Ireland’s homelessness crisis: Third ‘rough sleeper’ is found dead

According to emerging reports, a woman, who had been sleeping rough in Co Cork, has been found dead this morning.

The woman, who is believed to be in her thirties, was sleeping in a tent in Gilabbey Park in the south west of Cork city, and is understood to have been a client of Simon Community services.

Authorities are currently awaiting the result of a postmortem examination, but Gardaí are not treating the death as suspicious.

Earlier this week, two homeless people were found dead in separate incidents in Co Kildare and Dublin city-centre.

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, came under fire in recent days after he paid tribute to Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death, but failed to acknowledge the passing of a man on Suffolk Street and a young woman in a Co Kildare hotel.

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