A young woman who took her own life in Dublin last week died by suicide as a result of homelessness, according to the Inner City Helping Homeless group.
According to the charity, the young woman, who was in her early 20’s, was found last week, and it is now asking if current services are able to cope.
They’re calling on the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive to release figures on the number of people who’ve died while known to homeless services.
Anthony Flynn is Chief Executive of Inner City Helping Homeless, he says it's a figure that hasn't been reported.
"There is no indication of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive reporting that figure at all. We're asking how many people died since last September".
The charity is also calling on the DRHE to answer questions about the number of families and children in emergency accommodation.
Anthony says there’s a discrepancy between the figures given to the Dail’s Housing committee and charities like themselves.
"400 is a big, big difference in figures. There's definitely no way 400 children moved out of emergency accommodation within that time frame. And if they're to continue to move children out of homeless within that timeframe and with those kind of figures, we'd all be happy. But the fact of the matter is, they'd be making a song and dance about it."
The news comes as reports today showed that nearly 700 people were discharged from hospital into homelessness in the past year.