Brother Kevin Crowley has been honoured with the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award for his work with the homeless and people in need.
The accolade was bestowed by Ceann Comhairle, Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD, Sean O'Feaghail.
He is the 4th recipient of the award which recognises those committed to the promotion of human dignity.
Brother Kevin founded the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin in 1969 which provides hot meals, food parcels, clothing and day care for those in need.
Last year the centre assisted an average of 1,000 people per day.