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# svp - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Poll: Should moneylenders include 'tobacco-style' warnings in ads for high-cost loans? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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.

# svp - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# svp - Saturday 19 December, 2015

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

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"

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

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.

# svp - 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.

# svp - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

The weekend is about to begin, but here are the nine things you want to know as you start your Friday.

# svp - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s pretty horrible outside folks, but here are the nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# svp - 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.

# svp - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

SVP concerned over moneylender issuing vouchers instead of cash

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

Bodies of murdered mother and daughter flown home for funeral

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'

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

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

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?

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

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…

# svp - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Govt promises no disconnections this winter

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

THE SOCIETY OF ST Vincent de Paul has recorded a significant increase in calls, according to the organisation’s vice president, John Monaghan. Speaking before the Joint Committee on Social Protection this morning, Mr Monaghan said calls had increased around the country.

Calls increased by 37% in Dublin, 46% in Galway and 50% in Cork. Of all the calls received, Mr Monaghan said that up to 20% were from non-nationals living in Ireland. Earlier this month, the SVP warned that many people were struggling to make ends meet, and their well being was being threatened by further income cuts.

Caroline Fahey of the SVP told the Committee that people are being incorrectly refused social welfare and are also being refused supplementary payments while appealing that decision. She said this was “hugely unjust”.