Homeless woman found dead in hotel where she lived with children

Garda spokeswoman says death not treated as suspicious and that it was tragic incident

Dublin City Council  said a homeless woman with two children who has died  had been offered and had accepted permanent social housing in recent days. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Dublin City Council said a homeless woman with two children who has died had been offered and had accepted permanent social housing in recent days. File photograph: iStockPhoto

 

A homeless woman has been found dead in a hotel she was living in with her two children in Leixlip, Co Kildare.

The woman (26) who was from the south Dublin area, was found dead on Wednesday night.

A Garda spokeswoman said they are not treating her death as suspicious and that it was a tragic incident.

Permanent housing offer

Dublin City Council expressed their condolences and said she had been offered and had accepted permanent social housing in recent days.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) said it was aware of the death and offered its condolences to the family and friends of the woman “at this very difficult time”.

“It is particularly poignant in light of the fact that the woman had been offered and had accepted a social house from South Dublin County Council,” a DRHE spokesman said.

DRHE said Leixlip House, where the woman was found dead, is not leased by the DRHE but there is a contract with the facility to provide emergency accommodation to homeless families.