The body of a man has been discovered in Dublin city centre.
It was made by emergency services at around 7.00am on Tuesday morning outside the Civic Offices on Wood Quay.
The body has been removed to Dublin City Morgue and a post mortem will be carried out.
Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) says the man was apparently sleeping rough.
The news was first reported by Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Mid-West Eoin Ó Broin on Twitter.
Another tragedy on Dublin’s streets. A young man has been found dead this morning outside the Dublin Civic Offices. It appears he was sleeping rough. pic.twitter.com/2Z5kwQJwYx
— Eoin Ó Broin (@EOBroin) March 10, 2020
Brian McLoughlin of ICHH said: "On behalf of everyone in ICHH we want to offer our deepest sympathies to the man, his family and friends.
"Deaths on our streets are becoming too frequent and we cannot become immune to deaths of homeless people who need safe and secure accommodation with proper wrap around supports.
"These deaths cannot be allowed be become normalised, every human life counts.
"Many people living on the streets also develop underlying health issues so we have grave concerns for adults and children that are homeless as the COVID-19 virus takes a grip of the country.
"Many emergency accommodation units have high numbers of people sharing one room and in family emergency accommodation there are shared cooking and cleaning facilities which is hugely concerning.
"We need to see any newly-formed government to treat homelessness as the national emergency that it is and we need Eoghan Murphy and the DRHE to share plans to keep homeless people safe at all times."