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Homeless woman (26) found dead in Kildare hotel

The woman was found dead last night at the Leixlip House, in Captain’s Hill, Leixlip.

A HOMELESS WOMAN has been found dead in a hotel she was staying at in Leixlip, Co Kildare.

The woman – aged in her 20s – was found dead last night at the Leixlip House, in Captain’s Hill, Leixlip.

Gardaí are treating the death as a personal tragedy.

The woman is believed to have been from the Dublin area.

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive – which manages homelessness services across the four Dublin local authorities – expressed its condolences with the woman’s family.

“The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) is aware of this tragic death and offer their condolences to the family and friends of the woman at this very difficult time,” a spokesperson said.

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.

The Leixlip House hotel is not leased by the DRHE but there is a contract in place for it to provide emergency accommodation to homeless families.

If you need to talk, contact:

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  • Childline 1800 666666 (for under 18s)

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