Body found in Cork as devastating month for homeless deaths continues
Very sad news from Cork.
A homeless man was found dead in Cork city centre on Thursday morning (30 July). Gardaí discovered the man's body at around 8am yesterday at Horgan's Quay, and confirmed that he had been "sleeping rough" in the area.
The man's death follows a devastating month on Ireland's streets, with several other people who have accessed homeless services also found dead in Cork and Dublin. Four homeless deaths were recorded in Dublin last week alone, and another man in his 20s was found dead in Drury Street car park.
Dublin city councillor and CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless Anthony Flynn said: "Another death on our streets, this time in Cork as a man passed away in a tent. We have never known so many deaths in a short space of time, deaths that haven't even warranted a response from government."
Flynn contends that the latest death in Cork is at least the seventh this week across the country. Only 18 July, a Lithuanian man named Arunus Butkas died at a Cork Simon shelter on Oliver Plunkett St.