Linda O'Connell

Editor of the SVP Bulletin

Linda O'Connell is the National Online and Media Co-ordinator with the Society of St Vincent de Paul and has worked with the organisation for more than 11 years.

Linda originally worked as the Fundraising and Communications Officer for the Cork region before being seconded to the National Office where she now works full time. In 2015, Linda took over as Editor of the SVP’s quarterly magazine which had previously been managed by a long standing dedicated member.

Linda is also a volunteer for the South West Twinning Committee since 2007 and sits on the National Twinning Committee. While working for the Cork office Linda was involved in setting up a new Conference visiting older people offering friendship called St. Anthony of Padua which is very active today.

Blog Posts

  • Posted by Linda   on 06 June 2016 | 0 comments.
    The Importance of Volunteers
    We sometimes hear criticism from the public that we are giving to the wrong people or that our volunteers can be judgemental and this often angers me.
  • Posted by Linda   on 13 March 2017 | 0 comments.
    ‘The What, How and Why of SVP’
    I was recently asked to fill out a personality questionnaire as part of a college assignment. To be honest, I had never heard of these before and I was quite dismissive of the idea of there being just 16 different types of personalities in the world.
  • Posted by Linda   on 03 April 2017 | 0 comments.
    Farewell from the National President
    This is my last piece for the Bulletin as my term of five years as National President finishes at the end of May. 
  • Posted by Linda   on 08 August 2017 | 0 comments.
    “Social Inequalities – A society based on Meritocracy?”
    When you look at society as a whole, it is glaringly obvious to most, that is to those willing to acknowledge and see it, that large numbers of us live and exist in worlds that are complete polar opposites..
  • Posted by Linda   on 21 November 2017 | 0 comments.
    Is what we are doing good enough?
    In my 12 years working and volunteering for the Society I don’t recall too many times when I have heard the words uttered, “I think I made a difference”.​
  • Posted by Linda   on 08 March 2018 | 0 comments.
    “A New Year – Renewing our Commitment to Serve”
    Every New Year seems to bring with it a new wave of possibilities, planning and great expectations. We usually face a barrage of advertising and campaigns encouraging us to loose weight, stop smoking, stop drinking and start the year afresh by setting new goals which should help us better ourselves.
  • Posted by Linda   on 20 July 2018 | 0 comments.
    What does the word “family” mean for you?
    There are so many different types of groups in the world today crossing various segments of society such as culture, religion, beliefs, etc. However, the oldest and most sacred group is probably “The Family”. 

Media Contact Details

For Press and Media enquiries please contact:
Jim Walsh
Mob: 087 2541700