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 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 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”. 
  • Posted by Linda   on 14 January 2019 | 0 comments.
    There are no strangers here
    In 1847, the Choctaw Nation heard about the Irish Famine, and the story had such an impact that their community collected $170 to send to the Irish victims, a sum equivalent to approximately €4,000 today.
  • Posted by Linda   on 12 August 2019 | 0 comments.
    Is this something we should be proud of, or embarrassed about, as a country?
    As we pass the halfway mark of this important year for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul during which it celebrates its 175th anniversary in Ireland, we should reflect and ask ourselves “Is this something we should be proud of, or embarrassed about, as a country?”
  • Posted by Linda   on 06 December 2019 | 0 comments.
    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    It’s hard to believe that another year has nearly come to an end. However, as servants to the most vulnerable in society, we now face into the busiest period of our work. 

Media Contact Details

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Jim Walsh
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