On 25 November EAPN Ireland launched its DVD of the Irish delegation to the 7th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty in Brussels in May 2008.
This movie ‘A Journey for Change’, presented by The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Eibhlin Byrne, with comment by Mary Lou McDonald MEP, is available in two parts on YouTube.
EAPN Ireland also launched its Shadow Report on Ireland’s latest social inclusion report to the European Union. The Government’s anti-poverty plan was developed without talking to people actually experiencing poverty. This is a new departure. Up to now, State poverty plans have involved widespread consultation. In response, the EAPN Shadow Report is based on extensive consultation and focus groups with people living in poverty and groups working with them. See: www.eapn.ie.