The NEIC Initiative commenced In July 2016, when the Government launched a major initiative for Dublin's North East Inner City to oversee the long-term social and economic regeneration of the area.
To support the work of the Ministerial Taskforce, Mr Kieran Mulvey was appointed to engage with the local community groups, representatives and other interests, and to report back with specific recommendations. The Mulvey Report recommended a number of new structures and appointments to lead this work.
The Mulvey Report for ‘Creating a Brighter Future’ in Dublin’s North East Inner City (NEIC) was published in February 2017 and was the output of consultation with an extensive group of stakeholders representing the area. The Mulvey Report was written in response to the underlying socio-economic problems in the area and the ongoing feud.
The Mulvey Report outlined the drivers for change and presented a clear vision for the future of the NEIC. The report led to the establishment of the NEIC Programme Implementation Board (PIB) and the NEIC sub groups, tasked to focus on four key areas and a set of recommendations to address current and future social and economic challenges in the NEIC.
Since 2017, significant progress has been made by the PIB and the subgroups responsible for the delivery of the Mulvey Report recommendations, with many actions completed to date. It was agreed in 2018 to establish a fifth subgroup to focus on substance use and misuse in the NEIC and to enhance the services provided under this remit. In December 2019 a sixth subgroup was added, with a responsibility towards the alignment of services within the area.
In 2019 the PIB developed a three year strategic plan for 2020 – 2022. This followed an evaluability assessment of the NEIC Initiative by Just Economics which led to a more structured delivery approach to the programme. The aim of this is to focus on long-term sustainable outcomes; ensure alignment of objectives across the subgroups; enhance cross-team collaboration; and ensure accountability for the delivery of priority actions.
At its core, The NEIC Initiative works towards making the North East Inner City a safe, attractive and vibrant living and working environment for the community and its families with opportunities for all to lead full lives. This is underpinned by the core values of the Initiative, which are:
Community: Working together in an inclusive and ‘whole community’ approach.
Integration of Services: Integrating services and connecting to local and national policies and structures.
Pride: Empowering local residents to take ownership of and have pride in their community.
Trust: Building a culture of community trust through support, compassion, respect and honesty.
Commitment: Commitment to delivering on promises to create a brighter future.
The NEIC sub groups, and the work undertaken in each, are varied in nature, scale and complexity. You can find out more about them in the NEIC sub-groups section of the site. Although they deal with different responsibilities, the overarching purpose of each sub group is guided by the vision and values listed above.
These values act as the ‘glue’ that tie all of the varying NEIC work together, and define the commonalities across each sub group and their purpose. These values are used as the underpinning principles that guide all decisions and actions relating to the three year strategic plan, and will be the overall determining factors of the success of the programme.
We encourage you to tour the rest of the website to find out more about the work of the NEIC Initiative to date, and the exciting projects we have in store.