Press Release


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 […]

We can only rebuild trust in Ireland’s role in Europe if commitments to social justice, equality and environmental sustainability are delivered

November 2014

  Better Europe Alliance – CSR Presentation to JOC on European Affairs Nov 2014 An Alliance of ten Irish civil society organisations (the Better Europe Alliance) today made a presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs to highlight the importance of delivering on Ireland’s and Europe’s social and environmental targets.  Currently, both Ireland and […]

Statement on Budget 2015

October 2014

Budget 2015 measures are the first tentative steps away from austerity – now we need some signposts and a roadmap to an inclusive Ireland.   EAPN Ireland has welcomed measures announced in Budget 2015 to undo some of the cuts in income and services which have devastated the lives of people on low income since […]

Press release: CSO figures published today show that 1.2 million people now experience deprivation, twice the pre-recession figure.

April 2014

PRESS RELEASE 19 April 2014 CSO figures published today show that 1.2 million people now experience deprivation, twice the pre-recession figure.  “Nice words about ‘protecting the most vulnerable’ are not enough.  We need a concerted plan to address poverty as part of our plan for recovery.” Today’s figures (for 2012) show: Well over a quarter […]

Six steps to a more equal and inclusive Ireland

March 2013

In a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection today, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland pointed to the increase in poverty and deprivation in the most recent CSO statistics. EAPN Ireland presented six steps to a more equal and inclusive Ireland: Poverty and equality proofing all policy and spending […]

EAPN Ireland press release on new CSO Poverty Figures

February 2013

2011 CSO figures published today reveal rising levels of deprivation: 25% of the population in deprivation(up by a half in 2 years) A third of children living in deprivation Twice as many people at work (15%) in deprivation compared to 2009 Lone parents and unemployed hardest hit  Robin Hanan, Director of the European Anti Poverty […]

EAPN Ireland calls for a budget to protect the poor and build a more inclusive society

October 2012

The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland, an alliance of over 300 national and local organisations fighting poverty, has called for a budget to protect the poor and to build a more inclusive society. This will require tough decisions on resources to ensure that welfare payments lift people out of poverty and remove the barriers to taking up quality work.