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#Eoghan Murphy

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 7 May, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 6 May, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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

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

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 30 April, 2018

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

A total of 3,646 children were recorded homeless in March.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 27 April, 2018

'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.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'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.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 20 April, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'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.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 16 April, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 15 April, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 12 April, 2018

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%.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'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.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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

Blizzard-like conditions are expected.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'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.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 25 February, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 2 February, 2018

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

The Government announced the new scheme as part of its Rebuilding Ireland initiative.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 27 January, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 22 January, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 19 January, 2018

Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

The December figures saw a slight reduction in the number of homeless families.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 15 January, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 8 January, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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”.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 29 December, 2017

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

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

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

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 18 December, 2017

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

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

No need for parking spaces and more apartments per floor allowed in complexes under new draft guidelines

The Housing Department today published new draft guidelines around apartment developments.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules

This would be the first of a series of planning measures to aid the creation of more housing, Minister Eoghan Murphy said.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 8 December, 2017

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

Widow of man killed in Storm Ophelia wants official 'stay at home' guidelines in status red alerts

Fintan Goss (33) died when he was returning from work during Storm Ophelia.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Rogue landlords' should face tougher sanctions and even jail, Dáil hears

A Sinn Féin motion was passed unopposed by TDs last night.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas

The Water Services Bill is in its final stages in the Dáil.

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