Tenants living in overcrowded accommodation during the coronavirus pandemic believe the housing crisis is putting their health seriously at risk.
Some are living in three-bedroom houses with up to 15 people and will be unable to self-isolate should someone in the property contract Covid-19.
In Dublin city centre, a double bed is being rented to two strangers for €560 each, bringing in a total of €1,120 a month.
The two-bed apartment, which was advertised on Rent.ie, is being shared by five people. In the other room, a set of bunk beds and a single bed are crammed in.
A tenant living there, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was "impossible to follow HSE guidelines".
"If one person gets it (coronavirus), it means we will all have to get it as there is nowhere else for us to go and we are all living in such a small space."
Young students and migrant workers are particularly affected as many turn to overcrowded accommodation out of desperation as it is more affordable.
Diogo Barros (26), originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lives in another property in Dublin city centre.
He praised the Government for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, but said this needs to be a wake-up call about the health and safety issues surrounding the housing crisis.
"It's been really challenging, as the majority of us foreign students are living in small spaces with a huge amount of people," he told the Irish Independent. "So when you hear on the news about social distancing, it is really hard for us to do.
"The guy I'm sharing a room with still has to go out to work and there are five of us living in a two-bed property at the moment."
Diogo moved to Ireland five years ago, and while he loves living here, he finds the housing situation "unbelievable".
"I came here with a dream, with a goal, me giving up on this to move back home would be me wasting a lot of effort and time that I put in to be here," he added.
"When I first came here I was sharing a tiny apartment with six people. There was one bedroom and a bunk bed in the living room.
"And now, with the coronavirus, it is hard being stuck at home with a lot of people in a small space. All of my friends are living in overcrowded accommodation."
Bruna (27), also from Brazil, is sharing a three-bedroom house with seven people. She did not want her surname to be used. Some of her housemates are working long hours in supermarkets, while others have been temporarily laid off from their jobs in the hospitality industry.
"We are doing things like washing our hands and everything, but we still don't feel safe," she said.
The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), which regulates the private rental sector, said that everyone living in rental accommodation "must follow the Government and HSE guidelines on social distancing".
When asked about the issue of people living in overcrowded accommodation, a spokesperson said: "While there are minimum standards covering some aspects of private rented accommodation, it is important to note the regulations are silent on how many people should occupy the accommodation provided.
"During the Covid-19 emergency period, the RTB is asking all landlords, tenants and housemates to keep lines of communication open, discuss problems promptly and respect each other's positions if any issues arise within a tenancy."