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Ireland Homeless woman, 20s, found dead in city centre accommodation

20:00  16 january  2020
20:00  16 january  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Elderly woman found homeless on O'Connell Street after being discharged from Dublin hospital

  Elderly woman found homeless on O'Connell Street after being discharged from Dublin hospital Christy Burke has slammed the hospital for discharging the woman back onto the street, and said the council quickly worked to ensure she had a bed for the night in a safe location . He told Dublin Live: "This woman should have never been discharged from the hospital. "I was out doing the homeless soup run last night, and after I headed home I got a call from Irene Coady Murphy one of the founders of Reaching Out for Homeless. "I immediately called Fran Devereux from Dublin City Council and in fairness to him he had finished work after a long day and still got her a room in a safe hotel within minutes.

a person wearing a yellow hat: Gardai © Collins Gardai

A homeless woman has tragically passed away in emergency accommodation in the city centre. An investigation has been launched after the woman was found in her room by staff who then rang emergency services. The woman had been staying in the accommodation, which was provided by the Dublin Regional Housing Executive, for the past two months.

Gardai confirmed a file will be prepared for the Coroner's Court. A spokesman said: “Gardaí were called to the scene of a sudden death of a female in her late 20s that occurred at approximately 5pm at Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 on Wednesday, January 15th. A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court”. The DRHE sent their condolences to the woman's family and friends.

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

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

A spokeswoman said: "The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE), on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities,  would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of the young woman, who tragically passed away yesterday evening Wednesday 15th January in a facility that provides 24 hour emergency accommodation to people experiencing homelessness. "The Gardaí & DRHE staff were in attendance."

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It comes after a man in his 30s was seriously injured after his tent was removed by heavy machinery from the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal on Tuesday .He was sleeping inside while it was being removed as part of a clean-up of the area by Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland. The following day a homeless woman in her late 20s died suddenly in emergency accommodation. It is understood her body was found at the Phoenix Lodge hostel on Parkgate Street in the capital.

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