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# 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.

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%

It’s well-known that the smaller the number of people elected in a constituency, the less likely the election result will reflect the actual vote, writes Oliver Moran.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 26 October, 2017

In Ireland, another 76 children became homeless just in time for the new school year

There are still 690 families in hotels, the Minister for Housing said.

Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector

A letter sent to local authorities states owners should not be allowed to rent their properties for more than five nights in a row.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 29 September, 2017

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

There were yet more distressing numbers in the government’s latest homeless figures.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Those on city housing lists could be given the option to move to rural Ireland

The Housing Department is currently working on the new repopulation scheme.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?

The government has agreed to a referendum on whether or not Ireland’s water utility should be publicly owned.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals

Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget

The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters

A cap on deposits of one month’s rent is also due to be announced.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child

The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 8 September, 2017

Varadkar says we don't always hear the 'full stories' when it comes to homelessness

The Taoiseach was asked how he feels when hears personal stories about homelessness today.

The housing summit has ended - here's what the minister has announced Inter-agency Group This post contains videos

The housing summit has ended - here's what the minister has announced

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy was meeting with the heads of the 31 local authorities.

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats

Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.

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