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# svp - Monday 22 November, 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 8,376 Views 13 Comments

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

# svp - Thursday 26 August, 2021

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 20,019 Views 48 Comments

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

# svp - Saturday 19 June, 2021

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 27,360 Views 37 Comments

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

# svp - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Poll: Should moneylenders include 'tobacco-style' warnings in ads for high-cost loans?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should moneylenders include 'tobacco-style' warnings in ads for high-cost loans?

Jul 30th 2019, 9:30 AM 18,239 Views 42 Comments

Warnings often appear in the contract, rather than the ad.

# svp - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds
# Family Poverty
# Family Poverty

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

Mar 5th 2019, 7:59 AM 14,455 Views 63 Comments

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

# svp - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families
# Struggling Families
# Struggling Families

'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families

Sep 27th 2018, 11:16 AM 22,642 Views 78 Comments

St Vincent de Paul says parents are struggling to eat, while prioritising their children’s education.

# svp - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'
# Hidden Homelessness
# Hidden Homelessness

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

May 30th 2018, 1:41 PM 20,987 Views 28 Comments

Advocates today called for more action on so-called hidden homelessness.

# svp - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty
# Struggles
# Struggles

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty

Dec 31st 2017, 1:35 PM 12,430 Views 57 Comments

A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.

# svp - 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 21,234 Views 22 Comments

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

# svp - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed'
# Bin Bags
# Bin Bags

Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed'

Sep 7th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,716 Views 5 Comments

Some charities have experienced an increase in people leaving items outside their shops.

# svp - 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 21,333 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.

# svp - 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 9,990 Views 75 Comments

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

# svp - Monday 12 December, 2016

'We distributed €35 million last year. Demand is not slowing': SVP faces unrelenting demand
# Please Help
# Please Help

'We distributed €35 million last year. Demand is not slowing': SVP faces unrelenting demand

Dec 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 9,713 Views 62 Comments

There has been an increased demand for the charity’s help this year.

# svp - Friday 9 December, 2016

'Just vile':  St Vincent de Paul on €1,500 Dublin charity shop robbery
# Callous And Violent
# Callous And Violent

'Just vile': St Vincent de Paul on €1,500 Dublin charity shop robbery

Dec 9th 2016, 2:45 PM 25,079 Views 39 Comments

The Cabra shop was robbed on Wednesday evening.

# svp - 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 33,612 Views 20 Comments

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

# svp - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
# Calls To Action
# Calls To Action

Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

Dec 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 22,119 Views 7 Comments

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

# svp - 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 17,375 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.

# svp - 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 29,415 Views 46 Comments

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

# svp - 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 111,623 Views 99 Comments

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

# svp - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:49 AM 6,572 Views 72 Comments

Saint Vincent de Paul has published a study on lone parents.

# svp - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"
# LGBT
# LGBT

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"

Sep 11th 2014, 5:29 PM 18,726 Views 119 Comments

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

# svp - 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 14,382 Views 62 Comments

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

# svp - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Sales aren't a problem for charity shops... it's a lack of donations
# Second Hand
# Second Hand

Sales aren't a problem for charity shops... it's a lack of donations

May 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 10,535 Views 21 Comments

Oxfam has recorded an increase in sales this year. However, many are struggling to get stock in the door.

# svp - 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 12,771 Views 107 Comments

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

# svp - 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 4,424 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.

# svp - Friday 4 October, 2013

# svp - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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 4,892 Views 39 Comments

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

# svp - 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 2,757 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.

# svp - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

SVP concerned over moneylender issuing vouchers instead of cash
# Money Lender
# Money Lender

SVP concerned over moneylender issuing vouchers instead of cash

Jul 31st 2013, 7:15 AM 12,902 Views 80 Comments

Provident Personal Credit, Ireland’s largest regulated moneylender, has started issuing One4all gift vouchers to some borrowers.

# svp - Friday 5 July, 2013

Bodies of murdered mother and daughter flown home for funeral
# RIP
# RIP

Bodies of murdered mother and daughter flown home for funeral

Jul 5th 2013, 10:16 AM 7,977 Views 11 Comments

A 26-year-old Lithuanian man, Aurimus Andruska was charged with killing Jolanta and Enrika three weeks ago.

# svp - 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 9,571 Views 31 Comments

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

# svp - 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 12,237 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.

# svp - 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 4,111 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.

# svp - 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 5,673 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.

# svp - 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 6,725 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…

# svp - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Govt promises no disconnections this winter
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Govt promises no disconnections this winter

Sep 14th 2011, 5:51 PM 558 Views 34 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has welcomed comments by Minister Pat Rabbitte that households will not have their heating and electricity disconnected this winter.

# svp - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Huge increase in calls to St Vincent de Paul
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From The Daily Edge
# SVP

Huge increase in calls to St Vincent de Paul

Jul 14th 2010, 12:45 PM 150 Views 0 Comments

Significant rise in people seeking help around the country.