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Molesworth Street

'An insult': Jonathan Corrie plaque removed from doorway where he died

His family is upset by the move.

THE PLAQUE THAT was erected in memory of homeless man Jonathan Corrie has been removed.

Corrie died on Molesworth Street on 1 December last, just metres from the entrance to Leinster House.

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Here’s how the door looks today:

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Rose Naughton of campaign group Hope4Homeless told TheJournal.ie she believed the plaque had been taken down in early January.

She said Corrie’s children had been “pretty upset” by the move, adding that the memorial had been given to a family member.

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins, who has been working with Hope4Homeless on some of its initiatives, said whoever took down the plaque has “insulted the memory of Jonathan”.

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Corrie’s death led to an emergency summit on homelessness. It was chaired by Environment Minister Alan Kelly and attended by representatives from various interest groups, who agreed on new measures to combat the growing problem.

TheJournal.ie was unsuccessful in its attempts to contact the owners of the building.

With reporting by Daragh Brophy

Listen: In his own words: Jonathan Corrie on homelessness – and hoping for a chance

Background: A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died

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