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Gardai investigating after two women found dead at homeless centre


A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai are investigating the deaths of two women within hours of each other at the same hostel for homeless women in Dublin earlier today.

Gardai this evening confirmed they are investigating the death of a 34-year-old woman whose body was discovered at the Abigail Women’s Centre on Kildonan Road in Finglas at around 6am this morning.

Then at 10:30am, the body of another women, (21) was also discovered at the centre that caters to homeless women.

Gardai said the Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and a file will be prepared for the coroner’s court in both cases.

Meanwhile, north inner city councillor and homeless campaigner Anthony Flynn called the tragic death of the two women in the same homeless housing facility "absolutely shocking".

"This is horrific. It's tragic and it's not something that we should be accepting," he told Independent.ie this evening.

"The concern is there are two individuals who died in a 24 hour period in the same unit. I've called for an immediate investigation into the deaths and what supports were in place for them," he said.

Meanwhile, the DRHE issued a statement tonight expressing its condolences over the women's deaths.

"The HSE are currently supporting both staff and residents of the facility," the statement read.

“On behalf of the four Dublin local authorities, we would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of the two women.”

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