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# Eoghan Murphy

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Airbnb is urging hosts to contact politicians to ask for a 'grace period' in new laws
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has asked politicians not to take heed to representations made to them calling for a delay.
Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers
Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.
Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street
The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.
Not so fast: only 10 of 27 developments given special strategic planning have begun construction
The scheme was introduced as a key part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan.
Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws
The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb.
Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions
The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.
Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021
RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.
'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.
Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness
The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.
Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'
Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.
First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue
A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.
Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off
It is understood the roll out of the redress scheme is in its final stages.
'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo
Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.
'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.
The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.
Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year
€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.
Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.
Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.
Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018
9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.
Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats
Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections
New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.
If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.
'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.
Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”
Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,
'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.
Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws
The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.
Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities
New guidelines are calling for local authorities to evaluate their current planning policies.
'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.
New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.
The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.
Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the figures will show a reduction in the number of families presenting as homeless in Dublin.
Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.
Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.
'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
The latest quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.
Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap
The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.
Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations
Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.
Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.
'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless
‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.
CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures
The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.