One pay packet away from poverty

FERMANAGH families are sitting in the dark, with no electricity and no heating, as the bitter reality of the cost-of-living crisis begins to bite this winter. Speaking to the Fermanagh Herald, the Enniskillen Conference of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) said many people in Fermanagh are now “one pay packet away from poverty”. Martha Smyth, President of […]

Herald’s Christmas Toy Appeal with SVP

As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving and compassion takes centre stage. It’s a time when we come together as a community to spread warmth, kindness, and love. This Christmas, the Fermanagh Herald is excited to announce our partnership with the Saint Vincent de Paul charity for a special initiative – our Christmas […]

Debts mount for St Vincent de Paul

THE Enniskillen St Vincent de Paul conference (branch), in its annual report, has identified workers on low pay as, ‘the new poor’. The report notes: “This is something that has been noticed by many SVP workers in recent times, that many of our new clients are in full-time employment but find that they are no […]