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Unexplained death Neighbours pay tribute to 'lovely' man found dead in south Dublin apartment

He was a lovely man. He was always saying hiya, and you’d have a nice little conversation with him”

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Garda at the scene

Garda at the scene

Garda at the scene

Neighbours have paid tribute to an elderly man found dead in a south city apartment complex as gardai continue their investigation.

Gardai remain at the scene this afternoon where the body of the man, who was in his 70s, was discovered in a flat in Robinson’s Court off Cork Street in Dublin 8.

Gardai have taped off the area on the busy street as they await the arrival of the State Pathologist.

A group of shocked women standing at a bus stop across the road said the deceased was a nice, pleasant man.

“He was always there up at the deli getting his rolls ,” one said.

“He was a lovely. He was always saying hiya. And you’d have a nice little conversation with him, when ya seen him.”

“I last seen him Friday,” another added. “I just knew him to say hi. He’d never pass you by.

“I’m not too sure if he lived with anyone else.

"He kept himself to himself but I always seen him coming in and out. He was always on his own, I never seen him with anyone else. He wouldn’t have got into trouble with anybody,” she added.

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Gardaí had sealed off a small road leading into Robinson’s Court as well as the front of a property 50 metres further along Cork Street.

Gardaí had sealed off a small road leading into Robinson’s Court as well as the front of a property 50 metres further along Cork Street.

Gardaí had sealed off a small road leading into Robinson’s Court as well as the front of a property 50 metres further along Cork Street.

Another man who said he lived nearby, John Kelly (66), said he knew the victim to see.

“I didn't know his name but I knew him from being in the pub, having a drink. He kept to himself. He'd walk in and out and mind his own business.

“He was living on his own, as far as I know,” John added. “He was living here for a while, he was only a small man.

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“He’d always say good morning."

Mr Kelly added: “I heard about it on the news. I heard something about Cork Street. I heard a man had been killed so I walked down to have a look and when I was told who it was I realised that I knew him. I can't believe it.”

Gardai said they were investigating the discovery of a body of a male “in unexplained circumstances” on the morning of Thursday, 29th April, 2021, at a residence in Cork Street, Dublin 8.

"The body of the man, aged in his 70s, remains at the scene,” they said. “ The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified."

Gardaí had sealed off a small road leading into Robinson’s Court as well as the front of a property 50 metres further along Cork Street.


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