The Taoiseach says housing remains the Government’s number one priority.
Micheál Martin was speaking on his way into Cabinet, where senior ministers will be updated on proposals to curb the influence of property investment funds in Ireland.
The Housing and Finance Ministers have been working on changes to planning and tax laws to stop investment funds buying up new housing estates.
However, the plans aren't expected to be finalised until later this week.
Recent weeks have seen growing public anger and frustration over large numbers of homes in some estates being bought up by investment funds.
Opposition parties have called for an end to tax breaks for such funds, as well as for an overhaul of the country's planning laws to address such issues.
On his way into Cabinet, the Taoiseach said housing is the Government's key focus.
He said: "In terms of the housing situation, be in no doubt that Government regards the housing issue as its number one priority.
"We will be doing everything we possibly can to provide housing for people - and we have to get the supply up."
The Dáil is set to debate a Sinn Féin motion on institutional property investors later today.