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Society of St Vincent de Paul marks 175 years in Ireland

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is celebrating 175 years in Ireland.

On 13th April, 2019 over 1,000 members of SVP gathered in the Convention Centre in Dublin to mark the anniversary. President Michael D. Higgins opened the event.


SVP is the best known and most widely supported organisation of social concern and action in Ireland with over 11,500 volunteers active in every county in Ireland.

Since its foundation in 1844 it has been serving the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities.

For decades the Society has provided help and support to those most in need through the Famine in the 19th Century, two World Wars, an Uprising, a Civil War and cycles of economic austerity.

"Sadly today we still see poverty in many different situations and circumstances' said SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

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