Comments made by Leo Varadkar about the homeless crisis have been criticised from homelessness campaigners.
Answering questions at yesterday's Fine Gael conference in Cavan, the Taoiseach said the Government's housing plan was working and Ireland had a 'low rate of homelessness by international standards'.
Niamh Randall, spokesperson for the Simon Communities of Ireland, responded by highlighting that official emergency accommodation figures do not encompass other people without a home.
She added: "We need to challenge the notion that any level of homelessness is acceptable."
Anthony Flynn CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless, meanwhile, claims it's a 'Walter Mitty' style remark that doesn't reflect the real situation on the ground.
He observed: "The comments that have been made are very saddening and worrying.
"It's a very, very serious situation, so these kind of comments are not very helpful."