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SVP says energy efficient homes bring real savings

Research on the income and accommodation of a sample group of household types supported by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has found that while inadequate income is the main cause of energy poverty, making homes more energy efficient brings real benefits.

SVP says energy efficient homes bring real savings but inadequate income is main cause of fuel poverty

Research on the income and accommodation of a sample group of household types supported by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has found that while inadequate income is the main cause of energy poverty making homes more energy efficient brings real benefits.

Numbers needing St VDP show no sign of decreasing

The numbers of Irish families depending on the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) every year has remained high and show no sign of decreasing in any significant way, according to SVP Galway as it launched its annual appeal.

A place to call home

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The services provided by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Galway cover a range of activities that fall into the realm of social justice. One such service that is very important but not well known, is the provision of accommodation – both in sheltered form (where full supports are in place) and independent living single units where additional services such as visitation ensure that loneliness and isolation does not become an issue for the vulnerable person residing there.

St Vincent de Paul seeks volunteers in city and county

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As it prepares to meet growing demands for support from families and individuals this winter, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Galway will hold an information evening to recruit volunteers on Thursday October 23 from 6pm to 8pm in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway.

Kilkenny Shop donates €30,000 to St Vincent de Paul

This week, the Kilkenny Shop proudly handed over a cheque to the value of €30,000 to the St Vincent de Paul society. €15,000 of the donation was raised by Kilkenny customers in the company’s stores nationwide, with the owners of the Kilkenny Group, the O’Gorman family, offering an additional €15,000 to match the amount raised by its customers.

Local support urged for St Vincent de Paul

As donations to its annual appeal are down on average between 20 and 25 per cent compared with last year, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has made a renewed plea to the Irish public for support in the last week before Christmas. Donations to the SVP can be made locally or online at www.svp.ie.

Mullingar’s last ever rate struck at 22 per cent less than 2013

The final budget for Mullingar Town Council was adopted this week, November 26, and will see an average charge of just €116 levied upon the town’s 721 ratepayers, down from €148 last year.

MCI Ireland launches film on the impact of domestic abuse on children

A film produced by a Mayo-based organisation on the impact of domestic abuse on children was launched last week in Dublin Castle, by Emily Logan, ombudsman for children. The film, from MCI Ireland, highlights issues that arise for children in the context of domestic abuse after a couple separates. Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan stressed “the importance of services that not only invest in children and families but that also hear directly from children”, adding that this was the only way “we can get a true understanding of how issues such as domestic violence impact upon them”.

Has Westmeath got talent?

Bord Gáis Energy is giving talent from across Westmeath the chance to support chart-topping girl band The Saturdays at a once-off charity concert at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Thursday March 28.

 

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