The Taoiseach has claimed that housing is the most urgent social issue currently facing the country.

Micheál Martin was speaking as he officially opened a new housing estate in Navan this afternoon.

Gort Fionnbarra in Gainsfield off the Commons Road on the outskirts of the town will provide a total of 109 new homes when completed.

The project has been delivered by the approved housing body Tuath Housing, in partnership with Meath County Council.