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#St Vincent de Paul

# st-vincent-de-paul - This year 2022

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow

Jul 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 15,233 Views 6 Comments

The charity highlighted how families were affected by the crisis this week.

Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story

Feb 10th 2022, 3:52 PM 15,819 Views 28 Comments

We want to get a sense of how Irish households are coping at the moment – here’s how you can take part.

CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families
# Consumer Price Index
# Consumer Price Index

CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families

Jan 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,306 Views 18 Comments

Campaigners have warned that soaring inflation is hitting lower-income households differently.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Last year 2021

St Vincent de Paul forecasts record number of calls for support this December
# SVP
# SVP

St Vincent de Paul forecasts record number of calls for support this December

Nov 22nd 2021, 7:33 AM 8,458 Views 13 Comments

The cost of energy, rent and transport are putting pressure on low-income households, the society said.

Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite
# St Vincent De Paul
# St Vincent De Paul

Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite

Aug 26th 2021, 10:01 PM 20,084 Views 48 Comments

The charity said the cost of iPads and tablets is a particular cause of concern.

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
# Shirt Off Your Back
# Shirt Off Your Back

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 27,936 Views 37 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds

Mar 25th 2021, 7:21 AM 12,369 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to research carried out by Red C on behalf of St Vincent de Paul.

# st-vincent-de-paul - All time

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,921 Views 35 Comments

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy
# Cold Weather Strategy
# Cold Weather Strategy

333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy

Nov 14th 2018, 5:43 PM 7,071 Views 6 Comments

The measure was announced in partnership with a range of charities.

'That's me sorted for the Listowel Races': St Vincent de Paul apologises over student's social media boast
# Social Media Fail
# Social Media Fail

'That's me sorted for the Listowel Races': St Vincent de Paul apologises over student's social media boast

Sep 10th 2018, 10:15 PM 73,065 Views 47 Comments

The charity was forced to cancel a cheque issued to a student who claimed it was needed to pay his college fees.

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

Apr 18th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,173 Views 52 Comments

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment
# Christmas Appeal
# Christmas Appeal

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

Dec 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,269 Views 23 Comments

The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.

St Vincent de Paul appeals for new premises after Coolock store destroyed by fire
# Charity
# Charity

St Vincent de Paul appeals for new premises after Coolock store destroyed by fire

Sep 5th 2017, 8:47 AM 10,954 Views 13 Comments

A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month
# Back To School
# Back To School

A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month

Sep 1st 2017, 4:10 PM 8,157 Views 32 Comments

The new figures coincide with new data on a surge in homeless children in Dublin.

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty
# Children
# Children

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty

Jul 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 7,709 Views 18 Comments

Today, leading NGOs will outline measures they say could make a real different to the quality of life of children in this country.

Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner
# Tis The Season
# Tis The Season

Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner

Dec 22nd 2016, 1:26 PM 21,391 Views 27 Comments

The cast and crew of Mrs Brown’s Boys have made a “very substantial” donation to the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families
# Give A Fiver
# Give A Fiver

New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families

Dec 14th 2016, 7:37 PM 10,003 Views 75 Comments

The money will be used to help people living in emergency accommodation.

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing
# SVP
# SVP

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing

Oct 17th 2016, 5:08 PM 33,660 Views 20 Comments

They’re part of a new campaign to raise awareness about the work SVP does, and the need for social housing.

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
# Taxing Times
# Taxing Times

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%

Jun 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,229 Views 79 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation is proposing the increase to the Public Service Obligation levy.

"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"
# Sponsored By Svp
# Sponsored By Svp

"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"

Dec 14th 2015, 7:23 PM 17,397 Views 18 Comments

We hear from Karen, a woman who knows first-hand what it’s like to slip into the bleak cycle of poverty.

Labour minister wins €18k car in raffle ... and immediately gives it back
# SVP
# SVP

Labour minister wins €18k car in raffle ... and immediately gives it back

Sep 7th 2015, 4:48 PM 29,437 Views 46 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is very grateful for the gesture.

