SVP says time to end austerity budgets

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has urged the public to support its “Make Your Voice Heard” campaign to end austerity budgets.

The people we assist and those who are struggling throughout Ireland have suffered enough.

We urge all those who want fairness and an end to austerity budgets to go online at and make their voice heard.

All people in Ireland deserve a living income in and out of work but the level of austerity imposed over the last six budgets has made this aspiration impossible for thousands of individuals and families.

We acknowledge that our public finances must be placed on a sustainable path.

But we believe that Government can choose to close the gap between Ireland’s revenue and expenditure while protecting vulnerable people and the services they rely on.


Geoff Meagher

SVP National President,