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The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

Government plan to tackle poverty needs firmer commitments

“Over the coming years, we will continue to advocate to ensure that measures to tackle poverty are a key priority” – SVP.

2020.01.15.

SVP sees increase in calls for help with back-to-school costs

A new trend with significant cost implications is the use of digital devices in schools.

2019.08.28.

SVP calls for greater controls on moneylenders

“Moneylenders are meeting a need for access to credit but often at a cost which people who are better off and who have other options would baulk at.”

2019.07.31.

Investment not tax cuts for better future for all

Most people want to see reductions in healthcare waiting lists, increases in social housing provision and reliable high-speed broadband across rural Ireland. To achieve this means there should be no net tax cuts in Budget 2018 – Social Justice Ireland.

2017.06.29.

Outgoing National President hails spirituality boost for SVP

Geoff Meagher highlighted how there has been better emphasis on “quality visitation”, spending more time really understanding the needs of those served and coming up with a plan that will get them back to self sufficiency.

2017.04.12.

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.

Build an equal nation in Budget 2017, SVP urges

In its Pre-Budget Submission, the SVP quotes estimate that 25-30% of the population requires support in meeting their housing needs due to low incomes and high costs in Ireland.

2016.06.15.
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