“We are putting people into inhumane conditions at the most vulnerable time of their life”.

A young homeless woman has died in Dublin at a hostel in the city centre that provides 24 hour emergency accommodation, yesterday evening.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the woman.

Inner City Helping Homeless CEO Anthony Flynn said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased woman and her family this morning and the hostel staff that were present last night.

“We are putting people into inhumane conditions at the most vulnerable time of their life. “

He added: “People deserve dignity and stability, but the current system, in spite of staff trying their best in difficult circumstances, is simply unfit for purpose.

“We cannot continue to compound people’s suffering at the most vulnerable time in their life.”

Gardai say they are treating the death as a personal tragedy.