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Energy price increases leave families out in the cold this Christmas – SVP

Data from Eurostat show that among EU peer countries Ireland has the second highest rate of households who cannot afford to adequately heat their home and the highest percentage of utility arrears.

2018.12.05.

SVP criticises proposed increase in PSO Levy on electricity bills

Proposed 36% increase in the Public Service Obligation Levy (PSO) will wipe out almost 50% of recent savings for electricity customers.

2016.07.11.

Levy hike by a third could cost families €90 – SVP

“With VAT added, domestic customers are effectively paying a tax on a tax. In the interest of social justice and fairness, we urge a review of the PSO application for low income and struggling energy customers.”

2016.06.30.

Syrian Archbishop recounts desperate suffering

“At this very moment, bombs are raining down on the residential neighbourhoods of the city. There may be as many as 60 dead and 300 wounded."

2015.10.01.

Reduction of levy on electricity bills too small: SVP

The SVP has seen the amount it pays for energy costs for those who can’t afford to pay increase steadily over the last number of years.

2015.08.11.

Tributes paid to Irish missionary killed in Liberia

24-year-old Director of the Liberia Mission of the Franciscan Works charity arrived in West African country in February 2013.

2015.07.19.

Irish missionaries – comforting the world’s afflicted

Report on the work of Irish missionaries in the Philippines and Korea helping the marginalised and most disadvantaged.

2015.07.15.

Cork & Ross marks Peru mission’s 50th anniversary

The Irish priests became known locally as Los Padrecitos - the Little Fathers - as they helped turn a desert slum into a thriving urban centre.

2015.05.15.

Mexico is where greatest number of priests killed

Although root causes vary, the most important is an entrenched culture of impunity.

2015.02.04.

CofI dioceses seek €150,000 for Gaza hospital

Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, to launch Advent Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital on Tuesday.

2014.11.21.

Nation’s poorest targeted by energy surcharges

Pay-as-you-go or pre-payment customers should not be disadvantaged by using these meters SVP warns.

2014.08.21.

SVP warns flat rate energy levy will hit poor worst

Levy is clearly out of proportion to low income customers' ability to pay and can be viewed as a regressive tax: SVP.

2014.07.31.
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