A man, who had been sleeping rough in Dublin's city centre, died in the early hours of this morning.
Homeless charity workers raised the alarm after realising the individual had not moved position over the course of three hours.
A Garda spokesman confirmed the incident today, saying: "Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a man at Adair Lane, Dublin 2."
"He is yet to be identified.The incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time."
Speaking to The Independent, Dublin City Councillor Christy Burke, gave an insight into the tragic incident.
"Crews were going around checking on rough sleepers at around 11pm and one of the volunteers said they saw this man lying there at around 11pm and they thought he was asleep," he explained.
"When he came back at 2am he noticed that the man was lying in the exact same position, so he went to take a pulse and he couldn't."
"They called an ambulance but he was pronounced dead and the doctors said that the rough sleeper would have been dead for a few hours before he was found."