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    April 2024
    Social Inclusion Forum 2024: Preparatory Workshops

    Social Inclusion Forum 2024: Online Preparatory Workshops on Core Essentials & All Themes CWI/EAPN Ireland Roundtables and Preparatory Workshops: A different approach Community Work Ireland (CWI) and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland collaborate annually to organise a series of workshops to support participation at the Social Inclusion Forum and to identify issues of concern to … Continue reading “Social Inclusion Forum 2024: Preparatory Workshops”

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    April 2024
    EAPN Ireland Briefing: 2023 Income & Poverty Data

    The EAPN Ireland Briefing on 2023 Income and Poverty Data is now available. The briefing provides important information on income, poverty, and inequality in Ireland and the groups most impacted. It highlights key points that help to understand the findings of SILC 2023, and particularly the changes that occurred between 2022 and 2023. The briefing … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Briefing: 2023 Income & Poverty Data”

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    April 2024
    EAPN IRELAND SUBMISSION TO NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAMME 2024

    EAPN Ireland made a submission to the National Reform Programme 2024, as part of the European Semester 2024. Our submission addresses and makes recommendations on the major relevant developments and challenges for Ireland with regard to the eradication of poverty and social exclusion, and which EAPN Ireland believes should be addressed in Ireland’s National Reform … Continue reading “EAPN IRELAND SUBMISSION TO NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAMME 2024”

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    March 2024
    Online Event: The European Parliament’s role in creating an equal Europe free from poverty

    The European Parliament Elections in June are fast approaching. This is a crucial moment to put the eradication of poverty at the top of the European policy agenda. On Wednesday 10 April, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland will host an online event looking at the European Parliament’s role in creating an equal Europe free … Continue reading “Online Event: The European Parliament’s role in creating an equal Europe free from poverty”

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    March 2024
    LATEST POVERTY FIGURES SHOW MIXED BAG BUT NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY

    The European Anti-Poverty Network has broadly welcomed the CSO findings of an overall decrease in the at risk of poverty and consistent rates for 2023. However, it has expressed concern at the increase in people experiencing deprivation, and cautioned that some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups in society are still being left behind. … Continue reading “LATEST POVERTY FIGURES SHOW MIXED BAG BUT NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY”

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    January 2024
    EAPN Ireland Child Poverty Target Submission

    EAPN Ireland has made a submission to the Department of Social Protection consultation on the setting of a new National Child Poverty Target. Child poverty is above all about children growing up in families experiencing poverty. That is, without an income that is sufficient to live with dignity and take a full part in society. … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Child Poverty Target Submission”

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    December 2023
    POVERTY WATCH IRELAND 2023

    POVERTY WATCH 2023: GOVERNMENT RISKS FAILING ON ANTI-POVERTY COMMITMENTS   The Government’s response to the cost-of-living crisis must effectively address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion, or it will fail to meet its anti-poverty commitments and will leave behind those most affected, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland said today as it launched … Continue reading “POVERTY WATCH IRELAND 2023”

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    October 2023
    Budget 2024: EAPN Ireland Media Statement

    BUDGET 2024: WASTED OPPORTUNITIES OUTWEIGH ANY POSITIVES   With Budget 2024, the Government has once again failed to rise to the challenges of effectively and meaningfully addressing poverty and social exclusion, the European Anti-Poverty Network said in response to today’s Budget announcement. “By prioritising short-term, one-off payments over adequate and sustainable permanent measures that would … Continue reading “Budget 2024: EAPN Ireland Media Statement”

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    July 2023
    EAPN Ireland Pre-Budget Submission 2024

    EAPN Ireland’s Pre-Budget Submission 2024 calls for the prioritisation of measures which enable Ireland to meet its anti-poverty commitments. We are calling for Budget 2024 to address not only the immediate impact of the cost-of-living crisis but also the underlying structural and systematic causes of poverty and social exclusion. This must involve commitment on budgetary … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland Pre-Budget Submission 2024”

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    June 2023
    EAPN Ireland submission on potential benchmarking approaches to working age payments

    The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland provided input on the issue of the potential application of a benchmarking approach to working age payments (including Working Age Income and Employment Supports, Illness & Disability, Carers, etc). For EAPN Ireland, the priority for any reform of Ireland’s social protection system should be to address the issue of … Continue reading “EAPN Ireland submission on potential benchmarking approaches to working age payments”

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