The Taoiseach has expressed confidence in Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien.
It comes at the end of a week of intense pressure on the Government in relation to housing.
This week’s decision to lift the ban on evictions at the end of the month leading to criticism from almost every opposition party and many homelessness charities
Sinn Féin TD Darren O’Rourke saying many people now facing eviction don’t know what they’re going to do:
"A government taking a decision, consciously, that they know will increase the number of people who are homeless."
"...and they've no answer to where people will go in the months ahead."
But the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the decision, saying he believes it’s the right one
"One that isn't popular, is hard to defend and certainly isn't going to gain any votes for the Government parties."
"So why would we do it, except for the fact we think it's the right thing to do, in the medium to long term?"
Leo Varadkar and Minister Paschal Donohoe have both also affirmed confidence in the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien, saying responsibility for fixing the crisis doesn’t fall on any one person