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# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 25 March, 2021

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 12,223 Views 3 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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 21,898 Views 35 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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 7,054 Views 6 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 10 September, 2018

'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 72,696 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

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 10,108 Views 52 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 14 December, 2017

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 21,220 Views 22 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

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 10,897 Views 13 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Friday 1 September, 2017

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 8,132 Views 32 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Friday 21 July, 2017

'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 7,686 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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 21,307 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

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 9,980 Views 75 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 17 October, 2016

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 33,600 Views 20 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

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 22,123 Views 79 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 14 December, 2015

"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 17,360 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 7 September, 2015

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 29,405 Views 46 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 1 December, 2014

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 109,744 Views 99 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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 14,373 Views 62 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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 4,482 Views 29 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 24 February, 2014

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 44,183 Views 83 Comments

That’s mad, Ted.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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 56,231 Views 88 Comments

Chancers.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Friday 21 February, 2014

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 25,383 Views 35 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Saturday 25 January, 2014

"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 10,856 Views 61 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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 12,744 Views 107 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

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 7,413 Views 56 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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 4,419 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 28 October, 2013

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 37,701 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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 7,731 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 4,835 Views 39 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 2 September, 2013

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 2,751 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 - Sunday 9 June, 2013

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 9,564 Views 31 Comments

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Saturday 20 April, 2013

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 7,837 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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 6,445 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

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 12,229 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.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Friday 7 December, 2012

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 12,588 Views 35 Comments

All in aid of good cause…

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 6 December, 2012

SVP expects 100,000 requests for assistance before Christmas
# Charity
# Charity

SVP expects 100,000 requests for assistance before Christmas

Dec 6th 2012, 4:56 PM 4,105 Views 13 Comments

St Vincent De Paul said it is worried yesterday’s budget will put added pressure on the charity during the festive season.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 29 November, 2012

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change
# Social Change
# Social Change

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

Nov 29th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,961 Views 66 Comments

The GAA beat both St Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese to be named as the most responsible for social change in Ireland, in a survey commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?

Nov 3rd 2012, 7:45 AM 5,658 Views 11 Comments

With Halloween now behind us, Christmas has become the focus of many. While the holiday can bring joy to many, it can be a time of huge financial pressure for others.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
# St Vincent De Paul
# St Vincent De Paul

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

Oct 27th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,715 Views 28 Comments

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# st-vincent-de-paul - Monday 23 July, 2012

Post-mortem due after Irishman Paraic Casey dies during Channel swim
# RIP
# RIP

Post-mortem due after Irishman Paraic Casey dies during Channel swim

Jul 23rd 2012, 7:25 AM 8,398 Views 7 Comments

The 45-year-old was raising funds for charity when he fell ill during his swim yesterday morning.

# st-vincent-de-paul - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency

Nov 10th 2011, 7:23 AM 1,042 Views 8 Comments

After 14 years in office, it’s the final full day in office for the president.

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