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8,699 People Were Homeless In June According To Latest Figures

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

4:20 PM - 31 Jul 2020



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.

It's the fifth month in a row where a fall has been recorded.

Last month, there were 2,653 homeless children recorded across the country.

Meanwhile, 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.

CEO of Dublin Simon Community, Sam McGuinness says it's been a devastating period:

"That is really sad, you could only offer condolences to the families and friends of those people.

People who are on the streets and people who are homeless there is an awful lot of mental health issues. We really need health and mental health supports"



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