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).
Young homeless woman dies in Dublin hostel (Kitty Holland, The Irish Times)
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Avalon House, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Olivia Kelly, in The Irish Times, reports:
Businesses on Aungier Street, Dublin, are to take legal action to stop the opening of the State’s largest homeless hostel for rough sleepers at Avalon House.
The Peter McVerry Trust and the Dublin Region Homeless Executive intend to take over the backpackers’ hostel, above a branch of Starbucks cafe, and use it to provide emergency accommodation for 155 homeless adults.
A lease on the building has been signed by the trust, and the facility is due to open in January. However, local businesses say they will seek a High Court injunction to stop it going ahead.
Dublin businesses seek to stop 155-bed homeless hostel (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)