A local TD says she is very 'worried' but not 'surprised' by hikes in rents across Cavan and Monaghan.
As rents across the country have reached record levels with Cavan and Monaghan seeing hikes of 21% and 15% respectvely.
Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan Pauline Tully says over the past numbers of years the housing crisis has worsened.
Sinn Féin are bringing a motion to the Dail this evening which declares a housing emergency in the state.
Deputy Tully has urged all TDs to back the party's motion.
She says the motion is highlight how the housing crisis is devastating people's lives.
Deputy Tully says Across Cavan-Monaghan, the housing crisis is having a real impact on people's lives and rents in the constituency are sky high.
The Sinn Féin TD says she feels sorry for people who do not qualify for social housing but cant afford to get on the property ladder.