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    Default Ned Delahunty, 'the man in the doorway'.

    Not the greatest OP in the world, but I thought this was worth sharing.

    It's about the death of homeless man in South Dublin, who may have been recognisable to many of us.


    “For 20 years he was in the same spot every morning and evening, facing my flat,” she says.

    “He could have been vulnerable, but everyone looked after him or kept an eye out for him.”

    “He always struck me as well-educated or well brought up. He was so clean and so independent. He would dress neatly and tidy up after himself. I don’t know, there was just something about him. And his skin – his skin was beautiful.”

    Yesterday, however, more than 150 people – locals, shopkeepers, regular Massgoers – gathered to remember a man to whom few people had ever spoken. Dozens of floral tributes and cards have been gathering in the doorway where he died over recent weeks.

    “I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community,” said Jane Forde, a local nun who stayed with him during his final days in hospital.
    R.I.P., Mr Delahunty.

    ‘I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community... he’s taught us about the need for compassion’ - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 14, 2013


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Not the greatest OP in the world
    From a self confessed "Strategic Defaulter" - only on P.ie...

    RIP Mr Delahunty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Not the greatest OP in the world, but I thought this was worth sharing.

    It's about the death of homeless man in South Dublin, who may have been recognisable to many of us.

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    It's ironic that the fella on the poster in the background, giving the thumbs up, shelters in one of the biggest houses in Dublin with a hot drink and a square meal at his beckoning. Some Labour Party Member apparently.
    RIP Mr Santa

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    R.I.P., Mr Delahunty.

    ‘I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community... he’s taught us about the need for compassion’ - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 14, 2013



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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Not the greatest OP in the world,
    Not sure about that SIL

    It's one of the better ones I've read.

    RIP Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin 4 View Post
    From a self confessed "Strategic Defaulter" - only on P.ie...
    If there was a 'baffled by that comment' icon, I'd be clicking it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    If there was a 'baffled by that comment' icon, I'd be clicking it now.
    He's meaning that your concern for the homeless might be spurred by your fear of shortly joining their ranks, I think in any case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaintop View Post
    Not sure about that SIL

    It's one of the better ones I've read.

    RIP Sir.
    Thanks, Mountaintop. I'm fascinated by how he may have kept his skin beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EoinMag View Post
    He's meaning that your concern for the homeless might be spurred by your fear of shortly joining their ranks, I think in any case
    Oh right!
    I have no money, but I love my life.

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