Tenants are being urged to pressure their landlords to make sure buildings meet fire safety standards.
It follows reports seven apartment blocks in the city have been put on notice by Dublin Fire Brigade.
Fire enforcement notices are issued when officers have serious concerns about the safety risk of a building.
They can range from not having smoke detectors installed to needing to carry out complex structural repairs.
Previous high profile cases have included Priory Hall, Longboat Quay and Beacon South Quarter.
Ross McCobb from the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association says residents can be nervous about approaching landlords.
"Unfortunately many of them are reluctant to talk to their landlords given the pressure and demand for rental accommodation in Dublin, but they really need to get on to their management companies and ensure the fire safety standards are being complied with. And if they're not satisfied or they're not getting any answers, they should contact their local fire authority for assistance."
Experts have repeatedly warned the problem of unsafe buildings could be widespread because of lax regulation during the boom years.
It follows last week's inferno at Grenfell Tower in London, when a fire ripped through a 24 storey building in a matter of minutes.