The demand for housing in Dublin is causing spiralling rents and a record number of homeless.
We take a look back to 1969 with a report on one young couple, Martin and Rose Sherlock, and their struggle to find a home.
Having recently been evicted from a house in which they were squatting for two years, the future is bleak for the Sherlocks.
Having just given birth, Rose is unsure about whether she has a place to live when she leaves hospital as she comments "I am only a squatter".
John O'Donoghue reports for 'Seven Days' on 25 November, 1969.