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Irish Examiner is turning selfies selfless for St Vincent de Paul


  • Christmas charity initiative aims to raise €10k for SVP
  • Visit to upload your selfie
  • Tweet your picture using the hashtag #selfie4svp
  • Visit for more information

The Irish Examiner is turning selfies selfless this Christmas by asking everyone to help reach its target pledge of a €10,000 to St Vincent De Paul by simply taking a Christmas selfie and sending it to the Irish Examiner – via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag: #selfie4svp. For every selfie received, the Irish Examiner will donate €1 to SVP – up to 10,000.”

Christmas selfies can be shared via the Irish Examiner Facebook page and via Twitter until Tuesday, December 23.  The Irish Examiner will then print as many selfies as possible in paper on Christmas Eve.

Karen O’Donoghue, Marketing Manager, Irish Examiner said:  “We are delighted to support St Vincent de Paul as part of our Christmas Charity initiative, and believe #selfie4svp is a great way for everyone to show their support to an extremely worthwhile campaign.  It gets people involved and creates awareness of SVP in a fun and festive way.  SVP provides invaluable care, emotional and financial support to people living in poverty, a cause that holds strong in people's hearts, making it a charity we want to get behind. It has been a tough year for charities so our campaign with SVP is an important demonstration of giving something back."

Linda O’Connell, National Online & Media Coordinator, Society of St Vincent de Paul, Ireland said:  ‘We are delighted that the Irish Examiner has chosen St Vincent de Paul to benefit from this exciting and novel Christmas charity initiative.  It is vital to supporting the thousands of people in need throughout the country. Everyone has a story either directly or indirectly and we rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations like Irish Examiner to help us raise funds so that we can maintain and grow our services.”

Visit for some tips and advice for how to do a great Christmas selfie, if you’d like to make a donation or we’ve even included some downloadable colour props so there’s no excuse.  We’ll be updating the site over the next few weeks with information on how it’s all going.

The #selfie4svp campaign was launched by Irish Examiner staff and columnists today.

Tips for taking your #selfie4svp:

  1. Put on some festive bits like a Santa hat, a Christmas jumper
  2. Stand in good light
  3. Be yourself and flash a real smile
  4. Don't overthink it, just relax
  5. Most importantly - take the selfie yourself
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