Archive for 2017


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 […]

Better Europe Alliance – Response to European Commission 2017 Country Report for Ireland

April 2017

The Better Europe Alliance of Civil society organisations has produced its response to the 2017 Country Report for Ireland. The response outlines its proposals for a more balanced social, environmental and economic policy to ensure a better quality of life for everyone.

Submission to Consultation on Working Family Payment

April 2017

The Government is proposing to introducing a new Working Family Payment. EAPN Ireland’s submission to the consultation highlights how the payment can best achieve its goals of poverty reduction and making work pay.

Submission to National Reform Programme 2017

April 2017

EAPN Ireland’s submission to the Government’s NRP for 2017 outlines the measures Ireland needs to take to bring about a balanced social and economic recovery and to achieve it’s poverty and other Europe 2020 targets so that no-one gets left behind.

EAPN Ireland Newsflash February 2017

February 2017

EAPN Ireland NewsFlash February 2017