Junior Minister Jack Chambers has criticised 'appalling and unacceptable' behaviour in Dublin over the weekend.
A tent in a makeshift camp for homeless migrants, which has sprung up outside the International Protection Office in the city, was set on fire during a protest on Friday.
A Garda public order unit was called to the scene.
Minister Chambers told Newstalk Breakfast this is 'sinister intimidation.'
"The violence was deeply disturbing in the last number of days," he said.
"It represents sinister intimidation of really vulnerable people, and it's appalling and unacceptable.
"The State has provided accommodation for over 84,000 people who've arrived here; that compares to just over 8,000 people at the start of 2022.
"There's been a huge work conducted by many officials and public servants in actually providing accommodation... and 98 people that hadn't accommodation over the weekend have now been offered accommodation".
'People still arriving'
Minister Chambers more accommodation for asylum seekers is coming.
"We've a number of other accommodation offers coming on-stream over the next number of weeks," he said.
"The Government is doing all it can to provide additional accommodation.
"Working with agencies across the State, all efforts will be taken".
He said there are still more people arriving each week.
"Every week we have accommodation coming on-stream... but at the same time we have people still arriving.
"There's an unpredictability to the numbers that arrive on a daily or a weekly basis, and obviously that impacts our ability to accomodate everybody".
Asked if Gardaí will be taking a more proactive approach to anti-migrant protests, he said: "I trust their model of policing, which is about engaging and properly responding.
"But anyone who was involved in this serious intimidation, and also the burning of the materials on the street, that's completely unacceptable.
"They need to be addressed through the criminal process," he added.