A short « To Do List » for all candidates to the next General Election

« Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Preamble - This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. » These are the first words of the 2030 Agenda, prepared with the support of the Irish Mission at the United Nations and adopted by the Irish State, as one of the Member States of the UN, on the 25 September 2015…

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Four and a half tests for Budget 2016

As a point of reference for of Budget 2016, ATD Ireland with all Community Platform members present ‘four tests for Budget 2016’. These tests build on the proposals in The Future Perspective of the Community Platform published in June 2015. People on low incomes, women and minorities, who gained least in the boom years, have suffered most in the recession.  Over a quarter of the population are now officially counted as experiencing deprivation, including many who are working, because of unemployment and service and welfare cuts. Budget 2016 must urgently address the widespread suffering reported by our members and the people…

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Join us on 17 October, with 17 Dreams, 17 Goals and 7 billion Roles to Play!

Ahead of next UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Saturday 17 October 2015, ATD Ireland invites you to a series of events: - A photos and video Exhibition “The Roles We Play, Here and There” in chq Building from 1st to 17th October - From Shame to Dignity – Let's make it possible for everyone to play a role! - An Audience with Professor Robert Walker, author of the book "The Shame of Poverty" - event co-organised with Trinity College Dublin and the Trinity International Development Initiative – on World Food Day or #ZeroHunger Day, Friday 16th October 2015 -…

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From Shame To Dignity – An Audience with the author of “The Shame of Poverty”

Book now here! To mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), in partnership with the School of Social Work & Social Policy, TCD  & All Together in Dignity will host eminent Oxford Professor of Social Policy, Robert Walker, to give a keynote address on his recently titled book ‘The Shame of Poverty’. This will be followed by a conversational-style interview with RTE’s Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent, Joe Little and will feature short films along this theme. Prof. Robert Walker’s research challenges conventional thinking on poverty and finds that the emotional experiences of poverty…

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