There are concerns about the large numbers struck off Dublin city council's housing waiting list.
More than 1 in 5 applicants have been removed, bringing the number eligible for social housing in the city to its lowest level in years.
6205 individuals and families have been taken off the list, meaning the numbers waiting to be housed is now under 20,000.
The vast majority, more than 5600, have lost their place because they failed to return a council form to say they were still in need of a home.
Others were removed because they were over the income limit to qualify, some have left Dublin, while others were housed by another local authority.
The council has to review its list every 3 years to ensure all those on it are still in need of social housing and says it wrote to all applicants several times and extended its response deadline.
However Councillor Nial Ring said it's not good enough: "What needs to be done is an urgent review, I'll be bringing this to the housing committee, that 1, we send out registered letters, and 2, that we have an appeals process. We really have to have that because it's black and white, you're off that list and you have no opportunity to get your time back so to speak."
He added: "It's stressful enough being on a housing list. I've seen cases where people have been 10 years on the list and then they have to start again. It suits government to have 6000 people struck off the list."