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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

Open library or open longer? Rural plan criticised for launching in library soon to have staffless hours

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín says human connectivity will be replaced by automation with staffless hours.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Working group to review if AirBnb should face regulations

Housing Minister Simon Coveney vowed to tackle the issue of landlords renting out their properties through AirBnb.

# simon-coveney - Friday 20 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

# simon-coveney - Friday 13 January, 2017

Termination notices sent to Limerick apartment residents to be withdrawn

People living in The Strand apartments had been facing eviction.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Tyrrelstown law might not save Limerick renters from eviction

Housing Minister Simon Coveney said he is looking to get involved in the case.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Simon Coveney says residents must leave Apollo House but denies plans to 'forcibly push them out' Twitter Chatter This post contains videos

Simon Coveney says residents must leave Apollo House but denies plans to 'forcibly push them out'

The minister said misinformation has been swirling on Twitter.

How to fix Ireland's rent crisis? We put your questions to Minister Simon Coveney live

There was a large volume of questions sent in by readers covering a wide range of issues.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Leaving Apollo House?: Home Sweet Home claims residents are coming back because of drug use

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

# simon-coveney - Monday 9 January, 2017

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis

Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme

The Help-To-Buy scheme opened for applications on Tuesday.

# simon-coveney - Friday 30 December, 2016

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'New politics my arse' - Gerry Adams is not happy with the rent strategy row

Talks broke up without agreement late last night.

Leaders' Questions: Mary Lou says maybe FF and FG can get a bit of mistletoe and “kiss and make-up”

Leaders' Questions: Mary Lou says maybe FF and FG can get a bit of mistletoe and “kiss and make-up”

The failure of both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach an agreement last night leaves renters in the middle of a mess.

Poll: If the Government falls over rents, would you vote the same way again in another election? Fallout This post contains a poll

Poll: If the Government falls over rents, would you vote the same way again in another election?

This morning the barely six-month-old government is facing a major crisis over Fianna Fáil’s objections to its rental plans.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

Poll: Do you think the Government's new "rent pressure zones" proposal will be effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Government's new "rent pressure zones" proposal will be effective?

The Government has unveiled a new strategy in an attempt to combat the ongoing rental crisis.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

# simon-coveney - Friday 9 December, 2016

'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin Rough Sleeping This post contains images

'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin

The Peter McVerry Trust will run a 70-bed unit on Ellis Quay, while Depaul Ireland will operate a 75-bed hostel on Little Britain Street.

More jobs, less crime: Limerick's regeneration is working

A plan was undertaken in 2014 to improve the city socially and economically.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister

Minister Denis Naughten said a pricing regime is yet to be agreed with the waste sector.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

# simon-coveney - Friday 2 December, 2016

Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict tenants

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) said there are two sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants.

Nothing left to give back: Coveney says water charges money already spent

A member of the water committee said that people who have paid for water shouldn’t be given their money back, as that would make them feel like fools.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back?

Minister Coveney has said that people who paid the water charges “did the right thing”.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

If you paid your water bills you won't be getting your money back

The regime may be changing but that doesn’t change the past, says Simon Coveney.

# simon-coveney - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Opinion: The current housing crisis is not an accident

It is the new landlords who are influencing housing policy, not the needs of the thousands of people facing spiraling rents and evictions, writes Rory Hearne.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'We have to respect America's decision. That doesn't mean we'll agree with everything he says or does'

There is a feeling of shock and disbelief around the halls of Leinster House today as the reality sets in that Donald Trump has been elected as the US president.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Referendum on Irish Water ownership likely as Fianna Fáil to back bill

The bill, tabled by Independent TD Joan Collins, is due to come before the Dáil for a vote on Thursday.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Varadkar has massive lead over Coveney in Fine Gael leadership poll

The results also show less than half of the party’s supporters believe Enda Kenny should remain as party leader.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Crisis in rental market 'won't be fixed by simply capping rents'

The government’s national strategy for the rental sector will be published by the end of the year.

Lease out a room through Airbnb? New guidelines could be on the way

Simon Coveney has said local authorities and property owners don’t always know where they stand.

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

# simon-coveney - Monday 17 October, 2016

Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town

The first phase of a 177 new home development in Adamstown was launched this weekend.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices

The housing minister says first-time buyers are ‘locked out’ of the market.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017

TheJournal.ie asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

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