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Tragic Jonathan Corrie's children were searching for him for 'two years'

THE FAMILY of tragic homeless man Jonathan Corrie have revealed that they were searching for him for two years.

In a statement released, his daughter Natasha (14) criticised politicians for "letting him suffer and die".

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Jonathan Corrie

Jonathan Corrie

Jonathan Corrie

Mr Corrie (43) was found dead on the streets on Monday - just a short distance from Dail Eireann in Dublin city centre.

Speaking to the Irish Daily Mirror, his family - Natasha, his son Nathan (16), his stepson Anthony and his former parter Catherine - spoke of their devastation at his loss.

“Nobody should be allowed to be treated like that and nobody should be ignored. My daddy was human too," Natasha said.

The two teenagers revealed that they used to travel up and down to Dublin from their home in Kilkenny in an attempt to locate him after they lost saw him two years ago.

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Jonathan Corrie and his former partner Catherine McNeill. Inset: Jonathan Corrie and his son Nathan McNeill Corrie

Jonathan Corrie and his former partner Catherine McNeill. Inset: Jonathan Corrie and his son Nathan McNeill Corrie

Jonathan Corrie and his former partner Catherine McNeill. Inset: Jonathan Corrie and his son Nathan McNeill Corrie

“We had been looking for him for two years," Natasha said.

"We would ask people on the streets and they would say things like, ‘He was here two minutes ago’.”

When Mr Corrie, who was a drug addict, was discovered dead on Monday, he had a wallet on him that contained photographs of Natasha and Nathan.

In a statement released to the Irish Mirror last night the family said: "We had good times with him. When I needed anything he would always try his best to be there for me and my brother.

“My dad was a lovely, caring man but he had a cruel life.

“I always wanted him to stay with me when he was leaving to go back up to Dublin but he never could."


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