Mr Martin said he would aim to solve the issue locally, at the South Infirmary, should he be elected to lead the country.
"That’s the kind of thing I want to end with practical, pragmatic, early solutions that we can deliver on the South Infirmary campus early on,” he added.
Deputy Martin claims a Fianna Fáil-led Government would achieve real progress on housing and reducing the cost of living.
“These are issues that we are picking up continuously on the doorsteps.
“In terms of housing, young people feel that they’ve no prospect of buying a house. The rents are too high. We will have comprehensive proposals in that regard."