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Sinn Féin drops threat of 'no confidence' motion in Minister Eoghan Murphy
# Housing Minister
# Housing Minister

Sinn Féin drops threat of 'no confidence' motion in Minister Eoghan Murphy

Jun 16th 2018, 3:51 PM 11,823 Views 43 Comments

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
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief

Jun 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,222 Views 10 Comments

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
# Housing Department
# Housing Department

Government criticised as new data shows 30,000 fewer homes built since 2011 than previously thought

Jun 15th 2018, 10:06 AM 12,526 Views 88 Comments

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?
# Poster Boys
# Poster Boys

Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?

Jun 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 36,102 Views 131 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.

Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland

Jun 6th 2018, 8:36 PM 6,294 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Homeless
# Homeless

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

May 31st 2018, 3:45 PM 12,971 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

Hundreds more people removed from homeless figures over 'categorisation issue'
# Homeless Numbers
# Homeless Numbers

Hundreds more people removed from homeless figures over 'categorisation issue'

May 30th 2018, 6:12 PM 11,481 Views 35 Comments

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'
# Homeless To Home
# Homeless To Home

'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'

May 25th 2018, 1:45 PM 29,224 Views 60 Comments

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
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures

May 17th 2018, 6:11 PM 15,959 Views 80 Comments

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
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

Homeless charities hit out at suggestion non-nationals would be excluded from figures

May 7th 2018, 10:34 AM 12,041 Views 73 Comments

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
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

Department of Housing won't comment on claims non-EU nationals may be removed from homeless list

May 6th 2018, 1:37 PM 46,045 Views 114 Comments

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?
# Figures
# Figures

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

May 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 13,950 Views 56 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures

May 3rd 2018, 3:07 PM 49,054 Views 115 Comments

Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.

Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months
# March Stats
# March Stats

Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months

Apr 30th 2018, 5:58 PM 13,966 Views 52 Comments

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
# Hold Up
# Hold Up

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister

Apr 27th 2018, 12:37 PM 9,019 Views 50 Comments

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'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'

Apr 25th 2018, 11:07 AM 15,342 Views 325 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma

Apr 20th 2018, 2:15 PM 38,342 Views 45 Comments

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
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

Apr 19th 2018, 1:32 PM 24,180 Views 110 Comments

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
# Housing

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Apr 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,655 Views 49 Comments

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
# Shut Up Shop
# Shut Up Shop

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

Apr 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 33,705 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Double Down
# Double Down

It's looking more likely that any changes to the property tax system will be 'moderate'

Apr 16th 2018, 10:08 AM 27,692 Views 108 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin

Apr 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 29,771 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'

Apr 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,122 Views 88 Comments

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
# Generation Rent
# Generation Rent

'It's infuriating': Tenants frustrated as minister hails 'slowdown' in rent rises

Mar 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 22,518 Views 47 Comments

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
# €€€€
# €€€€

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost

Mar 6th 2018, 9:15 PM 10,377 Views 45 Comments

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
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

People in Leinster and Munster advised to stay in their homes from 4pm tomorrow

Feb 28th 2018, 3:24 PM 107,569 Views 131 Comments

Blizzard-like conditions are expected.

'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year

Feb 27th 2018, 5:26 PM 8,242 Views 57 Comments

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
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work

Feb 27th 2018, 8:42 AM 96,877 Views 89 Comments

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
# Rough Sleppers
# Rough Sleppers

Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap

Feb 25th 2018, 3:31 PM 16,457 Views 62 Comments

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
# Not So Free Gafs
# Not So Free Gafs

Surge in demand for houses which qualify for government-backed mortgages

Feb 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 16,326 Views 66 Comments

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
# Homeless
# Homeless

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year

Jan 27th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,205 Views 46 Comments

The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.

First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages
# Fixed Rate
# Fixed Rate

First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages

Jan 22nd 2018, 9:21 AM 70,631 Views 177 Comments

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
# One Year On
# One Year On

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

Jan 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 43,744 Views 57 Comments

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
# December Figures
# December Figures

Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

Jan 19th 2018, 7:19 AM 7,140 Views 39 Comments

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
# Housing Report 2017
# Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

Jan 15th 2018, 2:12 PM 11,954 Views 58 Comments

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
# House Prices
# House Prices

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Jan 8th 2018, 12:05 PM 54,179 Views 120 Comments

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
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Jan 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,243 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Jan 3rd 2018, 3:20 PM 14,094 Views 107 Comments

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Dec 29th 2017, 6:30 PM 13,374 Views 28 Comments

Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.

Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections

Dec 18th 2017, 2:13 PM 39,691 Views 37 Comments

The development in Dublin 2 was held up for years due to a series of objections.