Press Release


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.

Response to the publication of the CSO poverty figures (SILC) for 2015

February 2017

In response to the publication of the latest report on the numbers of those in poverty in 2015 EAPN Ireland has again demanded a serious commitment by the Government to fighting poverty. Director of EAPN Ireland stated that “We repeat our call for the Government to implement its commitment to develop an integrated framework for […]

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.

Response to CSO poverty figures issued today

November 2015

Press release November 2015 for 2014 CSO poverty figures “What type of society says that it is OK for nearly a third of its people to suffer ‘enforced deprivation’ – i.e. unable to afford basics like a warm coat, a substantial meal every second day or heating your home? “It is time for all parties […]

Better Europe Alliance Press Release in advance of meeting with Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs

October 2015

The Better Europe Alliance met with the Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs today. The meeting was to discuss the Alliance’s analysis of the EU’s 2015 Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland which covered Government finances, health, increasing the work intensity of households, and housing.

Community Platform Press release and publication: Widening inequality hitting most vulnerable

July 2015

Widening inequality hitting most vulnerable   Media Release Community Platform – Widening inequality hitting most vulnerable The Future Perspective of the Community Platform: New paper calls for progressive taxation and investment in communities and public services to ensure the rights and welfare of the most vulnerable in Irish society.   The Community Platform, an alliance […]

Budget 2016 – unless we prioritise vital, well targeted spending over tax cuts, the misery for many will continue.

June 2015

EAPN Ireland Press Release – Budget 2016 Prioritise spending on income and services for people on low income over tax cuts for the rich and middle incomes Restore cuts in income and services affecting low income households during the recession, including those affecting lone parents Implement Government policy to ‘poverty-proof’ all decisions and the overall […]

Presss release on new Commission reccomendations

May 2015

Anti-Poverty Network welcomes European Commission repeated call for action by the Irish Government on child poverty and childcare, but the overall package of proposals shows no urgency or ambition in promoting a more inclusive society May 2015 Press release CSRs  

Anti Poverty Network welcomes Oireachtas Committee Report declaring Direct Provision for Asylum Seekers “not fit for purpose”

May 2015

May 2015 Press release Direct Provision   The Board of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland, a network of national and local organisations fighting poverty, meeting today strongly welcomed the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions which says that “…the Direct Provision System is not fit for purpose and […]

Press Release: Poverty figures show need for 5 year plan against poverty

January 2015

Press release from EAPN Ireland re poverty figures for 2013 released today As the CSO shows that deprivation rates have trebled since 2008, from a tenth to nearly a third of the population, it’s time for a concerted five-year strategy to end poverty The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland today called on the Government […]