'He was a lovely guy, very mannerly and respectful'

Homeless man found dead beside bench in Dublin he had slept on for over two months

Homeless man found dead beside bench in Dublin he had slept on for over two months

Homeless man found dead beside bench in Dublin he had slept on for over two months

Homeless man found dead beside bench in Dublin he had slept on for over two months

Homeless man found dead beside bench in Dublin he had slept on for over two months
Homeless man found dead beside bench in Dublin he had slept on for over two months
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A homeless man was found dead close to Leeson Street bridge in Dublin beside a bench where he had been sleeping for at least two months.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, had been receiving supplies and sanitation packs from the Feed Our Homeless charity.

Gardaí cordoned off the area and removed the body of the man to a nearby city mortuary. It is believed the man died from ill-health.

CEO Tony Walsh told the Irish Mirror: “He slept on the bench and underneath it as well.

Gardai cordoned off the scene where a homeless man was found dead in Dublin
Feed Our Homeless CEO Tony Walsh at the scene where a homeless man passed away in Dublin

“He wouldn’t go into the hostels because he didn’t feel safe and he felt safer sleeping out in the open. 

“He was in bad health and his health wouldn’t have been the best because he slept on the canal there every single night.

“We would have engaged with him every night and we would have given him hot drinks, sandwiches, toiletries.”

“He had mental health issues but he was a lovely guy, very mannerly and respectful towards the Feed Our Homeless outreach team and it’s a real shame.

“I want to sympathise with his family and offer our condolences.”

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