Sunday 4 December 2016

Homelessness, and all the poor excuses

Published 24/09/2015 | 02:30

Br Kevin Crowley, founder of the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin
Br Kevin Crowley, founder of the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin

The Capuchin Day Centre has been quietly feeding the capital's hungry since 1969. Back then Brother Kevin Crowley never expected that the poor would need his services now more than ever, some 46 years after the first ladle of soup was doled out.

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Yesterday, he called once more on the Government to declare a national emergency on the problem of homelessness. He explained that a few years ago his Church Street sanctuary was handing out about 400 food parcels daily. Today the centre distributes 1,600.

The Capuchins have journeyed every step of the way with Dublin's destitute while the State left them behind.

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