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Councillor Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless, during a recent protest outside Dublin City Council Offices on Wood Quay to highlight a marked increase in the number of people living in tents over the last month (Brian Lawless/PA)

Councillor Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless, during a recent protest outside Dublin City Council Offices on Wood Quay to highlight a marked increase in the number of people living in tents over the last month (Brian Lawless/PA)

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Councillor Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless, during a recent protest outside Dublin City Council Offices on Wood Quay to highlight a marked increase in the number of people living in tents over the last month (Brian Lawless/PA)

A body was reportedly found at an emergency accommodation facility in Dublin overnight. 

Councillor Anthony Flynn, who is also co-founder of Dublin Inner City Helping Homeless, broke the tragic news on Twitter.

Writing on social media on Wednesday evening, Mr Flynn said: "Unfortunately a person has passed away tonight in a private emergency accommodation facility in the city.

"Continued heartbreaking news, my thoughts and prayers are with family."

The Don’t Forget Me Ireland homeless campaign also tweeted: ‘‘This has brought to 57 confirmed deaths in Dublin.

The tragedy unfolded just one day after a homeless person’s tent went up in flames in Dublin.

Just a few weeks ago, on November 25, two homeless men were found dead in Dublin.

One of the men in his 40s was discovered on Leinster Lane just metres from the entrance to the Dáil by passers-by at around 8.30am.

Just an hour later at 9.30am the body of a second homeless man was discovered on Longford Street also in the capital.

Their deaths were not thought to be suspicious and "their deaths are not thought to be linked”, gardai added.

Six years ago there was a national outcry when homeless man, Jonathan Corrie (43) was discovered dead in a doorway on Molesworth Street.

The Sunday World has contacted An Garda Siochana for a statement.

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