Homeless man found dead near Government buildings 2 weeks ago

Homeless man found dead near Government buildings

"Tragic and unnecessary."

A man who was thought to be homeless has been found dead in a tent close to the Department of Health.

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The discovery was made on Lad Lane, Dublin 2 on Monday morning, near Baggot Street.

It is believed that the body could have been there for at least a day before being found.

It comes as 115 homeless deaths were recorded last year - double the figure recorded in 2019.

Sinn Fein's Eoin Ó'Broin expressed his condolences on Twitter, calling for government action to stop these tragic deaths occurring.

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"Another tragic and unnecessary death on our streets," he wrote. "Govt must urgently implement the recommendations of Dr Austin O’Carrol’s report on mortality amongst the single homeless population."

 

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There have been two other notable cases of homeless people dying near government buildings in recent years.

In 2020, a man’s body was found in a tent beside Leinster House, and in 2014 another man named Jonathan Corrie was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street.