Archive for 2017


EAPN Ireland is recruiting a Policy and Communications Officer (Part-time)

December 2017

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland is recruiting a Policy and Communications Officer – Part time (2.5 days per week). The successful candidate will be responsible to the Director for delivering EAPN Ireland’s policy and communications work and contribute to the organisations goal of putting the eradication of poverty at the top of the national […]

Submission to Action Plan for Jobs 2018

November 2017

EAPN Ireland has made a Submission to the Action Plan for Jobs 2018. The submission highlights the importance of: applying the Action Plan to poverty and equality impact assessment to ensure it is as effective as possible in reducing poverty and inequality and improving economic and social rights. the provision of quality jobs and decent […]

EAPN Ireland Newsflash October/November 2017

October 2017

EAPN Ireland Newsflash October/November 2017

Submission on the Future of Europe

October 2017

In its Submission to the consultation on the Future of Europe EAPN Ireland has asked that the EU must return to the values in its Treaties which are not about economic goals but about improving the quality of life of everyone living in the EU, while playing a positive role in the wider world. The EU must choose a future which is more sustainable with balanced social, environmental and economic goals as it has committed to under the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Press Release Budget 2018: We welcome investment in welfare and services. Now we need a much more ambitious plan to fight poverty

October 2017

EAPN Ireland welcomes some of the measures announced in Budget 2018 as a contribution to partially repairing the damage of the years of austerity and to reducing the burden of poverty for some of the 403,000 in consistent poverty but argues that the new plan to address poverty being developed in 2018 must take a much more ambitious approach to have a real impact on poverty and ensure that everyone has access to an adequate income, quality services and decent jobs.

Community Platform – Six Principles for an inclusive health policy

August 2017

In December 2016 the Community Platform, a network of 27 national organisations fighting poverty, social exclusion and inequality, published Six Principles for an inclusive health policy. These Principles provided a context for discussion at a seminar organised with All Together in Dignity Fourth World at the end of July 2017 which looked at the new Slaintecare report by […]

Summary of Regional Workshops for 2017 Social Inclusion Forum

August 2017

Each year in advance of the national Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) EAPN Ireland and Community Work Ireland carry out local workshops and focus groups to get people’s input and support their participation. The Key Messages from meetings in Dublin, Galway and a focus group with people with experience of homelessness were presented to the SIF on the 25th May 2017.

Submission to Budget 2018

August 2017

In its Submission to Budget 2018 EAPN Ireland has made proposals on the key measures needed if the Government is to follow through on its commitment to put in place an effective plan to address poverty and social exclusion.

Meetings on the new National Action Plan on Poverty and Social Inclusion, Limerick and Longford

May 2017

·       Longford, 21st June: EDI Centre, 11A2 Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road ·       Limerick, 23rd June: IMPACT Building, 30-36 Roxboro Rd   Have your say! What do we want the Government to do about poverty and how can we achieve this? Invitation to Regional Consultations on Government Plans on Poverty and Social Exclusion More information […]

EAPN Ireland events – The EU, its Parliament and the fight against poverty

April 2017

As the EU celebrates its 60th birthday, these regional workshops are your chance to discuss questions like How does Europe decide social policies? What difference does this make to people affected by poverty? How can we influence European policy? Why is the EU in crisis? What do Brexit and the rise of racism mean for […]