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21 April
2009
National Strategy Needed on Problem of Over-Indebtedness
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31 December 2008 Commitment to basic bank accounts will increase access to financial services
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31 October
2008
Combat Poverty Board seeks meeting with Minister on integration into DSFA
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17 October 2008 Combat Poverty marks UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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15 October 2008 Risk that anti-poverty targets will not be met
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1 October
2008
Resolution taken by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social and Family Affairs regarding the future of Combat Poverty
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30 September
2008
No-frills bank accounts needed to tackle financial exclusion
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25 September 2008 Statement: Peace and Reconciliation Funding
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17 September 2008

Combat Poverty Advice to Government Budget 2009

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28 August
2008

Action needed on higher level of ill-health among poor

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20 August
2008

Eliminating Poverty by 2016 a critical social and economic investment: Combat Poverty's 2007 Annual Report calls for concerted effort to meet targets

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25 June 2008

New paper highlights the role of early childhood care and education in improving child wellbeing and breaking the poverty cycle

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11 December 2007

Having Your Say Conference 2007:
People living in poverty play a vital role in informing policies to tackle poverty, says Combat Poverty Agency

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5 December 2007 Combat Poverty welcomes measures announced in Budget 2008
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30 October
2007

Pre-Budget Submission:
Combat Poverty proposes increases in education grants for lower-income groups and changes to PRSI structure in Budget 2008

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15 October
2007

Combat Poverty calls for anti-poverty approach to policy making
Welfare Policy and Poverty Conference

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4 September
2007
Combat Poverty launches Annual Report for 2006
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27 June
2007
Combat Poverty calls for increased access to medical cards and a common waiting list in new Health Policy Statement
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29 May
2007

Combat Poverty marks 20 years with photo exhibition

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21 March 2007

Ireland scores well in European study for integrating poverty and social inclusion into Government policy.
Combat Poverty Agency leads trans-European evaluation.

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15 February 2007

Combat Poverty calls for better integration of local and national structures to tackle poverty

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11 December
2006

Combat Poverty Agency publishes Ireland’s first study into financial exclusion

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7 December
2006
Combat Poverty welcomes measures announced in Budget 2007
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22 November
2006

Living in a disadvantaged area causes children and young people stress and anxiety

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25 October 2006 Combat Poverty Agency marks 20th Anniversary Year
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17 October 2006 Contribution of people in poverty crucial to government solutions on poverty
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11 October 2006

Combat Poverty makes Pre-Budget Submission to assist low income families to meet essential food needs

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20 September 2006

Cross-border conference seeks to improve health of people living in poverty

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30 August 2006

Launch of Combat Poverty's Annual Report for 2005
Combat Poverty points to need for policy implementation reform and a ‘whole of Government’ approach to reduce poverty

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29 May 2006 17% of Irish children live in income poverty for 5 years or more says new Combat Poverty Agency report
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11 April 2006 Poverty and social inclusion objectives must be integrated into all areas of Government policy – Combat Poverty Agency tells Dublin conference
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20 March 2006 Combat Poverty emphasises need for lone parent supports to access workforce
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7 December 2005 Combat Poverty welcomes welfare package in Budget 2006
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24 October 2005 Ending child poverty is a shared responsibility, says Combat Poverty Agency - launch of Annual Report for 2004
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13 October 2005 Combat Poverty report calls for national policy on waste management waiver systems
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8 September 2005

Poverty debate opens in run-up to
Budget 2006 and Social Partnership discussions

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25 August 2005

New report highlights geographic variations in poverty distribution: structural factors remain paramount in determining poverty levels

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9 June 2005

Ending child poverty a priority, says Combat Poverty Agency

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24 April 2005

Series of reforms proposed in report on social expenditure in Ireland

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15 March 2005

Combat Poverty Agency launches 2005-2007 Strategic Plan

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21 October 2004

Budget 2005 must improve the incomes and opportunities of welfare recipients and the low-paid - Combat Poverty launches its pre-budget submission

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28 September 2004

Use Economic Success To Build A More Just and Equal Society - Combat Poverty launches its 2003 Annual Report

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28 May 2004

New Report Reveals Food Poverty Problem in Ireland

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5 May 2004 Poverty Risk for Private Renters a Policy Concern - Combat Poverty launches study on housing, poverty and wealth in Ireland
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20 November 2003

Combat Poverty report highlights need for uniform waiver arrangements for waste collection charge

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22 October 2003

Combat Poverty calls for child benefit and welfare increases in Budget 2004

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17 October 2003 Working towards a poverty-free society: UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2003
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7 October 2003

