Archive for 2015


Briefing on poverty, 2015 and proposals for 2016-2021

December 2015

Click here for the EAPN Ireland briefing on poverty 2015 and proposals  for 2016-2021 “Poverty in Ireland is not new. Even during the years of economic boom before 2008, poverty levels in Ireland were higher than in many Western European countries. Since 2008, those already suffering from  poverty, who have the  least to give, have suffered […]

Response to CSO poverty figures issued today

November 2015

Press release November 2015 for 2014 CSO poverty figures “What type of society says that it is OK for nearly a third of its people to suffer ‘enforced deprivation’ – i.e. unable to afford basics like a warm coat, a substantial meal every second day or heating your home? “It is time for all parties […]

Community Platform Conference

November 2015

Community Platform – Action for Social Change – Programme and Registration Form Action for Social Change: Learning from grassroots experience Wednesday 2 Dec., 10am -1:40pm, F2 Centre, Rialto. Be inspired and provoked by studies of grass-roots activism, share experiences with activists for equality and social inclusion from all over the country and discuss how to […]

EAPN Ireland Accounts 2013 and 2014

October 2015

Audited EAPN Ireland Financial Statements 2014 A udited EAPN Ireland Financial Statements 2013

Better Europe Alliance Press Release in advance of meeting with Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs

October 2015

The Better Europe Alliance met with the Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs today. The meeting was to discuss the Alliance’s analysis of the EU’s 2015 Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland which covered Government finances, health, increasing the work intensity of households, and housing.

Community Platform: Four Tests for Budget 2016

October 2015

Read here: Four tests for Budget 2016 Test 1: Will Budget 2016 redistribute income towards the poorest 20% of the population and compensate those who have lost most over the last seven years? Test 2: Will Budget 2016 strengthen access to quality employment? Test 3: Will Budget 2016 provide the funding needed to restore and strengthen […]

EAPN Ireland NewsFlash October 2015

October 2015

October 2015 Flash PDF version, with feature on the new Global Goals. for 2030

EAPN Ireland Flash September 2015

September 2015

EAPN Ireland Newsflash September 2015 The latest news from Ireland and the rents of Europe, with a special feature on the refugee crisis.

Briefing on Poverty Targets, European Semester and Europe 2020

September 2015

The Briefing highlights what the current levels of poverty are and how far Ireland is from meeting its targets for reducing poverty. It provides an update on what the Europe 2020 strategy and European Semester is, where is Ireland in meeting its commitments and outlines why it is important for civil society to engage with this process.

Response to 2015 Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland

September 2015

The Better Europe Alliance response to the European Commission’s 2015 CSRs for Ireland acknowledges some positive proposals on low work intensity households and childcare but highlights that economic priorities could still undermine social goals, the missed opportunities and the omission of a CSR on climate change.