First of all, a big Thank You to the Friars Capuchin's for restoring my faith in humanity.
We're all too quick to criticise the Catholic churchmen, while forgetting how much good work they do in Ireland and around the World.
And also to their voluntary workers of all religions and none.
The photo of the people lined up in the miserable damp and rain is utterly depressing, but the story is uplifting.
Hundreds queue before dawn for food parcels - National News - Independent.ie
I'm guessing it's a mix of local Irish and foreign immigrants, probably from around the World and of all religions.
This was also going on throughout the Celtic Tiger so it's not a new phenomenom.
Also know of the soup kitchens in Athlone etc.
Has the gap between rich and poor ever been greater in the history of the State?
Go a few streets from this scene in Dublin and you'll meet gross materialism and consumerism.
It's almost Dickensian