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From TheJournal.ie Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds Family Poverty

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families Struggling Families

'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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty Struggles

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed' Bin Bags

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.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner Tis The Season

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.

From TheJournal.ie New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families Give A Fiver

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.

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

'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.

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

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

The Cabra shop was robbed on Wednesday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year Calls To Action

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.

From TheJournal.ie "I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty" Sponsored By Svp

"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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend Shipshape

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.

From TheJournal.ie Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs Vulnerable

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.

From TheJournal.ie Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise" LGBT

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall Donations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to St Vincent de Paul more than double in three years Christmas

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday The 9 At 9

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.

From TheJournal.ie People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics' Energy Costs

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday The 9 At 9

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers Cancer

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.

From TheJournal.ie SVP concerned over moneylender issuing vouchers instead of cash Money Lender

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie St Vincent de Paul warns of 'potential money lending crisis' Money

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation Christmas Dinner

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.

From TheJournal.ie SVP expects 100,000 requests for assistance before Christmas Charity

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders? Explainer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president St Vincent De Paul

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

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…

From TheJournal.ie Govt promises no disconnections this winter Fuel Poverty

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.

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”.