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  • 19 August 2019

    Ozanam Pilgrimage flees Lourdes on the eve of World War II

    The story of the Ozanam Pilgrimage of 1939 is recalled in a new book written by authors Colm Keane and Una O’Hagan. An Irish pilgrimage to Lourdes, organised by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, was lucky to escape from France before hostilities commenced at the outbreak of World War II.

  • 09 August 2019

    SVP introduces ‘Tap to Donate’ contactless card machines

    Traditionally fundraising in Ireland is associated with volunteers on the streets, coin buckets in-hand. Yet in an increasingly cashless society that may be about to change.

  • 01 August 2019

    If one word sums up our work it is Respect

    I joined Mullingar SVP over 20 years ago, as I was referring so many people to them I felt compelled to help out. Very soon I learned the mantra was “If in doubt, give it out” - something I have carried with me since, in all walks of life.

  • 01 August 2019

    WordPower

    “A book is a dream you hold in your hands” – Neil Gaiman WordPower is coming to an end of its first year running as an initiative in the East Region of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. 

  • 01 August 2019

    Edmund Rice Secondary School Presents Cheque to St. Nicholas Conference

    A cheque for €440 was presented to St. Nicolas Conference of St. Vincent de Paul members, Michael Lonergan, President and Marian Grace, Treasurer on 1st April by the Young St. Vincent de Paul group of students at the Edmund Rice Secondary School in Carrick-on-Suir. 

  • 30 July 2019

    SVP wants tobacco style warning on moneylender advertising

    The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is seeking to have all licensed moneylenders carry a tobacco style high cost loans warning on their advertising and literature. 

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