Third person passes away following deaths earlier this week in Offaly hostel

A man in his early twenties who was in a critical condition at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore has died.

Two women died earlier this week, including 19-year-old Amy Mannix from Lixnaw, after they were found at a hostel in Tullamore, County Offaly.

A fourth person – a man in his early thirties – who had been receiving medical attention at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, has been released from medical care.

Gardaí in Tullamore investigating the unexplained deaths have carried out searches at locations in Tullamore and Portarlington, Co. Laois.

A garda investigation is underway.

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Addtional version 

Searches were carried out in the midlands this morning, after a third person died in a suspected drugs tragedy.  

Four people were taken to hospital on Sunday and Monday, after being found unwell at a homeless hostel in Tullamore.  

Two women died earlier this week, and a man in his 20s died yesterday afternoon.

One of those who died was 19-year-old Amy Mannix who’s from North Kerry.

Her funeral took place yesterday.  

Their deaths are believed to be related to drugs bought online, and Tullamore councillor Tony McCormack says the area’s in shock.