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Child benefit up & funding for housing: budget

Charities welcome budget's benefits and focus on job creation.


Budget must tackle poverty and homelessness

"Looking after children is how you define a society’" - yet in Ireland today, one in ten children lives in consistent poverty.


Irish water charges among highest in Europe: SVP

SVP "particularly concerned at the lack of information underpinning Government direction on costs".


SVP welcomes President’s ethics initiative

Dialogue with social, economic, education, culture, spiritual groupings sought on a shared vision for Irish society.


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.


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.


SVP urges restoration of One Parent Family payment

Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.


Government urged to place people’s rights at the heart of decision making

Put people, not economies first, say Amnesty, SVP and Social Justice Ireland.


St Vincent de Paul help for flood victims

Support for energy, food, laundry costs, replacement of furniture and household costs.


SVP accuses Troika of ‘muted response’ to hardship

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


Work of SVP project featured in radio documentary

Programme highlights impact of Croí na Gaillimhe centre on more than 400 people.


Operation Santa to transform Christmas for thousands

“We not only want to ensure that no child is left disappointed, but that no family is left struggling because of the cost of Christmas.”


SVP welcomes Minister’s move on school uniform costs

Up to now parents have had very little say in school uniform policy SVP warn.


McGinley Foundation to support St Vincent de Paul

Ryder Cup captain pays tribute to SVP volunteers.


Survey finds school costs still too high

Latest Barnardos survey reveals anger that not enough is being done to address costs.


SVP concerned by moneylenders’ new tactic

An Post's One4all gift vouchers offered in lieu of cash.


SVP chides Government over child benefit cut

Benefit cuts could result in lower educational completion rates for children from lower income families


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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