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#Eoghan Murphy

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
# Interview
# Interview

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 22,867 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy

Nov 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 43,985 Views 54 Comments

Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
# Homeless
# Homeless

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Jun 4th 2020, 8:48 PM 9,247 Views 36 Comments

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says
# Co Living
# Co Living

'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says

May 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,577 Views 26 Comments

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 - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister

May 2nd 2020, 2:59 PM 34,868 Views 35 Comments

Murphy said new legislation would not be needed for the extension.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
# Older People
# Older People

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance

Apr 7th 2020, 4:49 PM 7,268 Views 7 Comments

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Mar 29th 2020, 6:40 PM 25,819 Views 54 Comments

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 21 March, 2020

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Mar 21st 2020, 6:41 PM 25,367 Views 37 Comments

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy self-isolating after returning from visiting family abroad
# Precaution
# Precaution

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy self-isolating after returning from visiting family abroad

Mar 19th 2020, 7:56 PM 85,016 Views 99 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister said he’s maintaining a full work schedule while self-isolating.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 13 March, 2020

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Mar 13th 2020, 9:56 PM 80,680 Views 196 Comments

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 2 March, 2020

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:56 AM 16,806 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

Mar 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 25,005 Views 29 Comments

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland
# Microplastic Pollution
# Microplastic Pollution

Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland

Feb 20th 2020, 2:59 PM 36,388 Views 21 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 10 February, 2020

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell

Feb 10th 2020, 12:17 PM 34,237 Views 63 Comments

Murphy failed to meet the quota, but was elected at the expense of his colleague Kate O’Connell.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing
# Returned
# Returned

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing

Feb 9th 2020, 6:47 PM 42,137 Views 86 Comments

Murphy polled in third place in Dublin Bay South.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

Jan 29th 2020, 5:55 PM 15,896 Views 72 Comments

The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 17 January, 2020

'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week

Jan 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 58,951 Views 55 Comments

The difference in repayments over the lifetime of the mortgage would mean first-time buyers would pay thousands more.

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

Jan 17th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,381 Views 37 Comments

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Voter.ie to come back online soon after being down for over 18 hours
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Voter.ie to come back online soon after being down for over 18 hours

Jan 15th 2020, 11:36 AM 13,499 Views 14 Comments

It’s not known why the site is down, or for how long it will be down for.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Minister Eoghan Murphy urges the public to ensure they are registered to vote before 22 January
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Minister Eoghan Murphy urges the public to ensure they are registered to vote before 22 January

Jan 14th 2020, 5:56 PM 19,125 Views 58 Comments

The final date for registration ahead of the election is 22 January.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Jan 10th 2020, 10:30 PM 45,077 Views 64 Comments

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 30 December, 2019

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
# Finally
# Finally

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator

Dec 30th 2019, 11:40 AM 6,642 Views 9 Comments

An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,319 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 27 December, 2019

Biggest electoral registration shakeup 'in a century' will see PPS numbers used to verify voter identity
# Voting Reform
# Voting Reform

Biggest electoral registration shakeup 'in a century' will see PPS numbers used to verify voter identity

Dec 27th 2019, 12:08 PM 24,609 Views 72 Comments

The government says that this is the biggest change to electoral registration since 1918.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Row erupts at Fine Gael parliamentary meeting over TD's criticism of Eoghan Murphy
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

Row erupts at Fine Gael parliamentary meeting over TD's criticism of Eoghan Murphy

Dec 11th 2019, 7:33 PM 47,310 Views 52 Comments

Bernard Durkan raised the matter of being able to discuss or criticise party policy at tonight’s meeting.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,030 Views 42 Comments

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,031 Views 46 Comments

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?

Dec 4th 2019, 8:51 AM 48,272 Views 114 Comments

Last night, Eoghan Murphy narrowly survived a confidence motion in the Dáil.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:21 PM 19,873 Views 42 Comments

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:21 PM 20,451 Views 108 Comments

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

'He's had his time': Here's what the Dáil's new TDs have to say about Eoghan Murphy
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

'He's had his time': Here's what the Dáil's new TDs have to say about Eoghan Murphy

Dec 3rd 2019, 2:11 PM 19,546 Views 26 Comments

Two will vote no confidence in the minister while the two new Fianna Fáil TDs will abstain.

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:14 AM 13,889 Views 95 Comments

The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy
# Housing
# Housing

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:05 AM 11,963 Views 60 Comments

The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 2 December, 2019

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

Dec 2nd 2019, 3:34 PM 11,321 Views 23 Comments

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled

Nov 27th 2019, 10:48 AM 19,635 Views 79 Comments

Murphy has come under pressure for a number of issues, most notably the significant number of homeless people in Ireland.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 18 November, 2019

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues
# O'Devaney Gardens
# O'Devaney Gardens

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,159 Views 33 Comments

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

Oct 31st 2019, 2:18 PM 13,513 Views 72 Comments

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites

Oct 10th 2019, 12:44 PM 18,280 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,268 Views 25 Comments

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate

Oct 9th 2019, 6:37 PM 15,198 Views 117 Comments

The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.

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