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Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,087 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month
# To Let
# To Let

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month

Sep 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,749 Views 57 Comments

Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,854 Views 65 Comments

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance
# THE PAC
# THE PAC

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Sep 26th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,503 Views 57 Comments

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote
# St Michaels Estate
# St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

Sep 26th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,865 Views 67 Comments

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

Eoghan Murphy keeps his job as motion of no confidence is defeated
# Motion Of No Confidence
# Motion Of No Confidence

Eoghan Murphy keeps his job as motion of no confidence is defeated

Updated Sep 25th 2018, 11:00 PM 39,691 Views 140 Comments

In the end, Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne backed her party colleague this evening.

'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister
# Dáil Divides
# Dáil Divides

'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister

Updated Sep 25th 2018, 2:55 PM 36,462 Views 122 Comments

There had been reports that the Junior Minister would abstain from voting on the motion of no confidence in her government colleague.

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'
# Eoin V Eoghan
# Eoin V Eoghan

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'

Sep 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,094 Views 126 Comments

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends his party’s motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister.

'This is not the right choice' - Catherine Byrne speaks, but no word on whether she'll support Eoghan Murphy tomorrow
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

'This is not the right choice' - Catherine Byrne speaks, but no word on whether she'll support Eoghan Murphy tomorrow

Updated Sep 24th 2018, 10:45 PM 33,010 Views 76 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing a motion of no confidence in the Dáil tomorrow evening.

More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis

Sep 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 9,892 Views 42 Comments

More families are continuing to live in hotels a year after the government pledged to end the practice.

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Sep 21st 2018, 3:16 PM 16,686 Views 62 Comments

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses
# Public Land Use
# Public Land Use

Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses

Sep 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,155 Views 72 Comments

Under the new plan, 10% of the public land identified for housing must be used for social housing and 30% for affordable housing.

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister

Updated Sep 11th 2018, 6:34 PM 37,667 Views 188 Comments

Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.

'Focus on a plan not criticising me': Murphy in war of words with councils over housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Focus on a plan not criticising me': Murphy in war of words with councils over housing record

Sep 10th 2018, 9:51 PM 19,361 Views 78 Comments

In south Dublin this evening, councillors voted to pause a major housing development until Murphy was contacted over the number of affordable homes.

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Sep 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,188 Views 143 Comments

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney
# RSVP
# RSVP

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Updated Sep 7th 2018, 1:40 PM 21,775 Views 101 Comments

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

New Airbnb regulations aim to get housing units back on the market quickly
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

New Airbnb regulations aim to get housing units back on the market quickly

Sep 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 35,935 Views 76 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said Ireland’s new rules will be similar to those introduced in Toronto.

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts
# Comment Is Free
# Comment Is Free

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts

Sep 6th 2018, 10:48 PM 17,603 Views 42 Comments

A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.

Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues

Sep 6th 2018, 6:40 PM 23,027 Views 95 Comments

The minister said some local authorities are ‘making excuses’ about their lack of progress.

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump
# Trump Visit
# Trump Visit

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

Sep 3rd 2018, 1:47 PM 10,637 Views 83 Comments

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it

Sep 3rd 2018, 12:43 PM 13,315 Views 111 Comments

At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

Aug 29th 2018, 5:24 PM 22,527 Views 140 Comments

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

Housing Minister says he expects to see an increase in the latest homeless figures
# Above 10k
# Above 10k

Housing Minister says he expects to see an increase in the latest homeless figures

Aug 28th 2018, 1:19 PM 12,578 Views 71 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy said if people are focused on his ‘posh boy image’ they are missing the point.

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:40 PM 8,095 Views 51 Comments

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

Number of new homes built this year up 30%
# CSO
# CSO

Number of new homes built this year up 30%

Aug 22nd 2018, 11:40 AM 12,715 Views 43 Comments

A total of 4,419 new dwellings were built in the second quarter of this year.

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan

Aug 19th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,604 Views 53 Comments

With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

Aug 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 31,802 Views 52 Comments

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit
# Homeless
# Homeless

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

Updated Aug 10th 2018, 7:40 PM 48,092 Views 168 Comments

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'
# Picture Paints 1000 Words
# Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

Aug 10th 2018, 6:15 AM 51,390 Views 214 Comments

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

Jul 24th 2018, 8:30 PM 20,754 Views 32 Comments

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,289 Views 101 Comments

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

Plans for hundreds of 'cost rental' homes at St Michael's Estate in Inchicore
# Dublin
# Dublin

Plans for hundreds of 'cost rental' homes at St Michael's Estate in Inchicore

Jul 23rd 2018, 1:50 PM 23,084 Views 37 Comments

A new 12,000-seater stadium for St Patrick’s Athletic is now almost certain not to go ahead.

Plans for new 12,000-seater St Pat's stadium to be dropped in favour of housing development
# Housing
# Housing

Plans for new 12,000-seater St Pat's stadium to be dropped in favour of housing development

Jul 20th 2018, 5:01 PM 27,772 Views 61 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is expected to announce plans early next week for the construction of 500 homes in the area.

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing
# Log Off
# Log Off

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

Jul 19th 2018, 2:17 PM 46,457 Views 121 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.

Water pressure may be reduced next week as risk of shortage extends into September
# Hosepipe Ban
# Hosepipe Ban

Water pressure may be reduced next week as risk of shortage extends into September

Jul 11th 2018, 9:16 PM 13,733 Views 97 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy said the current level of rain “is nowhere near what we need”.

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration
# A Long Time Coming
# A Long Time Coming

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

Jul 4th 2018, 2:14 PM 19,818 Views 29 Comments

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced
# Housing Summit
# Housing Summit

Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:29 PM 22,928 Views 41 Comments

The announcement was made following the third Housing Summit.

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme
# Eoghan V Eoin
# Eoghan V Eoin

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme

Jun 30th 2018, 9:45 AM 12,155 Views 23 Comments

The €200 million Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme was launched in February.

'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland
# Monthly Figures
# Monthly Figures

'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland

Jun 28th 2018, 3:50 PM 24,885 Views 86 Comments

The number of homeless adults rose by 57 in May to 6,020. These 57 adults were all located in Dublin.

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'
# No Confidence Motion
# No Confidence Motion

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Jun 18th 2018, 2:58 PM 16,156 Views 58 Comments

Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.