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# St Vincent de Paul

This year
Surge in calls to SVP over last three years as people struggle with energy bills
Over 90,000 calls were made to St Vincent de Paul last year from people seeking help with food
Last year
Scammers targeting renters in arrears 'preying on the most vulnerable'
Over 250 parents contacted SVP every day last week about back-to-school costs
Education Minister says parents and guardians ‘cannot be compelled to pay voluntary charge’
Cost-of-living pressures led 230,000 people to seek help from St Vincent de Paul last year
SVP report shows number of people unable to heat their homes more than doubled last year
All time
Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow
Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story
CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families
St Vincent de Paul forecasts record number of calls for support this December
Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite
Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
Dermot McGilloway
One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'
333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy
'That's me sorted for the Listowel Races': St Vincent de Paul apologises over student's social media boast
A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food
Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment
St Vincent de Paul appeals for new premises after Coolock store destroyed by fire
A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month
'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty
Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner
New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families
These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing
Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"
Labour minister wins €18k car in raffle ... and immediately gives it back
The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend
Customers in 'a no-win situation' with electricity levy
Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?
Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours
Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours
How far could you get in 36 hours with no money?
"Thank you", says St Vincent de Paul after generous Christmas donations
St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall
The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas
Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years
Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?