A homelessness charity is calling for the Government to match their promises with action after figures showed 1,500 children are living in emergency accommodation.
The latest figures show that the number of families using emergency accommodation is up by 76% compared to the start of the year.
The numbers from the Department of the Environment indicate that 707 families are in emergency accommodation, including nearly 1,500 children.
In total, there are 3,372 adults staying in emergency accommodation according to the figures.
National spokesperson for the Simon Communities Niamh Randall said immediate action was needed to tackle this crisis.
She said: "The numbers released this weekend are really devastating. We're talking about 707 families - 1,500 children - trapped (in emergency accommodation) with no option of a home any time soon. It isn’t good enough.
"We are asking Enda Kenny to match the rhetoric with action (and) take the measures necessary to address this homelessness and housing crisis to ensure these people have a home for good."