Despite being a very young association the recognition Atheist Ireland has achieved has been very interesting, both on the home and international stages.
This time on Friday Atheist Ireland became the first Irish philosophical organisation, and the first European atheist advocacy group, to meet with the Presidents of the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council.
The topic was the EU policy on poverty both inside and outside the EU.
More information about the meeting and Atheist Ireland submission to it can be found at this link here.
Of course contrary to the Theist perception that all atheist want to convert people to atheism, the only mention of the word Atheism is the submission was to ensure that atheism NOT be promoted to the poor and vulnerable:
I find this very important as secularism is the main goal, and it is a goal that can be shared regardless of whether you are a member of Atheist Ireland, Humanist Association of Ireland, the catholic church or any religious denomination.(e) The Institutions should only fund anti-poverty initiatives that do not promote either religious or atheist metaphysics or moral rules to vulnerable people while providing such services.