Albert Gubay was born in Wales of an Iraqi-Jewish father and a devout Catholic mother from Co Clare. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation has donated €500,000 to help six Catholic charities in the Republic with their work through the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Marie Cronin, St Vincent de Paul east region president, operates a food bank in Dublin. ‘It’s more time consuming now,’ she says. ‘There’s more paperwork, there are more phone calls, more effort. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coronavirus restrictions have changed the way charities such as St Vincent de Paul operate but a surge in appeals for help with utility bills and food(...)

A boy begging in an alleyway off Dawson Street in Dublin. The report says there are a large number of children living below the poverty line. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dealing with the consequences of poverty costs the State an estimated €4.5 billion every year, according to a new report. The Hidden Cost of Poverty (...)

€90,000 wedding prize: Richard Corrigan will host up to 160 guests for a frontline healthcare worker in Ireland

The chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan is offering frontline healthcare workers a chance to win a luxury all-inclusive wedding package, worth an e(...)

President of SVP Kieran Stafford has said the past few weeks have been ‘the most difficult’ he has ever known in over 20 years volunteering with the charity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has launched an urgent fundraising appeal on Thursday as it expects calls for help in the coming weeks to esca(...)

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has called on all general election candidates to agree that the next Dáil and Seanad will be committed to eliminating poverty in Ireland. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has called on all general election candidates to agree that the next Dáil and Seanad will be committed to elim(...)

Growing up in the Cold: Children in the private-rented sector twice as likely to experience energy poverty as those in owner-occupied homes. File photograph: Getty

More than 140,000 children are living in homes that are cold and damp, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Growing Up in the Cold dispat(...)

(L TO R) Kieran Stafford, SVP national president & Bernie Hogan, President of St Michan’s Conference,during an unveiling by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) of a plaque where the first meeting of the Society was held in Dublin 175 years ago on Charles Street West, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A plaque marking the place where the Society of St Vincent de Paul first met in Ireland, 175 years ago, was unveiled in Dublin on Sunday. The foundin(...)

Ryan Tubridy was at the SVP Christmas appeal where he expressed his disgust at 4,000 homeless children: ‘It is not right and it is not fair.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Escalating rents are increasing demands for the services of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) despite the improving economy, the charity has sta(...)

The SVP says it routinely comes across moneylenders giving loans to vulnerable households. Photograph: Getty Images

All moneylending services should have to carry warnings about the high costs of loan repayments on any advertisements, the Society of St Vincent de Pa(...)

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