Sinn Féin's piling pressure on the Coalition to take action on the housing and homeless crisis.
The party has tabled a debate in the Dáil for next week where it will call for some form of rent control and an increase in the rent allowance.
Spokesperson Dessie Ellis has said this is a scandal that the Government needs to take action on.
“There are a 130,000 people on the housing waiting list applicants, there is nearly 5,000 people homeless and there is almost 3,500 children across the country sleeping in accommodation and hotels and B&B’s,” Mr Ellis said.
“It’s an absolute scandal and it is one this Government have to address.”