EMIN Bus Tour- EAPN Free Seminars-Limerick Longford Dublin





EAPN Ireland will be hosting the European Minimum Income Network Bus Tour from May 18h-May 21st. Delegates and volunteers from EMIN Europe (https://emin-eu.net/ ) will be travelling across European raising awareness and highlighting the importance of minimum incomes schemes and social welfare supports, which benefit and are accessed by the poorest in society. The bus tour arrives in Ireland on May 17th.

As part of this tour, EAPN Ireland will be hosting free seminars in Limerick, Longford and Dublin. The title of the seminars is as follows:

“Social Welfare for All? A Local and European Perspective on Adequacy and Accessibility”

The seminars will include short presentations, representing the national and European view points on social welfare supports and input from those who have had personal experience of the social welfare system.  There will also be a panel response as well as discussion and debate from the floor. We are hoping for your attendance and participation at the seminars, to ensure that the Irish perspective, both national and local area, is adequately represented and reflected as the bus tours around Europe.

Presentations by:

Fintan Farrell, Project Manager, European Minimum Income Network

Paul Ginnell, Director, European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland


Please find below details around the events in Limerick, Longford and Dublin:

May 18th Limerick City:

10.00am-12.00pm-Information stand,O Connell Street, Limerick City 

Volunteers from the EMIN bus tour will be engaging with members of the public on issues around accessible and adequate social welfare.

11.30am-13.30pm- Seminar,Limerick Library, the Granary, Michael St, Limerick City

Chair-  Ms Jessica Curtis- (PAUL Partnership)

Deputy Willie O Dea –(Spokesperson on social welfare- Fianna Fail)

Deputy Jan O Suillivan- (Spokesperson on Housing, Local Government, Enterprise and Innovation -Labour party)

Ms Jennifer Moroney-Ward (CEO Limerick Learning Hub)

Ms Sarah Jane Hennelly- (Candidate for upcoming election- Social Democrats)

May 19th Longford Town:

10.00am-12.00pm- Information stand,Tesco carpark, Longford town

Come to Longford carpark, engage with volunteers and sign the EMIN bus.

11.00am-12.30pm-Seminar, Longford Library, Tesco Carpark, Longford Town

Chair-Ms Tess Murphy (EAPN Ireland Board member)

Ms Louise Lovett  (Longford Women’s Link)

Ms Valerie McFarlane ( Longford Community Resources Ltd)

Cllr Joe Flaherty (Candidate for upcoming election- Fianna Fáil)

May 21st Dublin City:

12.00pm-14.00pm-Information stand,GPO, O’ Connell St. Dublin 1

Volunteers will be engaging with members of the public outside the GPO

14.00pm-16.00pm-Seminar,The Oak room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Special Guest:  Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha

Chair Fiona O Donovan (Disability Federation of Ireland)

Ms Anne Vaughan – (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection)

Ms Brid O Brien- (Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed)

Mr Tony Donohoe(Irish Business and Employers Confederation)

(Please note: registration for Dublin event essential due to number restrictions, please register at enquiries@eapn.ie )

You can download the Irish programme Here

For further information please contact irene@eapn.ie



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