Suzanne Phelan: “Find a friend or family member you can talk to. You’re not alone.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times
A Christmas like never before
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  • December 18, 2015, 15:30

...after confronting depression Suzanne Phelan “I’ve struggled at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s an enormous amount of pressure, n(...)

All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Rory O’Carroll, a former volunteer with the Capuchin Day Centre,  with Anthony Bradley and the Sam Maguire Cup, during a visit to the centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

It was the turn of the Capuchin Day Centre homeless service to join in the celebrations over Dublin winning the All-Ireland football championship when(...)

The phone rings in work. It’s a man called Mark asking about some photographs we’d taken of his younger brother a few years ago. I don’t say anything (...)

Anthony Crowley at breakfast in the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, Dublin. “I know everyone here. I mightn’t know all their names but we know each other. They’ve been through the wars and they’ve lost their illusions, but they’re good people.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

What they don’t tell you about homelessness, says Anthony Crowley after eating his breakfast at the Capuchin Day Centre, is how much shoe leath(...)