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'We just feel we have a responsibility to help' - food laid on for those struggling


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Doing their bit: Laine, My Love coffee shop staff Caitlin Chillingworth, Sophie O’Reilly and Aine McDougall with unsold sandwiches they donated to the homeless. Photo: David Conachy

Doing their bit: Laine, My Love coffee shop staff Caitlin Chillingworth, Sophie O’Reilly and Aine McDougall with unsold sandwiches they donated to the homeless. Photo: David Conachy

Doing their bit: Laine, My Love coffee shop staff Caitlin Chillingworth, Sophie O’Reilly and Aine McDougall with unsold sandwiches they donated to the homeless. Photo: David Conachy

As soon as Pat O'Sullivan saw what was happening in the supermarket on Thursday, he knew he had to help.

"My wife had been in shopping at the time of Leo Varadkar's announcement, and she got caught up in the melee of panic buying that followed," Mr O'Sullivan said.

"She rang me for help. I couldn't believe my eyes. There were several old people in there struggling, too many to help."