Man (70s) dies after suffering ‘severe wounds’ in Dublin sheltered housing complex

Murder inquiry expected after body discovered in flat off Cork Street on Thursday

Gardaí in Dublin are expected to begin a murder inquiry after a man was found dead with severe wounds in the south inner city on Thursday.

The man, who is believed to be in his early 70s and is of Asian descent, was discovered by a care worker in his flat in Robinson Court.

The man had lived in the flat alone for the last several years. It is believed he was struck with a bladed implement.

There was extensive bloodstaining at the scene, sources said. A postmortem is to be carried out as part of the investigation, which is being led by officers from Kevin Street station.


The complex, which is just off Cork Street, provides sheltered accommodation for older people.

The Garda Technical Bureau was carrying out an examination of the flat on Thursday afternoon.

“The body of the man, aged in his 70s, remains at the scene. The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified,” a Garda spokesman said in a statement.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, particularly anyone who was in or passing by the area between 6pm on Wednesday and 11am on Thursday. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Robinson Court was the scene of two previous killings.

In 2016, Anthony Rogers, a 61-year-old wheelchair user was stabbed to death at his home in the complex.

In 2006, the body of Vincent Plunkett (80) was discovered in his flat in Robinson Court by a home help worker.

He had suffered severe knife injuries to his throat. A man was later charged with Mr Plunkett’s murder but died before standing trial.

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher is Crime and Security Correspondent of The Irish Times