A homeless man photographed on Wolfe Tone Quay in Dublin earlier this year. Dublin City Council wants to turn a former hotel in Georgian buildings on Fitzwilliam Street into a supported temporary accommodation unit for 30 men and women.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors are at odds over plans to open a homeless hostel in the city’s south Georgian conservation area. The council wan(...)

Dublin Simon has been providing a similar supported service at Harcourt Street since 2004, but the building is no longer suitable. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin City Council plans to turn a former hotel in Georgian buildings on Fitzwilliam Street into a homeless (...)

Carl O’Brien pictured on the Simon community soup run during their nightly soup run aroud Dublin City Centre.Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Carl O’Brien: Dublin Simon

It’s a dark, wet evening as the wind whips up along the Liffey. It’s the kind of wintry night best spent superglued to the sofa or, better still, prop(...)