Archive for April, 2014


Press release: CSO figures published today show that 1.2 million people now experience deprivation, twice the pre-recession figure.

April 2014

PRESS RELEASE 19 April 2014 CSO figures published today show that 1.2 million people now experience deprivation, twice the pre-recession figure.  “Nice words about ‘protecting the most vulnerable’ are not enough.  We need a concerted plan to address poverty as part of our plan for recovery.” Today’s figures (for 2012) show: Well over a quarter […]

Making the Social Inclusion Forum Relevant – the ‘implementation gap’

April 2014

EAPN Ireland and the CWC carried out 10 meetings with over 200 participants across Ireland in preparation for the 2014 Social Inclusion Forum. The discussion at these meetings highlighted the frustration and anger at the policy choices which have resulted in increased poverty and social exclusion and eroded the voice of communities. The short report, which was presented at the social Inclusion Forum, is available here.