Archive for February, 2012


Submission on single welfare payment for everyone of working age

February 2012

Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education expresses strong concerns about the negative poverty impact of introducing a single welfare payment for all people aged 16-64 in the current economic climate.

EAPN Comment Paper to EU Peer Review on Ireland’s Poverty Target

February 2012

In June 2011 an EU Peer Review of Ireland’s consistent poverty target was held in Dublin. This was because of the need for all EU countries to set their own poverty target as part of Europe 2020 strategy. This strategy sets the target of reducing by at least 20 million the numbers of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion by 2020. Paul Ginnell from EAPN Ireland represented EAPN at the Peer Review which included representatives from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the European network ESN. Full details are available at http://www.peer-review-social-inclusion.eu/peer-reviews/2011/the-setting-of-national-poverty-targets. Download publication