Statement on deaths of five homeless people

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive would like to offer its sympathies to the families of the five homeless people who have tragically passed away in the last week in homeless services and hospice care.

We are very aware of the pain caused by the death of a loved one.

Five deaths in a week is an unprecedentedly high number, and is obviously a cause for concern.

In all of these cases support was being offered by our homeless services, but unfortunately homelessness is often complicated by medical or social factors. 

Regrettably, even with the highest level of support, five people have lost their lives.

The DRHE would also like to offer its support to the staff working in homeless services who knew and worked closely with the five people concerned.