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Man aged in his 50s dies of suspected drug overdose

The Ana-Liffey Drug Project says it sees a rise in overdoses at this time of the year.

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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a man in Tallaght on Sunday.

The man, aged in his 50s, was discovered in the morning.

It’s believed he died as a result of a drug overdose.

Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin, said, “Overdose is a constant presence – on average, about one person per day dies of overdose in Ireland – and Christmas and New Year are, understandably, an emotional time for many of our clients.

“We typically see an increase in both fatal and non-fatal overdoses during this period.”

Gardaí say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

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