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

SVP Child Maintenance Review March 2021
In this submission SVP outlines how a child centred statutory maintenance system can help reduce poverty in one parent families. The current ineffective system of child maintenance in Ireland leaves too many children in poverty and the onus on the custodial parent to pursue maintenance through the courts causes significant stress and strain for resident parents.
Published 29 Mar 2021 | PDF | 591.9 KB

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