The death of a woman, in her late 20s, has occurred at Phoenix Lodge, also called Judge Darley’s, near the Museum Luas stop in Dublin
Kitty Holland, in The Irish Times, reports:
A young homeless woman has died “tragically” in emergency accommodation in Dublin.
In a statement to The Irish Times a Garda 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”
It is understood the woman’s body was found in her room at the Phoenix Lodge hostel, also known as Judge Darley’s, where she had been placed by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE).
At the corner of Cook Street and the R108, near St Audeon’s Park, Dublin 8.
Donal O’Dowd saw a group of people appear to check the pulse of a man lying on the street, while a man next to him was being consoled.
It’s believed the man was homeless but this hasn’t been confirmed.
At around 7.50am, the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived and, soon after, a blanket was placed over the man’s body. An ambulance and gardai then arrived.
A request for information has been lodged with the Garda Press Office.
Update: The man was in his 40s, originally from Poland and was homeless, it has been confirmed by Inner City Helping Homeless (ICCH)
Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a male in his 40s who was found on Cook Street, this morning the 6th of November 2018 at 8am. Gardai and emergency services attended the scene. Male was pronounced dead at scene and brought to morgue. Post mortem will be carried out. A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court.
Outside Superdry, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 this morning
A 51-year-old man sleeping rough outside Superdry on Suffolk Street, Dublin 1, was found dead early this morning.
The man’s name has not yet been released.
The Irish Sun reports:
CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless, Anthony Flynn, said more needs to be done to help get rough sleepers off the streets.
He said: “This was a tragic but preventable accident. Dublin’s rough sleeper crisis is out of control with our outreach teams last week reporting the highest ever number of rough sleepers on one night.”
“The individual slept on Suffolk Street whilst 44 beds lay empty in Wolfe Tone Quay last night.”
“Immediate emergency measures must are required now to tackle the rough sleeper crisis. I’m calling on the Minister to immediately open empty beds, this is not the first and will not be the last death on our streets.”
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