Archive for 2016

Community Platform Press Statement: Six principles for an inclusive, equal and effective health policy

December 2016

On Human Rights day 2016, 29 leading national organisations working against poverty and inequality point Ireland’s failure to deliver on the human right to health and wellbeing for all

The Community Platform, representing 29 leading national networks and organisations, today launched 6 principles for an inclusive health policy.

CONNECTING THE DOTS- Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to strengthen our work against poverty

November 2016

Free training for activists working against poverty by EAPN Ireland with support from Comhlámh.

Understanding poverty at local and global levels and learning how to use the commitments in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Galway on 30th November, Dublin on 1st December and Cork on 2nd December.

Submission to Consultation on European Pillar of Social Rights

November 2016

EAPN Ireland Policy Group has made its submission to the European Commission’s Consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN Ireland believes that in order to redress the economic and social imbalance in the EU and reverse the high levels of poverty and inequality the EU needs to be ambitious when it announces the new Pillar […]

Budget 2017 – Welcome increase but we need a concerted anti poverty strategy

October 2016

European Anti Poverty Network Ireland Press Release on Budget 2017 11 October 2016 for immediate release Enquiries: Paul Ginnell or Robin Hanan (numbers removed for web version) Anti-poverty network welcomes welfare increases, but we need a more ambitious and concerted plan to rebuild services, income and quality work to fight poverty The European Anti-Poverty Network […]

Community Platform Press statement: Budget 2017 must make good on Government promises to deliver a fair society Four Tests for the Budget 2017

October 2016

Four Tests for Budget 2017 here The Community Platform, an alliance of 29 national organisations, is calling for a Budget 2017 to reflect the promise in the Programme for Government to ‘deliver a fair society so that communities thrive’ through concrete measures and longer-term strategies to address inequality and poverty.  The Community Platform statement says: […]

EAPN Ireland AGM and workshop on poverty, inequality and health

September 2016

EAPN Ireland AGM and workshop on poverty, Inequity and Health.   Notice and registration form here   Carmelite Centre 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 21 October 2016 10.30 to 1.30, followed by a light lunch Outline Agenda 9.30             Registration 10.00           AGM business Introduction and Welcome Minutes AGM 2015 Annual Report 2015 Accounts for 2015 and election […]

EAPN Ireland Newsflash September 2016

September 2016

The latest Irish and European News eapn-ireland-newsflash-september-2016

Meeting to prepare for the Social Inclusion Forum Athlone 7 September 2016

August 2016

Athlone Social Inclusion Forum Preparatory Workshop 2016   In St Kieran’s Community Centre, Tormey Villas, Athlone On 7th September 2016 from 9:30am to 1:00pm Each year the Community Work Ireland (CWI) and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland carry out a number of preparatory workshops to support people to contribute to the national Social Inclusion […]

Submission to Budget 2017

August 2016

EAPN Ireland has made its Submission to Budget 2017. The Submission calls for adequate resources to be made available for investment in adequate social welfare supports and critical public infrastructure and repeats its proposals for the all relevant policies to be poverty proofed and that everyone should have an income to live a decent life.

Submission to National Reform Programme 2016

April 2016

EAPN Ireland has made its submission to the Irish NRP for 2016. It has highlighted the crisis levels of poverty in Ireland, including by those in homelessness, and repeated its call for all of Government anti-poverty strategy to address it.