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Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite
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Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite

Aug 26th 2021, 10:01 PM 19,938 Views 48 Comments

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

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
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Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 27,229 Views 37 Comments

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

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
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One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds

Mar 25th 2021, 7:21 AM 12,288 Views 3 Comments

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

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'
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Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,905 Views 35 Comments

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

333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy
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333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy

Nov 14th 2018, 5:43 PM 7,055 Views 6 Comments

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

'That's me sorted for the Listowel Races': St Vincent de Paul apologises over student's social media boast
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'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 72,762 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.

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food
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A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

Apr 18th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,120 Views 52 Comments

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

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment
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Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

Dec 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,229 Views 22 Comments

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

St Vincent de Paul appeals for new premises after Coolock store destroyed by fire
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St Vincent de Paul appeals for new premises after Coolock store destroyed by fire

Sep 5th 2017, 8:47 AM 10,909 Views 13 Comments

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

A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month
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A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month

Sep 1st 2017, 4:10 PM 8,139 Views 32 Comments

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

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty
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'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 7,690 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.

Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner
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Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner

Dec 22nd 2016, 1:26 PM 21,326 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.

New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families
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New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families

Dec 14th 2016, 7:37 PM 9,986 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Oct 17th 2016, 5:08 PM 33,606 Views 20 Comments

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

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
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Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%

Jun 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,127 Views 79 Comments

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

"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"
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"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"

Dec 14th 2015, 7:23 PM 17,369 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.

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

Sep 7th 2015, 4:48 PM 29,412 Views 46 Comments

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

The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend
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The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend

Dec 1st 2014, 2:45 PM 110,654 Views 97 Comments

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

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

Jul 29th 2014, 8:42 AM 14,376 Views 62 Comments

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

Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?
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Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?

Jun 24th 2014, 2:22 PM 4,483 Views 29 Comments

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

Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours
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Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours

Feb 24th 2014, 9:49 AM 44,193 Views 83 Comments

That’s mad, Ted.

Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours
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Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours

Feb 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 56,233 Views 88 Comments

Chancers.

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

Feb 21st 2014, 2:04 PM 25,388 Views 35 Comments

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

"Thank you", says St Vincent de Paul after generous Christmas donations
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"Thank you", says St Vincent de Paul after generous Christmas donations

Jan 25th 2014, 11:30 AM 10,866 Views 61 Comments

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

St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall
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St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall

Dec 19th 2013, 9:58 AM 12,757 Views 107 Comments

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

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas
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The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas

Dec 17th 2013, 6:53 PM 7,415 Views 56 Comments

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

Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years
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Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years

Nov 21st 2013, 7:29 AM 4,422 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.

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
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Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty

Oct 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 37,734 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.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?
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Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:42 AM 7,734 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'
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People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:30 AM 4,852 Views 39 Comments

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

Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers
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Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers

Sep 2nd 2013, 2:31 PM 2,755 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 warns of 'potential money lending crisis'
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St Vincent de Paul warns of 'potential money lending crisis'

Jun 9th 2013, 6:49 PM 9,568 Views 31 Comments

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

President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'
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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.

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork
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Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork

Dec 18th 2012, 7:25 AM 6,451 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.

Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation
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Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation

Dec 12th 2012, 7:30 AM 12,234 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.

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

Dec 7th 2012, 7:02 PM 12,592 Views 35 Comments

All in aid of good cause…

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

Dec 6th 2012, 4:56 PM 4,107 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.

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change
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GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

Nov 29th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,976 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.

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

Nov 3rd 2012, 7:45 AM 5,666 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.

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

Oct 27th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,720 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…

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