Audry Deane

Social Justice and Policy Officer

Audry Deane is a Social Justice and Policy Officer working to secure better outcomes for those SVP helps in the areas of education and health. Her brief spans early years, primary, second, third and further education and all aspects of health which impact on those the Society assists.

Audry has been with SVP since 2000 (part time) advocating for change in a range of spheres where lobbying can secure results.

Audry previously worked in the National Women’s Council of Ireland delivering their health programme and various campaigns and is a founding and current board member of Healthy Food for All, an all ireand initiative combatting food poverty.

Blog Posts

  • Posted by AudryDeane   on 05 August 2016 | 0 comments.
    Lack of policy coherence causing problems for vulnerable families

    You can clearly feel the rage, despair and hopelessness of lone parents who find themselves with reduced incomes or who cannot afford the cost of the childcare they need in order to work...

  • Posted by AudryDeane   on 04 April 2014 | 0 comments.
    SVP is stepping up to the plate

    Despite the apparent good news this week about the drop in numbers of people on the Live Register, SVP has yet to see any positive results from the much lauded fact that Ireland is now in Post Troika mode. 

  • Posted by AudryDeane   on 23 October 2013 | 0 comments.
    Unless you are five or under getting sick has just become more expensive.

    If you have a medical card each prescription item you need will now cost you €2.50 up to a ceiling of €25 a month per household. If you are seventy or over and have an income of €500 a week, or €900 a week if you are a couple, you will lose your full medical card and have to pay for...

  • Posted by AudryDeane   on 30 May 2014 | 0 comments.
    Why did it take so long?

    SVP has long been a critic of the serious anomalies and inconsistencies associated with the Medical Card Scheme. The HSE Director of Primary Care himself admitted recently that the discretionary medical card system has been operating unfairly and inconsistently for years.

  • Posted by AudryDeane   on 14 June 2016 | 0 comments.
    Short-term political cycles should not be the driving force behind budgetary decision-making

    Today we launched our Pre Budget Submission and ask Government to make realistic choices. We know that behind the positive indicators such as competitiveness up to 7.8%, unemployment down to 7.8% and the much quoted fact that Ireland has been upgraded from the corrective to the preventative arm of the Stability and Growth Pact that there are big decisions to be made.

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