The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend
# Shipshape
# Shipshape

The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend

Dec 1st 2014, 2:45 PM 113,383 Views 99 Comments

The unit, which will hopefully be donated to a family in Cork, has now been completed.

Customers in 'a no-win situation' with electricity levy
# PSO
# PSO

Customers in 'a no-win situation' with electricity levy

Jul 29th 2014, 8:42 AM 14,395 Views 62 Comments

The CER has announced an increase in the Public Service Obligation levy.

Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?

Jun 24th 2014, 2:22 PM 4,495 Views 29 Comments

St Vincent de Paul wants the Government to lead the debate on this question.

Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours
# Jailbreak
From The Daily Edge
# Jailbreak

Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours

Feb 24th 2014, 9:49 AM 44,219 Views 83 Comments

That’s mad, Ted.

Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours
# Jailbreak
From The Daily Edge
# Jailbreak

Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours

Feb 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 56,255 Views 88 Comments

Chancers.

How far could you get in 36 hours with no money?
# Run Forest Run
# Run Forest Run

How far could you get in 36 hours with no money?

Feb 21st 2014, 2:04 PM 25,413 Views 35 Comments

Over three hundred Irish students will find out when they take part in a jailbreak challenge tomorrow.

"Thank you", says St Vincent de Paul after generous Christmas donations
# Charity
# Charity

"Thank you", says St Vincent de Paul after generous Christmas donations

Jan 25th 2014, 11:30 AM 10,888 Views 61 Comments

In December, the charity made an appeal for toys and money after stocks ran low.

St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall
# Donations
# Donations

St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall

Dec 19th 2013, 9:58 AM 12,796 Views 108 Comments

The Cork St Vincent de Paul warehouse in Cork has run out of toys, it emerged today.

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas
# Donations
# Donations

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas

Dec 17th 2013, 6:53 PM 7,437 Views 56 Comments

The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.

Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years
# Christmas
# Christmas

Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years

Nov 21st 2013, 7:29 AM 4,445 Views 19 Comments

As the charity launches its Christmas appeal, it revealed that the cost of providing assistance has risen to more than €40 million.

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty

Oct 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 37,805 Views 253 Comments

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:42 AM 7,781 Views 103 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul say more people are approaching them because they can’t pay their energy bills. Are you one of the people in difficulty?

People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:30 AM 4,965 Views 39 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has highlighted energy costs as particularly burdensome for struggling families.

Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers
# Cancer
# Cancer

Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers

Sep 2nd 2013, 2:31 PM 2,776 Views 12 Comments

In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.

St Vincent de Paul warns of 'potential money lending crisis'
# Money
# Money

St Vincent de Paul warns of 'potential money lending crisis'

Jun 9th 2013, 6:49 PM 9,589 Views 31 Comments

The society has said that its members are becoming increasingly alarmed at the prevalence of money lenders.

President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'
# St Vincent De Paul
# St Vincent De Paul

President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'

Apr 20th 2013, 2:08 PM 7,858 Views 66 Comments

Addressing the annual conference of the SVP, he said that Ireland had “failed so frequently” to adopt policies that were good for its citizens.

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork
# Homeless
# Homeless

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork

Dec 18th 2012, 7:25 AM 6,496 Views 31 Comments

The plan will enable people to move on from homelessness to suitable and affordable housing – as well as ensuring others will not have to sleep on the streets.

Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation
# Christmas Dinner
# Christmas Dinner

Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation

Dec 12th 2012, 7:30 AM 12,264 Views 44 Comments

For the second year in a row, Brendan O’Carroll has donated turkey and ham vouchers to St Vincent de Paul in the Dublin region to help families this Christmas.

Tubridy's Late Late Toy Show jumper sold for €10,000
# Toy Show
From The Daily Edge
# Toy Show

Tubridy's Late Late Toy Show jumper sold for €10,000

Dec 7th 2012, 7:02 PM 12,621 Views 35 Comments

All in aid of good cause…

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