Alan Bailey

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 Alan Bailey Manager at the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, handing out Supervalue Gift cards to the value of 40 euros due to Covid 19 instead of the traditional Christmas hamper. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 3,000 grocery vouchers, in lieu of Christmas hampers, were provided to some of Dublin’s poorest households at the Capuchin Day Centre on Friday(...)

Visually impaired Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes and assistance dog Quilla in the Capuchin Friary Church on Church Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Dublin church has opened its doors, and pews, to homeless people who need a place to eat during the coronavirus outbreak. St Mary’s of the Angels,(...)

Alan Bailey, a volunteer and co-ordinator at the Capuchin Centre, is pictured outside the premises on Bow Street in Dublin. The centre has converted a room for use in isolating people if necessary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Homeless services were ramping up precautions against coronavirus as the HSE issued “guidance for homeless and vulnerable groups” to operators of “hos(...)

Food queue: People form an orderly line shortly after 5am for Christmas parcels. Photograph: Sam Boal/

More than 2,500 Christmas food parcels were distributed on Friday to some of the poorest individuals and families in Dublin at the Capuchin day centre(...)

Some of those who attended the Capuchin Day Centre on Friday morning leaving with a food hamper.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw.

The Capuchin day centre will give out “threefold” the number of Christmas food parcels this year as it did five years ago, while the number of childre(...)

Stores closed on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Monday. The mood of the few people who are about seems to be of befuddlement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“It’s like the zombie apocalypse out there,” a customer mutters into his pint in Neary’s on Chatham Street. The pub’s carpet is covered with leaves – (...)

Dr Brendan Fanning, middle, is a dentist who runs a clinic in the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People with his colleague Dr Jim Griffin, left. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Amid the chaotic conditions of homeless life, the issue of dental care is far from a priority. There never used to be dental services for homeless (...)

Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and 7th 1997. Photograph: Collins.

The trial of a man charged with a 1997 double murder has heard that a confession allegedly made by him in relation to the killings was “produced” by g(...)

American student Annie McCarrick disappeared in 1993.

A claim that a member of the Provisional IRA may have killed American student Annie McCarrick, who disappeared in 1993, has been made in a new book.Re(...)

I f there’s one good thing to come out of the recent horsemeat scandal, and the exposure of the labyrinthine supermarket supply chains, it’s a new app(...)