Roadmap for Social Inclusion Mid-term Review- Public Consultation

The Minister of State with responsibility for social inclusion in the Department of Social Protection Joe O’Brien, T.D., yesterday (Tuesday, 6th September 2022) launched a public consultation for the Roadmap for Social Inclusion Mid-Term Review.

The consultation forms part of the commitment in the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020 – 2025, published in January 2020, to undertake “an independent mid-term review of the Roadmap in 2022.”

The Roadmap for Social Inclusion is a whole Government strategy for addressing poverty and social exclusion. The Roadmap for Social Inclusion aims to reduce consistent poverty to 2% or less by 2025.

Consequently, a public consultation has been launched to identify what works well in achieving the Roadmap’s goals, what areas of delivery could be improved and what should be prioritised for the remainder of the strategy.

Launching the public consultation, Minister O’Brien said:

“As we strive to fulfil the commitments outlined in the Roadmap for Social Inclusion, we seek feedback at its mid-point on its effectiveness from those most impacted by poverty and social exclusion.

“As Chair of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion Steering Group, I am keen to hear the views of the public, particularly people experiencing poverty and social exclusion, and the groups that represent them.

Respondents are also invited to provide any other relevant feedback. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to input into this consultation process, to ensure the strategy adequately reflects aims and objectives that address social exclusion and inequality up to 2025.

The consultation ends on Friday October 7th 2022.

Find details on the public consultation at

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