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Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe
# Poverty
# Poverty

Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe

Mar 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 58 Views 18 Comments

A new €3.8 billion EU initiative, FEAD, will help overcome extreme deprivation in Ireland and all across Europe, writes Emer Costello MEP.

Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day
# Basic Meals
# Basic Meals

Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day

Dec 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 180 Views 104 Comments

Food poverty is a difficult – but very real – fact to accept in modern society. Ireland must now make a decision on how to implement a programme to tackle rising poverty and social exclusion, writes Emer Costello.

Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment

Oct 11th 2013, 11:00 AM 198 Views 36 Comments

A European Youth Guarantee would see young people secure an offer of employment, continued education or apprenticeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education, writes Emer Costello.

Sunday 28 April, 2013

Column: The EU must do more to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The EU must do more to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict

Apr 28th 2013, 12:15 PM 13 Views 49 Comments

The EU has considerable leverage in the region, yet is taking a back-seat to the US – which dithers as relations in the region break-down. It’s time for a change, writes Emer Costello MEP.