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.
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EAPN Ireland calls on Government to meet its obligations to assess the poverty impact of budget measuresDecember 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.
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 […]
EAPN Ireland seeks social activism and communications intern
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 […]
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.