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Homeless charity warns that more rough sleepers may die in Dublin

A homeless charity has warned there will be further deaths of rough sleepers on the streets of Dublin over Christmas if the Government does not intervene. Chief executive of Dublin-based charity Inner City Helping Homeless, Anthony Flynn, criticised the Government’s response to the homelessness crisis, saying Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien needed to take responsibility for rough sleepers dying on his watch. The bodies of two men, both aged in their 40s, were found on the streets in Dublin city centre in November. They were discovered within hours of one another. One of the men was found in a tent on Leinster Lane off Nassau Street, while the other man was discovered dead at a house on Longford Street off Aungier Street. He was living in long-term sheltered accommodation.

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