Archive for January, 2010


Challenges Ahead for Ireland as Spanish Presidency Launches 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

January 2010

Commenting on tomorrow’s launch (21/01/01) in Madrid of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, Anna Visser Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland said that “the year represents an opportunity for the Government to prove that it is serious about tackling poverty, unemployment, and the devastating social legacy of the economic crash.”

New Eurostat Publication on Poverty and Social Exclusion

January 2010

Eurostat has published a statistical portrait of poverty and social exclusion in the European Union for the 2010 Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

EAPN Submission to the Future of the EU 2020 Strategy

January 2010

Our submission highlights a number of key areas that need to be addressed as part of a post 2010 strategy to highlight poverty and inequality.

EAPN Ireland Submission to European Commission Working Document “Consultations on the Future EU 2020 Strategy”

January 2010

A submission from EAPN Ireland to the Commission Working Document on a ‘Consultation on the Future ‘EU2020 Strategy’. The submission highlights a number of key areas that need to be addressed as part of a post 2010 strategy to highlight poverty and inequality.

Poor Can’t Pay Campaign Call for No Further Cuts to Social Welfare

January 2010

‘The Poor Can’t Pay’ called for an immediate assurance that there would be no more cuts in social welfare payments and no cut in the minimum wage.