Policy Submissions


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.

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.

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 […]

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.

Better Europe Alliance Response to Country Report 2016

April 2016

The Better Europe Alliance has produced its Response to the European Commission’s 2016 Country Report for Ireland. This Country Report is part of the EU’s European Semester process and provides an analysis of the key economic, social and environmental issues facing Ireland.

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 […]