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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Alan Kelly

All time
# cold comfort
Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good
The government’s rent-control measures were announced last week.
# Alan Kelly
Have only 20 council houses been built this year?
The Anti-Austerity Alliance has cited Department of Environment figures which make for shocking reading. But what’s the truth?
# Housing Crisis
'I hope it works': Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis
The government has announced a new package of measures it hopes will tackle the long-running housing crisis.
# Man in the Middle
Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year
The Cork native was recognised by players, managers and the media.
# same hymn sheet
These two men have been talking up the new plan on rents and housing supply
Full details of the plan agreed between the Finance and Environment ministers will be unveiled next Tuesday.
# funeral embargo
Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.
# Rent certainty
Alan 'Jose Mourinho' Kelly's big idea to solve the rent crisis is dead
Labour admits it’s unlikely that rent certainty will form part of the government’s plans.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever had to move because of high rents?
Or were you able to weather it out?
# Rent certainty
Alan Kelly's big idea to solve the rental crisis could be dead in the water
It comes as a new poll finds strong support for the minister’s rent certainty proposal.
# 25 years
The government has approved Irish Water's plan for the next 25 years
The Strategic Plan for Water Services in Ireland has been approved by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.
# Rent row
Alan Kelly goes all third person and lashes 'anonymous cowards'
The Environment Minister has been the subject of much criticism in recent days.
# Prefabs
The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas
But where will they be put?
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
An arrest on an Aer Lingus flight, talks on the rail strike and a €60,000 payment to the parents of a Roma child… all in the news fix.
# Cabinet friends
No rift: Noonan and Kelly say they get on grand
The two ministers insist there is no rift between them over proposals for rent certainty.
# Nosebleed
Irish rents have scored a new record - and it's not a good one
Prices have topped the peaks of even the Celtic Tiger property bubble.
# mad as hell
"They've taken on the wrong group" - 3,000 people attend meeting to combat rural crime
The meeting of Save Our Local Community in Thurles last night was attended by rural-dwellers from across the country.
# Longboat Quay
Longboat Quay owners have threatened to take legal action
Residents and owners feel that the DDDA should cover the cost of works required at the building.
# vote early vote often
This is the new ballot paper you'll be using at the next election
The government has agreed to a redesign in order to make the papers more user-friendly.
# Labour Party
Mairia Cahill has joined Labour and is set to run for the Seanad
The Belfast woman has been nominated for the position by Joan Burton and Alan Kelly.
# smoky coal
The ban that stopped scenes like this is going nationwide
Smoky coal is being banned across the country from the end of 2018.
# drug hostels
Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again
The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.
# on the streets
Peter McVerry says hostels are such a disgrace he's been advising people to sleep rough
He said he believes the government is looking for a cheap way out of the homeless crisis.
# Bomb Squad
"A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package
The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.
# After Joan
Labour's next leader, from most to least likely
Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
# Hoax
Bomb squad called after suspicious package delivered to Alan Kelly’s office
The Environment Minister said it was a “highly deplorable incident”.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
The homeless crisis, Kevin McGuigan’s murder and suicides linked to the Ashley Madison hack had people talking.
# kevin mcguigan
Sinn Féin hits back at 'cynical and wholly self-serving' attacks
Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams are coming in for criticism this morning.
# Homelessness
Alan Kelly: I'm doing a good job, Barry Cowen: No you're not
The Environment Minister has sought to regain the initiative this morning.
# custom house
Claims of rise in people sleeping rough on grounds of Alan Kelly's department
Homeless group chaired by Christy Burke claims rise in numbers – but the Department is taking issue with the figures.
# Not rent controls
It looks like the government will give you some rent certainty this autumn
Legislative proposals on rent reform will come before cabinet in the coming weeks.
# Leave It Grant
'Every time Alan Kelly picks up the phone to a journalist, the Irish Water policy changes'
The government – and particularly Alan Kelly – are getting hammered over the latest controversy.
# Leave It Grant
"Another U-turn?": People aren't too happy with the government's latest mooted Irish Water plan
It’s reported the €100 conservation grant will only be available to people who can prove they paid their bills.
# crisis
The Irish economy is meant to be recovering but July saw homeless families reach record levels
In 2012, an average of 8 families were becoming homeless in Dublin each month. Now it’s 70 families.
# Irish Water
Irish Water issues boil water notice in Co Galway after discovery of E. coli
The warning affects 1,334 houses in Ballygar.
# Homelessness
Alan Kelly is under big pressure to come back from his 'holidays'
The Environment Minister is “not around” but continues to be contactable “at all times”, the department said.
# Nenagh
'Irish Water is dead': Hundreds turn out for protest in Alan Kelly's hometown
“The minister needs to go back to the drawing board.”
# Irish Water
Could water charges cost the government over €70 million this year?
That’s what Fianna Fáil says, but Alan Kelly’s department doesn’t agree.
# the full decision
What's Eurostat's problem with Irish Water? ... How long have you got?
The full decision from Eurostat has been revealed. Irish Water looks to be a “heavily subsidised public monopoly” the agency says.
# y'all aint ready
Dublin is 'completely unprepared' for another boom, apparently...
The government has hit back at Fianna Fáil’s criticism over ‘lack of investment’.
# Behind The Scenes
Man in the middle: a day in the life of Irish MLS referee Alan Kelly
The42.ie gets exclusive access and goes behind the scenes to see how the Irish official prepares for a high-profile MLS fixture.