Penny Dinners

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Covid-19 forced the cancellation of their traditional Christmas sit-down meal for the homeless. Photograph: iStock

Weary but dedicated volunteers at a soup kitchen in Cork city were on the road until 4am on Christmas Day delivering the last of 10,000 Christmas hamp(...)

Joseph Byrne with staff at his  Cork city hair salon in 2018. File photograph: Olivia Kelleher

Cork hairdresser Joseph Byrne normally fits in a special day of appointments for the long-term homeless during Christmas week. Instead he is handing (...)

 Albert Gubay was born in Wales of an Iraqi-Jewish father and a devout Catholic mother from Co Clare. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation has donated €500,000 to help six Catholic charities in the Republic with their work through the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Gary Dineen, a father of two, was originally from Herbert Park Lawn in Montenotte in Cork.

A homeless man whose body was found near the entrance to a car park in Cork city centre spoke last month on the radio of the challenges of living on t(...)

Lithuanian national Arunas Butkus (53) was found unconscious lying on the pavement in Cork on Friday and was pronounced dead at the scene. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Warm tributes have been paid to a volunteer with a homeless charity in Cork who died after he was found unconscious on the street in the city centre o(...)

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,(...)

A soup kitchen that provides hot meals to the homeless and needy daily in Cork expects to feed over two hundred people on Christmas day.

A soup kitchen that provides hot meals to the homeless and needy daily in Cork expects to feed over two hundred people on Christmas day. Caitriona T(...)

Emma Hurley with television presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin. Emma is involved with Cork Penny Dinners as well as other local community groups and helps her mother who is a wheelchair user with everyday tasks at home. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

An 11-year-old girl from Co Cork who helps out with the Penny Dinners charity and assists her mother, who is a wheelchair user, has received the Irish(...)

CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin warned that there was potential for considerable harm to the market if transactions were allowed to go ahead without approval. Photograph: Eric Luke

A leading car dealer must pay €2,000 to charity after pleading guilty to breaking competition law by failing to get the regulator’s approval to take o(...)

 Rough sleepers set up a row of tents at the Ilac Centre, off Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Every day across Dublin, thousands of people rely on others for food for a variety of reasons. Over the course of one day The Irish Times visited ser(...)

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