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#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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

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'

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

All in aid of good cause…

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

SVP expects 100,000 requests for assistance before Christmas

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

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?

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

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells 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

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

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

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

# st-vincent-de-paul - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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