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Freezing streets Two homeless men found dead in Dublin after sub zero conditions





Gardai are investigating the tragic deaths of two homeless men, whose bodies were separately discovered in Dublin city centre. 

Officers confirmed that they are investigating all the circumstances following the discovery of a body of a male in his 40s on Leinster Lane in the early hours of Wednesday.

His body has since been removed to the city morgue where a post-mortem is due to take place.

Gardaí are also investigating the discovery of a second body of a male in his 40s on Longford Street also in the early hours of this morning, just moments from Government buildings.

He has since been removed to the city morgue where a post-mortem is due to take place.

It is understood that the deaths are not connected and that the circumstances surrounding both cases are not being treated as suspicious.

Temperatures in the city fell below zero last night and will plummet again to -3 degrees before the weekend.

Speaking in the Dáil this morning, the Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald offered her condolences to the family of one of the men.

“We are hearing very distressing news of the death of a man who lived in a tent close to the Dáil this morning,” she said.

“Can I just express my condolences to his family and his friends?

“It is almost six years to the day since the death of Jonathan Corrie so I just wanted to acknowledge the passing of this man and to say that the scandal of street homelessness and rough sleeping needs to be dealt with and it needs to happen soon.”

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