Putting the fight against poverty at the heart of the European Parliament elections, 2014
19 European Parliament election candidates from Ireland join Europe-wide call for an EU Anti Poverty Strategy: see press release Read the special edition of the EAPN Ireland Review on the elections – explaining the role of the Parliament, the issues and candidates in the election Follow the EAPN (Europe) blog on the campaign Following a successful series of meetings between community groups and candidates for the European Parliament, EAPN Ireland, the Irish network of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN), today announced that the EAPN’s demand for an explicit anti-poverty strategy and monitoring by people experiencing poverty has so far been been endorsed ...
- Response to CSO poverty figures issued today
- Better Europe Alliance Press Release in advance of meeting with Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs
- Community Platform Press release and publication: Widening inequality hitting most vulnerable
- Budget 2016 – unless we prioritise vital, well targeted spending over tax cuts, the misery for many will continue.
- Presss release on new Commission reccomendations
- Anti Poverty Network welcomes Oireachtas Committee Report declaring Direct Provision for Asylum Seekers “not fit for purpose”
- Press Release: Poverty figures show need for 5 year plan against poverty
- We can only rebuild trust in Ireland’s role in Europe if commitments to social justice, equality and environmental sustainability are delivered
- Statement on Budget 2015
- Press release: CSO figures published today show that 1.2 million people now experience deprivation, twice the pre-recession figure.
As the General Election campaign gets officially underway the Community Platform has launched Four Tests for the next Government.
The Platform will use these tests to assess the seriousness of the next Government in addressing the causes and consequences of poverty, social exclusion and inequality in Ireland....full story
Click here for the EAPN Ireland briefing on poverty 2015 and proposals for 2016-2021 “Poverty in Ireland is not new. Even during the years of economic boom before 2008, poverty levels in Ireland were higher than in many Western European countries. Since 2008, those already suffering from poverty, who have the least to give, have suffered […]...full story
Press release November 2015 for 2014 CSO poverty figures “What type of society says that it is OK for nearly a third of its people to suffer ‘enforced deprivation’ – i.e. unable to afford basics like a warm coat, a substantial meal every second day or heating your home? “It is time for all parties […]...full story