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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dublin City Councillor and homeless campaigner Anthony Flynn found dead

Dublin City Councillor and founder of the Inner City Helping Homeless Organisation Anthony Flynn has been found dead.

The 34-year-old established the organisation and was an important media contributor on the issue of homelessness.

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He was found dead yesterday afternoon at a property located in East Wall, Dublin.

Gardaí have stated that they will be investigating all circumstances around the Independent Councillor’s death, however, his death is not being treated as suspicious.

It was reported by the Independent that Flynn died in a suspected suicide and was being investigated by gardaí over an alleged sexual assault.

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Although gardaí made him aware of the allegation, he was not arrested nor formally questioned.

Dublin City Council paid tribute to Flynn’s death while stating, “The Lord Mayor, Alison Gilliland, on behalf of Dublin City Council, extends her deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time,”.

His death was described as a “tragic loss” by the Chair of Inner City Helping Homeless David Hall.

Hall said that the news of Flynn’s death was heartbreaking and a source of deep shock.

He added that Flynn was a person who cared about the plight of homelessness and had fought to give them a voice and a home.

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