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From TheJournal.ie 'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy Homeless Crisis

'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy

He said the Government should ensure nobody is lying or dying on the streets at Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Contractor was asked to install papal road markings in Dublin for free over concerns about cost Papal Visit

Contractor was asked to install papal road markings in Dublin for free over concerns about cost

The markings were located at the Capuchin Day Centre and read: “Welcome Pope Francis” and “Fáilte a Phapa Prionsias”.

From TheJournal.ie 1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre Housing Crisis This post contains videos

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre

Since last year they have also been putting together baby food and nappy packs for families with young children.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August The Homeless

Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August

The Pope will visit the centre on the day he arrives – the afternoon of Saturday 25 August.

From TheJournal.ie Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity Homeless

Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity

The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin is a busy place every morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children' Food Parcels

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

From TheJournal.ie "We'd starve without them" - Over 2,000 people lined up to get Christmas food parcels this morning Christmas 2016

"We'd starve without them" - Over 2,000 people lined up to get Christmas food parcels this morning

The Capuchin Day Centre hands out the parcels every year to people in need.

From TheJournal.ie Brother Kevin: 'Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?' Housing Crisis

Brother Kevin: 'Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?'

Crowley has been running the Capuchin Day Centre since 1969 – he says there are more people at risk of dying on the streets now.

From The42 Dubs spread Christmas cheer on charity visit Festive Spirit

Dubs spread Christmas cheer on charity visit

Jim Gavin, backroom staff and panel members help pack 3,000 parcels for the homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there Addiction

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?' Homeless Ireland

'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?'

The Capuchin Day Centre’s Brother Kevin Crowley sees the reality of the homeless crisis every day and he thinks it’s getting worse.

From TheJournal.ie Choosing homelessness: This man sleeps rough for his faith Homeless Ireland This post contains videos

Choosing homelessness: This man sleeps rough for his faith

Francis John Ross Bush lives in ‘holy poverty’ but says his personal circumstances, like those of many homeless people, pushed him into the path he is now on.

From TheJournal.ie EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens Poverty

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Behind the scenes as the Capuchin Day Centre prepares to feed 500 people Capuchin Day Centre

Behind the scenes as the Capuchin Day Centre prepares to feed 500 people

We visited the centre yesterday to see what staff and volunteers would be cooking up for their annual festive gala.