Calls for investigation as man lay dead for up to 5 weeks

Age Action says cutbacks to the supervision of older people in sheltered accommodation are putting more lives at risk

The warning comes following the death of a man in council accommodation in Dublin.

The body of a 62-year-old father of two Brian Corr was found 5 weeks after his death in council accommodation in Beggars Bush Court in Ballsbridge.

Dublin City Council is coming under pressure to investigate how he lay undiscovered for so long.

Age Action Spokesperson Gerard Scully says he believes that liaison officers, or wardens, who are suppose to check the homes, have been scaled back because of budget cuts.

"We in Age Action understand that there are cutbacks in this area and some of the liaison officers are quite stretched in their work" he said.

"But really it's a tragic end to a life that somebody can be in their home for 5 weeks, dead, without being discovered" he added.