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Ireland Homeless man found dead in Dublin beside a bench he'd slept on for two months

03:25  15 january  2020
03:25  15 january  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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The night before this interview, Kathy slept on a bus bench . She hasn't been able to find a job because she does not have a permanent address and because of a few prior run-ins with the law. This isn't fair; Kathy's mistakes should not be a life sentence for life on the streets.

a train is parked on the side of a road: Scene of the incident © Provided by Dublin Live Scene of the incident

A HOMELESS man was found dead close to  Leeson Street bridge in Dublin last night beside a bench where he had been sleeping for at least two months.

The man, in his late-40s or eary-50s had been receiving supplies and sanitation packs from the Feed Our Homeless charity.

Gardaí cordoned off the area last night and removed the body of the man to a nearby city mortuary.

It is believed the man died from ill-health.

CEO Tony Walsh last night said: “He slept on the bench and underneath it as well.

“He wouldn’t go into the hostels because he didn’t feel safe and he felt safer sleeping out in the open.

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A homeless man has died in the Emergency Department at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin . He was found dead on a chair in the department at 2 .30pm yesterday afternoon. There is no indication yet as to how long he had been in the hospital or as to the cause of death .

Earlier: Homeless man found dead on the streets of Dublin . Gardaí have confirmed that a man 's body has been found near Parnell Street in Dublin this It is understood that the man was sleeping rough and it is the first death of a homeless person in Ireland this year. Gardaí have preserved the scene

“He was in bad health and his health wouldn’t have been the best because he slept on the canal there every single night.

“We would have engaged with him every night and we would have given him hot drinks , sandwiches, toiletries.”

 “He had mental health issues but he was a lovely guy, very mannerly and respectful towards the Feed Our Homeless outreach team and it’s a real shame.

“I want to sympathise with his family and offer our condolences.”

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