Man's body found in Dublin's St Stephen's Green Park

The man in his 30s was believed to be sleeping rough

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People enjoying the sunshine at St Stephen's Green Park in Dublin in 2011 | Image:

Gardaí have confirmed a man's body was found in a park in Dublin earlier in the week.

The man aged in his 30s was believed to be sleeping rough.

He was discovered in St Stephen's Green Park just off Grafton Street on Monday morning.

Gardaí say his death is not being treated as suspicious, and they are preparing a report on the matter for the Coroners Court.

Pat Doyle is the CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust, who work with the homeless.

He says it is a very sad case and another reason why Dublin cannot deal with any more hostel closures for rough sleepers.