There's growing momentum for the government to call a referendum on the right to housing.
People Before Profit have introduced a bill to the Dáil calling for a referendum to insert a right to a home into the constitution.
A number of Fianna Fáil senators have also called for such a vote.
Wexford Senator Malcolm Byrne wants it to start a move away from a reliance on the private market for housing:
"Housing is a core Fianna Fáil value and we have not favoured - and don't favour as a party a very market lead approach which has perhaps been followed up to date."
"This is about Fianna Fáil reasserting our core values around housing - we would also differentiate ourselves from some of those who claim to be on the left in Irish politics because we support the aspiration towards homeownership"