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# Eoghan Murphy

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'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'
Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.
Sinn Féin drops threat of 'no confidence' motion in Minister Eoghan Murphy
The motion would have forced Fianna Fáil TDs to make a tough political decision.
Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief
Rosalind Carroll said student should contact the RTB with cases.
Government criticised as new data shows 30,000 fewer homes built since 2011 than previously thought
The CSO yesterday published its figures for the completion of new builds over the past number of years.
Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?
Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.
Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland
Minister Eoghan Murphy set up a group to assess Ireland’s fire safety measures following the Grenfell blaze in London last year.
Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.
Hundreds more people removed from homeless figures over 'categorisation issue'
A further 252 people were removed from the homeless numbers over “miscategorisation” last month.
'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'
The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.
Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin levelled the charge at Minister Eoghan Murphy as the minister appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this afternoon.
Homeless charities hit out at suggestion non-nationals would be excluded from figures
The Department said that it was awaiting a report from an interdepartmental group.
Department of Housing won't comment on claims non-EU nationals may be removed from homeless list
The claims top a bad week for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in which his department’s monthly reporting of Ireland’s homeless numbers has come in for intense scrutiny.
If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?
The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.
'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures
Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.
Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months
A total of 3,646 children were recorded homeless in March.
'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister
Some local authorities appear to be better than others in terms of sending their numbers to the Department of Housing.
'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'
Some of the most senior government ministers were out canvassing for a Yes vote in the Eighth Referendum at Stephen’s Green today.
Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma
Philip had been homeless since 2012, after he lost his home when he was made redundant from his job.
'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today
The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.
'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.
Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts
During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.
It's looking more likely that any changes to the property tax system will be 'moderate'
Minister Paschal Donohoe said any changes to the property tax regime should be ‘affordable’ for homeowners.
Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin
If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.
Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.
'It's infuriating': Tenants frustrated as minister hails 'slowdown' in rent rises
Minister Eoghan Murphy described a slowdown in rent growth in Dublin as “positive”, but renters are still feeling the effect of rent increases.
Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today updated the Cabinet on that aftermath of the recent weather conditions.
People in Leinster and Munster advised to stay in their homes from 4pm tomorrow
Blizzard-like conditions are expected.
'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year
There were 1,517 families with 3,267 children staying in emergency accommodation in January.
'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work
During Storm Ophelia’s red alert there was confusion as to whether people should go to work or remain at home.
Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap
There are calls for accommodation to be kept open during the day so homeless individuals are not out in the cold all day.
Surge in demand for houses which qualify for government-backed mortgages
The Government announced the new scheme as part of its Rebuilding Ireland initiative.
Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year
The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.
First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages
Applicants can choose a fixed rate of interest for the duration of the loan.
Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.
Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation
The December figures saw a slight reduction in the number of homeless families.
The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year
The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.
Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.
Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.
Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'
Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.
Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated
Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.