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EAPN Ireland Newsflash March 2018

March 2018

EAPN Ireland NewsFlash March 2018

EAPN Ireland Poverty Briefing 2018 and Government consultation on new social inclusion plan

February 2018

As the Government begins its consultation on a new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion EAPN Ireland has published its Poverty Briefing 2018. The Briefing presents up to date information on the levels of poverty and the issues behind them and outlines proposals across a range of policy areas.

Press Release: Response to the publication of the CSO poverty figures (SILC) for 2016

December 2017

A report today from the Central Statistics Office shows that the number of people living in poverty is still at crisis levels and that those living in poverty are not experiencing the benefits of any economic recovery. EAPN Ireland again calls on the Government to urgently put in place an integrated anti-poverty plan with the ambition necessary to make a decisive impact on poverty.

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.

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 […]

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.