The discovery of two men found dead in a Waterford hostel has been described as "very sad" and a "tragic day" by a resident.
The discovery was made yesterday at McGwire’s Men’s hostel in Waterford city.
Speaking on Wlrfm, one resident of the hostel named Darryl who was friends with the men said he was shocked at the news and was speaking to them both the day before the incident.
"Very sad. Tragic day [...] Yeah it's a bit of a shock. I've known them years. [...] We're all good friends. We all get on well. All eat breakfast together, share the same coffee room," he said.
It is understood gardaí were called to the hostel following an incident earlier this evening.
When they arrived, they found the body of a man, aged in his 40s.
Another man, believed to be aged in his 40s or 50s, was found in a bed in the hostel shortly after.
Both bodies have been removed from the scene and brought to University Hospital, Waterford, where post-mortem examinations will be conducted over the coming days.
Gardaí have said the post-mortem results will determine the course of their investigations.
Inquiries into the last known movements of both men are now underway.