Archive for 2012

EAPN Ireland calls on Government to meet its obligations to assess the poverty impact of budget measures

December 2012

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland has repeated its call on the Government to meet its obligations and carry out and publish poverty impact assessments of budgets. This call comes after the announced of Budget 2013 which EAPN Ireland believes will inevitably increase poverty.

EAPN Ireland calls for a budget to protect the poor and build a more inclusive society

October 2012

The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland, an alliance of over 300 national and local organisations fighting poverty, has called for a budget to protect the poor and to build a more inclusive society. This will require tough decisions on resources to ensure that welfare payments lift people out of poverty and remove the barriers to taking up quality work.

Anti-Poverty group meets with Trioka to highlight that the Government needs to make choices other than those which are leading to an increase in poverty

July 2012

9th July 2012: In their meeting with the troika partners today members of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland highlighted that the Irish Government has choices and that there is another way than the current austerity approach which is resulting in increased poverty and inequality and will have a long term negative impact both on […]

EAPN Ireland meet with the Troika to highlight impact on poverty and Government choices

July 2012

Members of EAPN Ireland meet the Troika to highlight that the current policies are leading to poverty, inequality and longer term social costs but that the Government has choices to instead develop a more progressive taxation system which includes a focus on taxation on wealth and provide social investment which would have a positive social and economic impact.

Time to focus on adequate income, services and quality work

June 2012

ESRI controversy a dangerous distraction – “the paper is based on figures from 2004/5 when we had nearly full employment” The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland is calling for an honest debate on how we can ensure that everyone has access to a decent income whether from social welfare or work and on how to […]

Social Activism and Communications Intern

June 2012

EAPN Ireland seeks social activism and communications intern

EAPN Ireland AGM 2012 and workshop on Active Inclusion, 20 June

May 2012

AGM and workshop on active inclusion and welfare reform Download Notice The EU-wide economic and social strategy ‘Europe 2020’ re-commits member states to promoting ‘active inclusion’, defined by one EU website as follows: “Active inclusion” of people at risk of poverty and excluded from the labour market entails a comprehensive policy mix combining an adequate […]

EAPN Ireland briefing on the Fiscal Treaty Referendum

May 2012

This week, Irish voters are asked to vote on a proposal to change our Constitution to allow the Oireachtas to ratify the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic And Monetary Union.
In this Special Briefing, we provide information on the content of the Treaty and give some arguments for and against it from a social point of view. We also include, on the last page, proposals for a political way forward for Europe from a recent EAPN (Europe) briefing paper on the crisis.

Press Release 1 May 2012: Government acknowledges rise in numbers in poverty are linked to recent policies and lowers future targets to reduce poverty

May 2012

European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Press Release 1 May 2012 For more information contact Robin Hanan, Director (phone number removed) Government acknowledges rise in numbers in poverty are linked to recent policies and lowers future targets to reduce poverty Poverty reduction target reduced downward. The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland today expressed alarm at a […]