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Jonathan Corrie's family slept out last night on the spot where he died

The homeless man was found dead just yards from Leinster House at the start of this month.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

THE FAMILY OF a homeless man who was found dead in Dublin city at the start of this month slept out on the street at the spot where he died overnight.

Jonathan Corrie’s body was discovered just yards from Leinster House at a spot where he often slept rough. His death sparked an outcry for the government to take substantial steps towards tackling the homelessness problem and pushed Minsiter Alan Kelly to gather a forum and develop a strategy for both the short and long-term.

He has promised that every person in Dublin city who wants a bed this Christmas will have one.

Last night, to pay tribute to Jonathan and further raise awareness of the homeless crisis, the man’s two children and their mother spent the night at the spot where he died on Molesworth Street.

14-year-old Natasha, 16-year-old Nathan and their mother Catherine Mc Neill were joined by about 40 people last night, including a number of homeless people. The Hope4Hopeless group, which organised the sleepout, shared a number of images over the night as supporters braved the cold to bring attention to the issue.

Cast members from teh popular RTÉ series Love/Hate also joined the man’s family.

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The group also shared the story of a man and his three-year-old son who it said had nowhere to sleep tonight, later telling followers on Facebook they had managed to find them a place.

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