Tributes have been pouring in for a young woman from North Dublin who was found tragically dead in the city center last week.
Winnie Joyce of Coolock, who was in her 30s, was understood to be using homeless services when she tragically died in the James Street area last Wednesday.
Close friends paid tribute to Winnie and sources told Dublin Live that no foul play is suspected after her untimely death.
A friend said: “I can’t believe I am writing this state. RIP Winnie Joyce, I will remember all the good times we had. You are now with your brother and all your family. I hope you have the best bed in heaven. We meet again “.
Another added: “I’m devastated. Not long ago I was talking to Winnie. RIP, little sister.
Inner City Helping Homeless founder and councilor Anthony Flynn also conveyed his condolences to Winnie’s family.
He said: “A woman died this week, her name was Winnie.
“On average, ten people a month have died so far this year and more than 45 homeless people died in 2021.
“These are the sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of the people. We have not heard a word from the Taoiseach Micheal Martin or the Housing Minister, Darragh O’Brien.
The volunteer service group Feed Our Homeless was hard at work last night on the streets of Dublin once again issuing a plea to the public.
They said: “On the streets of Dublin, FOH outreach teams were briefed at our headquarters in Finglas before they left to carry out their night outreach service throughout the capital.
“We engage with those on our streets who may be experiencing homelessness and also speak to those who will sleep on the streets overnight.”
They added: “If you see or know of any homeless people on the streets tonight who may need support, please let us know.”
A Garda spokesperson told Dublin Live: “Gardaí is investigating the death of a woman, in her 30s, which occurred at a venue in the James Street area of Dublin 8 on 05/19”.
“The remains have been transferred to the morgue in the city of Dublin.”
He added: “No further information is available and consultations are ongoing.”