The Irish Independent is reporting that a homeless man in his late 30s who was sleeping rough at the Four Courts in Dublin has died.
The man - who was from Lithuania - was found unresponsive at about 8pm on Monday and was brought to Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Initial reports suggest that the man may have died as a result of a drug overdose.
Homelessness charity the Peter McVerry Trust said in a statement that it was “deeply saddened by the death of two men sleeping rough in Dublin in the past couple of days. Unfortunately, there have been an unprecedented number of deaths involving people sleeping rough since late August. The latest two deaths in Dublin bring to seven the number of people sleeping rough that have died in the past 12 weeks.”
He is the second person in less than 24 hours to die while sleeping rough in Dublin. Yesterday (Tuesday) a man in his 50s who was sleeping rough was also found unresponsive. He was in the Ranelagh area and had been known to outreach workers.
Lovin Dublin was unsuccessful in contacting the Department of Housing regarding either matter.