Family of Timothy Hourihane appeal for privacy at their homes and at the funeral 4 weeks ago

Family of Timothy Hourihane appeal for privacy at their homes and at the funeral

Anyone with information on his death is urged to come forward.

The family of the late Timothy Hourihane are asking for their privacy be respected and that they be given space to grieve their loss.

The family also appealed to the public for anyone with information on the death of Timothy to come forward to An Garda Síochána.

Timothy was found in an unconscious state by members of Cork Fire Brigade over the weekend.

Other homeless people raised the alarm after a tent went on fire at Mardyke Walk near University College Cork in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He had sustained serious injuries from an assault and was transferred to Cork University Hospital, where he died.

Fianna Fáil TD Spokesperson on Justice Jim O’ Callaghan said the murder of Hourihane is a stark and tragic reminder of the dangers facing those failed by Government in the current housing emergency.

“The failure of the government to resolve the homeless crisis is now a threat to people’s safety.Timmy Hourihane is the second homeless man to have been brutally killed in recent months," he said.

“His death and the death last June in Dublin of Peter Donnelly reveal the danger faced by homeless people on the streets.”