If planning objections continue, more people will die – Bro. Crowley

Campaigns launched to raise funds for homeless people

Campaigner for the homeless Bro. Kevin Crowley has warned that if planning objections to a proposed shelter continue, more vulnerable people will die.

Bro. Kevin (pictured), who runs the Capuchin Day Centre, told The Irish Catholic he can’t understand the objections.

More than 25 businesses have made submissions to Dublin City Council objecting to the proposed site of a Dublin Simon shelter located in the South Georgian Quarter of the city.

“If people object to giving shelter to the homeless, there will be more deaths on the streets. They have to go somewhere, if they have any bit of charity, they will not object, these people are human beings,” Bro. Kevin told The Irish Catholic.

Meanwhile, a group of Co. Kerry youth slept out on one of the coldest nights of the year at the weekend to raise funds for vulnerable homeless people.

Castlegregory youth group, along with other parishioners, including PP Fr Michael Hussey, raised €2,000 for the Simon Community.

15-year-old  student at Mean Scoil an Leith Triúigh, Shannon Maunsell-Cronin, was one of  the 16 people sleeping rough. Despite nursing a cold, she told The Irish Catholic she wrapped up in layers to sleep on wooden pallets outside her secondary school.

It is anticipated that the Youth Mass on December 28, at Castlegregory parish church, will raise more funds for the cause.