Gardaí are investigating the deaths of two homeless men whose bodies were found in a hostel in Waterford city yesterday evening.

It's understood that the emergency services were called to the hostel, McGwire House, on Bath Street in Waterford at about 4.45pm.

They found a man, aged in his early 40s, who was unresponsive and subsequently pronounced dead.

While at the scene, they found another man, also aged in his 40s, in a bed and he was also pronounced dead.

Both bodies have been removed from the scene and post-mortems will be conducted.

Gardaí said that the results of the post-mortems will determine the course of their investigations.

It is believed there was no foul play in either death.

McGwire House is a 32-unit emergency accommodation hostel for adult males and is run by the St Vincent de Paul charity.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that two homeless men have "sadly lost their lives" and described what happened as "very tragic and sad".

The spokesperson confirmed that the relevant authorities have been notified.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased, families and friends. May they rest in peace."