8,699 people are now homeless across Ireland, according to the latest government figures.
The Department of Housing says this marks a drop of 177 on the numbers accessing emergency accommodation in May.
Last month, there were 2,653 homeless children recorded across the country.
3,033 people exited homelessness during the first half of the year, which is 7 per cent more than the same time in 2019.
Meanwhile, the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive is aware of 6 deaths over the past week or so, while another homeless man was found dead in Cork city yesterday.