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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Eoghan Murphy

This month
January 2023
# Paschal Donohoe
Businessman who paid for Paschal Donohoe postering work is Land Development Agency board member
Michael Stone was appointed to the position by then Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
All time
# litmus test
Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South
Questions could be asked as to whether O’Callaghan is the right man for the job if the party performs poorly.
# By-election
Fine Gael councillor seeks nomination to try to retain Eoghan Murphy's Dublin Bay South Dáil seat
Green Party councillor Claire Byrne has also formally announced her candidacy.
# Showtime
Dublin Bay South by-election: The runners and riders in 'Ireland's most affluent constituency'
Eoghan Murphy has resigned his seat, throwing the cat amongst the pigeons.
# Fine Gael
Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South
Murphy held the role of Housing Minister for three years.
# vaccine side deals
Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.
# Interview
Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.
# lifting level 5
'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy
Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.
# Homeless
Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.
# co living
'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says
The Minister for Housing said co-living developments would “play an important role in catering for the diverse needs of the overall population”.
# Eoghan Murphy
Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister
Murphy said new legislation would not be needed for the extension.
# Older People
Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.
# Homelessness
Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister
Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.
# Eoghan Murphy
More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister
Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.
# precaution
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy self-isolating after returning from visiting family abroad
A spokesperson for the minister said he’s maintaining a full work schedule while self-isolating.
# Renting
Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister
Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.
# NO MORE
No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.
# Homelessness
Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.
# microplastic pollution
Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland
Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.
# Dublin Bay South
Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell
Murphy failed to meet the quota, but was elected at the expense of his colleague Kate O’Connell.
# Returned
Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing
Murphy polled in third place in Dublin Bay South.
# Homelessness
Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people
The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.
# rebuilding ireland
'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week
The difference in repayments over the lifetime of the mortgage would mean first-time buyers would pay thousands more.
Voices
Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue
There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen
# ge2020
Voter.ie to come back online soon after being down for over 18 hours
It’s not known why the site is down, or for how long it will be down for.
# ge2020
Minister Eoghan Murphy urges the public to ensure they are registered to vote before 22 January
The final date for registration ahead of the election is 22 January.
# homeless crisis
'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.
# Finally
Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.
# Housing Crisis
Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.
# Voting reform
Biggest electoral registration shakeup 'in a century' will see PPS numbers used to verify voter identity
The government says that this is the biggest change to electoral registration since 1918.
# argy bargy
Row erupts at Fine Gael parliamentary meeting over TD's criticism of Eoghan Murphy
Bernard Durkan raised the matter of being able to discuss or criticise party policy at tonight’s meeting.
# ge 2020
Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.
# rebuilding ireland
FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?
Last night, Eoghan Murphy narrowly survived a confidence motion in the Dáil.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.
# Eoghan Murphy
The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time
There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.
# No Confidence
'He's had his time': Here's what the Dáil's new TDs have to say about Eoghan Murphy
Two will vote no confidence in the minister while the two new Fianna Fáil TDs will abstain.
# rebuilding ireland
Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.
# Housing
Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy
The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.
# No Confidence
Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.