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SVP expect no slow down in calls for help in its 175th anniversary year

In Ireland, the Society of St Vincent de Paul receives more than 130,000 calls for assistance a year – about 11 percent more than it did five years ago.


Welcome and reservations for measures in Budget 2019

“Today was a step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go” – SVP.


Crosscare marks 75 years as demand for its services soar

Care for others requires more than policy and funding: it requires a true sense of community. The fight against poverty and exclusion must involve all of us - Archbishop Martin.


Archbishop pays visit to school on its “uppers”

Falling enrolments linked to spiralling accommodation costs in the private rental sector.


State failed to protect many rights during recession

"It is regrettable that the United Nations Human Rights Committee has consistently criticised Ireland for not expanding the availability of abortion" - PLC barrister.


Austerity has resulted in intense suffering: SJI

Some 123 million EU citizens – one in every four – are at risk of poverty and social exclusion – an increase of 7 million in the six years up to 2013.


New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.


Pope’s address challenges Europe’s politicians

To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.


Govt urged to regulate rents to protect tenants

Ten families a day becoming homeless in Dublin Sr Stan warns Govt and demands an effective short-term strategy to tackle the crisis.


SVP accuses Troika of ‘muted response’ to hardship

Charity continues to pick up the pieces of peoples’ lives following austerity and cuts.


Troika’s approach to bailout morally unethical: SJI

Troika’s selective use of data led to inaccurate analysis which led to inappropriate policy decisions.


Social justice groups call for alternative to austerity

SJI and SVP call for a vision for Ireland which incorporates social equality for all citizens.


Bishop Crean hits out at Troika’s unjust austerity

Recovery of economic sovereignty may appease markets but austerity has been "most unjust".


One in ten people experiencing food poverty in Ireland

Trade unions urge Government to make €10 million available for food assistance.


First Minister praises SVP and Salvation Army co-operation

The battle against poverty is one we can win if we do it as a united community: Peter Robinson.


SVP hopes smaller budget ‘take’ will result in less austerity

Those who are struggling throughout Ireland have suffered enough SVP warns.


Public’s comments on austerity presented to Minister

Impact and harsh reality of austerity highlighted.


Honour 1916 by delivering equality for all SVP urges Govt

Those advocating more austerity are the well off who lack concern for the less well off.


SVP outline budget proposals to Oireachtas Committee

SVP advocating for a living income in and out of work, reduced child poverty and better energy affordability.


New SVP campaign demands an end to austerity budgets

"Sneaky" changes to entitlements and delays in processing claims are adding to the burden of struggling families.

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