A Green Party representative for Dingle says the town needs to be made a rent pressure zone.
Dr Peadar Ó Fionnáin says there is a supply of houses in the area, however, decision makers are allowing the free market to decide who gets these homes.
He was reacting to an ad online where €10,000 was required upfront to secure a rental property in the area.
Mr Ó Fionnáin believes the housing crisis in Dingle is having a societal impact, with an aging population and young people leaving.
He says the ruling classes are not interested in fixing the problem and that it's killing the town.