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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# capuchin day centre

This year
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
The news comes amid reports of people being forced into sleeping on the streets upon entering Ireland.
Last year
3,000 people queue to receive Christmas food vouchers at Capuchin Day Centre
Those working at the centre told The Journal that there is more demand for the service now than ever.
President leads tributes to humanitarian Brother Kevin Crowley on his retirement
Brother Kevin, (87), a native of Cork, has provided meals and care packages to tens of thousands of people for the last 53 years.
All time
'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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
"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.
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.
Dubs spread Christmas cheer on charity visit
Jim Gavin, backroom staff and panel members help pack 3,000 parcels for the homeless.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.