Combat Poverty Agency launches 2002 Annual Report

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16 September 2003 Call to increase and modernise Irish social expenditure to achieve poverty reduction and social inclusion
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27 August 2003 Combat Poverty Agency welcomes National Action Plan against Poverty and Social Exclusion
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12 June 2003 Inequality highlighted as a cause of poverty
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21 May 2003 Major conference aims to put social inclusion at the heart of health policy
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30 January 2003 National Social Inclusion Forum highlights key poverty issues
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12 December 2002 Minister Dempsey Launches Support Materials For Citizenship Education In Schools
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4 December 2002 Response to Budget 2003
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28 November 2002 Combat Poverty Calls For Wage Moderation And Tax Reform To Fund Social Inclusion Measures And Public Services
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12 November 2002 Poverty eroding quality of family life - launch of Combat Poverty's Against All Odds study of low income families
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14 October 2002 Budget 2003 Should Adopt “Poverty First” Approach In Time Of Economic Uncertainty
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26 March 2002 Eradication of poverty in sight, says Combat Poverty Director at launch of new Strategic Plan
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2001 Budget 2002: Progressive Budget but more ambition needed on poverty
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2001 Budget 2002 Should Aim to Reduce Poverty
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2001 Ireland could have the Lowest Poverty Levels in EU says Combat Poverty Agency
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2001 Combat Poverty Agency asks "How Much Is Enough?" for social welfare payments
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2001 Combat Poverty Agency Welcomes Government commitment in Partnership for Prosperity and Fairness to Review National Anti Poverty Strategy
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2001 25 Local Authorities have joined unique anti-poverty learning network
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2001 Combat Poverty Agency Looks for Reform of Medical Card Scheme
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2001 Equality Expert will outline that we must promote equality as the only way to tackle poverty in the long-term at Combat Poverty Agency Conference
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2001 Combat Poverty Agency supported programme concludes that school children should understand that their actions could have a bearing on social inequalities
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2001 Poverty should be a central concern of the Budget, says CPA Director Helen Johnston
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2001 Sr Stan says Government policies sustain gross inequalities
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2001 Ireland Has One of the Lowest Levels of Public Spending in the Industrialised World
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2001 Government’s Savings Incentive Scheme Could Be Nine Times More Beneficial To Better Off
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2000 Combat Poverty Agency Says Budget Provides Opportunity to Address Growing Income Inequalities
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2000 Budget 2001: Child benefit, pension and welfare increases an important step forward, Agency says, but cut in tax rates could have been used to ensure more benefits for families on lowest incomes
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2000 Combat Poverty Agency analysis shows that child benefit measure gives more money to low and middle income families than child care tax relief.
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2000 We can well afford to end child poverty, conference told
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2000 Combat Poverty Agency Calls for New Regulations for Private Landlords in Receipt of Public Funds
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2000 Assessment of Government's National Anti-Poverty Strategy Launched
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2000 New research report confirms that in a fast growing economy, a rising tide does not lift all boats equally
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2000 Anti-poverty action must be at the centre of public policy making
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2000 Minister for Environment and Local Government launches Local Government Anti-Poverty Network
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2000 Farm Supports should Target Low Income Farmers
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2000 Government can eliminate child poverty
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2000 Ireland has one of the worst child poverty rates in the EU
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2000 Community groups come together to tackle poverty and drug misuse
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2000 Budget 2001 must balance spending between tax and welfare says Agency
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2000 Public Subvention of Childcare
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1999 Combat Poverty Agency Outlines 10 Point Agenda for Action With Launch of Annual Report
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1999 Child Poverty Concerns Lead to call for increase in back to school footwear and Clothing Allowance: Abolition of exam fees also proposed
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1999 Combat Poverty Agency Says Budget 2000 Must Shift Focus from Wealth Creation to Wealth Distribution
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1999 Budget 2000: Combat Poverty Agency advises against introduction of regressive tax measures for stay at home spouses
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1999 Combat Poverty Agency Warns Against Complacency
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1999 New Poverty and Unemployment Targets Welcome
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1999 Five Groups Come Together to Raise Awareness of Child Poverty in Ireland
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1999 Housing Must Be Given Higher Priority As An Instrument Of Social Inclusion Major Conference Told
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1999 Role of Social Housing Needs To Be Revitalised According to Major New Study
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1999 Rent Supplement Survey highlights need for policy reform and concern for housing standards for low income groups
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1999 Women in the 1990s are at greater risk of poverty, Combat Poverty Agency study shows
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1999 Time to Modernise Work Experience Programmes to Meet Diverse Needs of Disadvantage and Economy
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1998 Celtic Tiger provides opportunity for National Anti-Poverty Strategy to deliver action
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1998 Survey Reveals Strong Support for Government Action on Poverty
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1998 State and Community Relationships Under the Microscope
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1998 Lessons from Innovative Local Anti-Poverty Action Need to be Transferred to National Policy
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1998 Zero Tolerance of Poverty Required to Tackle Crime
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1998 Combat Poverty Agency Warns Against Proposals To Prioritise Selected Counties As Status One For Funding
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1997 Budget Falls Short of Closing the Gap between Rich and Poor
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1997 Incoming Government Must Step Up Fight Against Poverty
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1997 Combat Poverty Agency calls for major tax shift towards lower paid and child benefit in budget
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1997 Tax Reform should Prioritise Low Income Earners
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1997 Ireland Entering a Period of Unprecedented Demographic Advantage
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