 12:38:55 PM

124.195.65.17

TANGERANG, BANTEN (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 12:38:43 PM

189.76.222.14

BRAZIL

1/13/2010 12:38:10 PM

220.181.7.65

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 12:34:33 PM

122.164.119.79

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU (INDIA)

1/13/2010 12:32:53 PM

123.125.66.95

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 12:32:46 PM

58.8.180.50

BANGKOK, KRUNG THEP (THAILAND)

1/13/2010 12:30:35 PM

121.243.142.11

HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH (INDIA)

1/13/2010 12:29:25 PM

38.98.19.67

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 12:28:10 PM

151.16.195.214

GROSSETO, TOSCANA (ITALY)

1/13/2010 12:26:02 PM

212.111.202.254

KIEV, KYYIV (UKRAINE)

1/13/2010 12:24:52 PM

92.105.7.58

ZURICH, ZURICH (SWITZERLAND)

1/13/2010 12:23:32 PM

119.63.198.74

TOKYO, TOKYO (JAPAN)

1/13/2010 12:22:55 PM

69.67.60.130

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 12:22:52 PM

69.67.60.130

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 12:22:16 PM

41.224.63.151

TUNIS, TUNIS (TUNISIA)

1/13/2010 12:13:59 PM

61.135.249.205

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 12:11:20 PM

114.124.65.104

JAKARTA, JAKARTA RAYA (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 12:07:06 PM

89.241.240.243

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND (UNITED KINGDOM)

1/13/2010 12:02:44 PM

71.160.113.191

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 12:00:08 PM

88.247.93.147

ISTANBUL, ISTANBUL (TURKEY)

1/13/2010 11:55:11 AM

41.226.109.128

CARTHAGE, TUNIS (TUNISIA)

1/13/2010 11:53:35 AM

114.124.65.104

JAKARTA, JAKARTA RAYA (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 11:52:10 AM

174.37.205.87

DALLAS, TEXAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 11:43:27 AM

125.163.3.79

BANDUNG, JAWA BARAT (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 11:38:48 AM

114.30.80.8

JAKARTA, JAKARTA RAYA (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 11:36:08 AM

220.181.7.117

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 11:35:21 AM

124.195.65.19

TANGERANG, BANTEN (INDONESIA)

1/13/2010 11:32:02 AM

123.125.66.129

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 11:16:30 AM

78.161.196.220

ANKARA, ANKARA (TURKEY)

1/13/2010 11:16:24 AM

141.3.25.29

KARLSRUHE, BADEN-WĂśRTTEMBERG (GERMANY)

1/13/2010 11:14:50 AM

195.210.57.83

AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS)

1/13/2010 11:14:21 AM

74.125.92.82

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 11:14:21 AM

74.125.92.82

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 11:09:36 AM

127.0.0.1

1/13/2010 11:05:24 AM

195.210.57.83

AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS)

1/13/2010 10:58:58 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:55:31 AM

174.37.205.86

DALLAS, TEXAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:53:47 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:48:41 AM

203.6.203.69

AUSTRALIA

1/13/2010 10:43:40 AM

95.108.150.235

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1/13/2010 10:43:39 AM

95.108.150.235

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1/13/2010 10:43:37 AM

95.108.150.235

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1/13/2010 10:43:37 AM

95.108.150.235

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

1/13/2010 10:39:57 AM

203.106.110.140

KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN (MALAYSIA)

1/13/2010 10:35:34 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:31:03 AM

210.1.207.197

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND (AUSTRALIA)

1/13/2010 10:30:28 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:23:49 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:23:37 AM

66.249.71.131

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:23:19 AM

119.63.198.94

TOKYO, TOKYO (JAPAN)

1/13/2010 10:20:12 AM

65.55.207.27

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:18:58 AM

41.230.87.1

CARTHAGE, TUNIS (TUNISIA)

1/13/2010 10:18:23 AM

67.195.112.165

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:17:57 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:17:24 AM

122.164.238.163

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU (INDIA)

1/13/2010 10:16:26 AM

82.44.25.156

CRAWLEY, ENGLAND (UNITED KINGDOM)

1/13/2010 10:14:01 AM

41.226.92.69

CARTHAGE, TUNIS (TUNISIA)

1/13/2010 10:11:58 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:07:30 AM

66.249.71.131

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:06:10 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 10:05:06 AM

77.228.73.136

MADRID, MADRID (SPAIN)

1/13/2010 10:00:51 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:59:42 AM

66.249.71.131

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:59:29 AM

174.37.205.76

DALLAS, TEXAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:55:41 AM

195.210.57.83

AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS)

1/13/2010 9:55:39 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:54:42 AM

94.199.68.240

MOSCOW, MOSKVA (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)

1/13/2010 9:52:34 AM

78.39.91.105

RAFSANJAN, KERMAN (IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)

1/13/2010 9:50:29 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:46:58 AM

217.174.250.7

UNITED KINGDOM

1/13/2010 9:46:52 AM

220.181.7.79

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 9:46:52 AM

85.100.184.241

IZMIR, IZMIR (TURKEY)

1/13/2010 9:44:37 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:39:29 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:38:08 AM

123.125.66.84

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)

1/13/2010 9:37:26 AM

195.210.57.83

AMSTERDAM, NOORD-HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS)

1/13/2010 9:36:40 AM

122.164.216.249

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU (INDIA)

1/13/2010 9:34:23 AM

69.254.183.87

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (UNITED STATES)

1/13/2010 9:34:03 AM

220.181.7.127

BEIJING, BEIJING (CHINA)