Poverty in Ireland

The reason we exist is to fight poverty across Ireland in all its forms.

Our social Justice work is about tackling the structures; the root causes of social exclusion. Debt and household budgeting continue to be major issues for many people we help. More appropriate and responsible financial services is part of the solution. Child Poverty remains a scourge that we work with other NGOs to eradicate, and addressing family poverty is key. To better understand poverty we commission research and we also comment on and feed into research into all aspects of poverty. 

Latest Issue

Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality March 2020
SVP’s submission to the Citizen’s Assembly on Gender Equality is based on the unique insight of our 11,000 members across Ireland. This submission examines the challenges facing low income women and lone parent families. Lone parent families are the group most likely to request assistance from SVP and are at a higher risk of poverty and in-work poverty.
Published 09 Mar 2020 | PDF | 682.48 KB
Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality March 2020
Published 09 Mar 2020 | PDF | 682.48 KB
SVP Submission to the DHPLG National Homeless Consultative Forum Families Sub-Group
Published 03 Feb 2020 | PDF | 251.05 KB
SVP ELECTION 2020 Priorities
Published 16 Jan 2020 | PDF | 7.33 MB
National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2017 review
Published 29 Jan 2019 | PDF | 420.33 KB
SVP Submission on the new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion
Published 16 Mar 2018 | PDF | 533.03 KB