New study into mortality of homeless people in Dublin


PODCAST:  The first time deaths of homeless have been captured in this way using a decade of data.

Guest Dr Jo-Hanna Ivers from Trinity College Dublin shares findings from a new landmark study into the numbers and causes of death among the homeless population of the capital. Between 2005 and 2015, it found 343 people died in the Dublin region. Shockingly, it also discovered that the average median age at death was 42 years old.

This important piece of research is the first of its kind. It was a collaborative effort across multiple agencies including Dublin hospices, the Health Service Executive, the Dublin City Coroner, the Institute of Population Health Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive.

‘Mortality amongst the homeless population in Dublin’ study can be found on

‘Five-year standardised mortality ratios in a cohort of homeless people in Dublin’ paper in the British Medical Journal