Joint Statement from members of the Northside Community Forum

The Northside Community Forum is a network of Local Community Groups that work in Dublin North-East. We collectively develop actions, campaigns and work on issues affecting the community and community-based organisations.

Following the protests that we have seen over the last weeks in Artane and Coolock, members of this  forum listed below, want to express our solidarity with the communities in Dublin North – East as we condemn the hatred expressed towards people seeking refuge and seeking asylum. 

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Financial Capability Initiatives for Ireland Desperately Needed

Financial wellbeing impacts our physical and mental wellbeing. The cost-of-living crisis has led to more and more people struggling to make ends meet and increased the likelihood of people taking on problem debt. Confronted with these external challenges, there is an opportunity to support people to build skills, knowledge and behaviours to improve their resilience, living standards and ability to navigate uncertainty so that they can be better prepared for financial shocks. A vicious cycle can develop where financial worries impact mental and physical health which in turn impact the ability to manage money.

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