The body of a woman in her early 30s has been found in emergency accommodation in Dublin city centre.
Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene in Gardiner Street at 1.30pm this afternoon.
The woman's body has been removed to the Dublin City Morgue for a post-mortem examination.
Gardaí said the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of their investigation.
Anthony Flynn, chief executive of Inner City Helping Homeless, said the woman had been accessing homelessness services for some time.
“We have been informed the gardaí were called to a homeless services unit in Dublin city centre where a young female had passed away,” he said.
My thoughts & prayers with the family of the women who passed away today in a homeless services facility.
It’s now time the Minister sticks to his word & initiates investigation into every death as previously promised. In any other sector this would be automatic. #DontForgetMe pic.twitter.com/KCJG9JbsgfAdvertisement
— Cllr. Anthony Flynn (@AnthonyICHH) January 21, 2021
“Obviously thoughts and prayers are with the family of the female that did pass away today.
“We understand that the individual was accessing homeless services for a number of months now, but in the same homeless service unit.
“This brings to three deaths that we are aware of since the beginning of the year,” Mr Flynn added.
“There’s been an increase in homeless service deaths right throughout the 2020 period.”