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    February 2023
    “Perfect storm” threatening international protection seekers and local communities

    EAPN Ireland has called for solidarity and urgent political action to avert “perfect storm” threatening international protection seekers and local communities. The full media statement is available here. The groundswell of solidarity shown by local communities across Ireland to refugees and asylum seekers must now be matched by leadership from the Government. A combination of … Continue reading ““Perfect storm” threatening international protection seekers and local communities”

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    December 2022
    Statement on the sad loss of our friend and colleague Fintan Farrell

    It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death on the 24th December of our dear friend and colleague Fintan Farrell. Fintan was a passionate advocate for social justice, with a strong commitment to tackling the structural inequality that undermines people’s dignity and human rights and results in certain communities living lives … Continue reading “Statement on the sad loss of our friend and colleague Fintan Farrell”

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    November 2022
    Press Statement: Rapidly rising deprivation levels demands an urgent response from Government

    EAPN Ireland has published a press statement in response to the latest report on enforced deprivation which shows that the numbers of people living in enforced deprivation increased sharply in 2022. Data published this morning shows that there are now over 876,000 people or 17.1% of the population in Ireland who cannot afford at least … Continue reading “Press Statement: Rapidly rising deprivation levels demands an urgent response from Government”

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    November 2022
    More than a Temporary Crisis: The growing need for support with basic necessities and the impact on Low-Income Households and the Community and Voluntary Sector

    EAPN Ireland has launched its research report entitled “More Than just a Temporary Crisis: The growing need for support with basic necessities and the impact on Low-Income Households and the Community and Voluntary Sector”…

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    October 2022
    EAPN Ireland Poverty Watch 2022- Equality for All?

    Please find enclosed the EAPN Ireland Poverty Watch for 2022, entitled “Equality for All? Ireland as a Society not just an Economy”. The Poverty Watch for 2022 focuses on the issues that most impact marginalised groups in Ireland today and establishes recommendations to be taken at a government level in order to address social exclusion. … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Poverty Watch 2022- Equality for All?”

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    October 2022
    EAPN Ireland Budget Statement 2023

    The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland has welcomed Government announcements made today as part of Budget 2023; however, the network believes that the range of adhoc and once off measures announced today will not address the root causes of poverty for low-income households in the long term or mitigate the ongoing negative impacts of inflation … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Budget Statement 2023”

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    July 2022
    EAPN Briefing on 2021 Income and Poverty Data

    Please find enclosed a briefing from EAPN Ireland on the CSO Income and Poverty Data for 2021.  The data highlights the level of poverty among different groups in society with some experiencing higher levels of poverty than the general population including those who are unemployed, lone parent households, unable to work due to long-standing health … Continue reading “EAPN Briefing on 2021 Income and Poverty Data”

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    July 2022
    EAPN Ireland Pre-budget Submission 2023

    Please find enclosed the 2023 pre-budget submission from EAPN Ireland. We are calling on the Government to increase social welfare rates in recognition of rising inflation, which is impacting those who are living below the poverty line the most. EAPN Ireland recognises that in order for Ireland to meet its Anti-Poverty commitments, the Government must … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Pre-budget Submission 2023”

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    May 2022
    EAPN Ireland Statement on the SILC poverty data 2021

    Please find enclosed an EAPN Ireland statement on the recently released poverty SILC data (Survey on Living and Income conditions)for  2021. Once again we see that certain groups are more likely to be living in consistent poverty than others. EAPN Ireland welcomes that enhanced Covid income supports helped reduce poverty in 2021 but warns that … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Statement on the SILC poverty data 2021”

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    April 2022
    Foundations for Futures Europe (FFE)- Briefing notes

    As part of the EAPN Irelands participation in the Foundations Futures Europe (FFE) Project, alongside 6 European partner organisations, we developed two briefing notes as a means to assist participates in FFE events  to engage in the wider debate on EU policy issues and the Future of Europe as part of the aims of the … Continue reading “Foundations for Futures Europe (FFE)- Briefing notes”

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