Homeless man found dead yesterday 'was fourth in six weeks'

Homeless man found dead yesterday 'was fourth in six weeks'
General pic of Dawson Lane. Pic: Google Maps

Four homeless people have died in Dublin over the past six weeks.

The figures come as the body of a homeless man, who was aged in his 30s, was discovered in Dublin close to where Jonathan Corrie was found dead last year.

The man was found by a member of the public on Dawson Lane just off Dawson Street at approximately 7am yesterday morning where it is believed he had been sleeping rough for some time.

Gardaí say no foul play is suspected.

Pat Doyle, CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust, said that the man was known to charity.

"He first came to us last December, was down in Merchant's Quay on Wednesday night, receiving support for his drug issues," he said.

"It's very tragic for him, as a young life, tragic for his family.

"Not the first in this city, in fact the Trust has had at least four funerals in the last month - four homeless people we've been working with over the last month to six weeks - have passed away."

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