It's emerged a homeless man had died sleeping rough in Bray at the weekend.
Gardai have confirmed that the body of the man in his 40s was discovered at Boghall Road early Saturday morning.
It's the 4th death of a homeless person in recent weeks.
Speaking in the Dail, the Tanaiste Francis Fitzgerald said "the thoughts and sympathy of this house go out to this person and their family".
"To take the key point about providing housing to people in this country, clearly that is what this government wants to do. That is why the budget for homelessness has doubled and rightly so", she told the Dail.