Down and out in Dublin © Donal Moloney

Talented Dublin-based photographer Donal Moloney has been busy this festive season shooting the other ‘Doors of Dublin’: Dublin doorways that are home to the homeless. The plight of the homeless is especially poignant during the Christmas period and Donal has produced some striking and empathetic images highlighting the lives of those less fortunate. The photographs make no moral judgements about their predicament – nor do they offer solutions – they just render the invisible, visible.

Donal writes:

Thomas and Helen are both travellers. They met two weeks ago shortly after Thomas had been released from prison for being drunken & disorderly. Thomas says: “We just clicked”. . Thomas is 32 but says he feels “60″. He has 6 brothers and 5 sisters. He has been sleeping in the doorway [top] with Helen since his release 2 weeks ago. He has been homeless for 9 years. He expects to serve another short prison sentence in the near future on other charges of being drunken and disorderly. Helen is 25 and was made homeless more recently
Joe is a heroin addict and homeless many years. He has been married twice and has a few kids. As a teenager he moved to New York and became a carpenter. He was a heavy drinker and consumed “3 bottles of whiskey a day”. He loves to read as does his mate John [middle] (20 yards down the street). It takes them “away from the day”.

Donal’s website:

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Thomas & Helen © Donal Moloney

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Joe © Donal Moloney

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John © Donal Moloney

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