THE Government has been accused of ignoring the most vulnerable in society after another homeless man died on the city's streets today.
The man in his late 20s was found dead on lower Oliver Plunkett Street at lunchtime.
He is the fourth homeless person to die on the streets of Cork in the last four months.
A Garda spokesperson said that the body was discovered at around 1.30pm, following a report from a member of the public.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and the man was known to homeless services in the city.
Cork Penny Dinners coordinator Caitriona Twomey described the deaths of homeless people as a grave injustice.
She said the Government needs to realise that these are real people suffering.
“It is sad news,” Catriona said.
“There is a family hurting today. So many people are affected by this situation.”
The charity volunteer said she felt frustrated that more was not being done by Government to bolster support services, such as Penny Dinners and Cork Simon.