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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Monday 20 February, 2017

# simon-coveney - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Fine Gael leadership battle: Whatsapp message from minister says Tánaiste supports Simon Harris Plot Thickens This post contains videos

Fine Gael leadership battle: Whatsapp message from minister says Tánaiste supports Simon Harris

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney are seen as the favourites to succeed Enda Kenny.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Distracting and destabilising': Leo Varadkar says 'everyone is waiting' on a decision from Enda

Regina Doherty thinks the Taoiseach should be given space to make his own decision.

How does Fine Gael go about electing a new leader?

Enda Kenny’s days as Taoiseach are numbered.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Kenny on the ropes as Fine Gael hopefuls line up to challenge him

Kenny has a choice of resignation or facing a vote which sources say he is unlikely to survive.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Proposal to redraw Waterford - Kilkenny boundary 'will leave a very bitter taste'

A report from Waterford Boundary Committee recommended redrawing the boundary between south Kilkenny and Waterford

Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rules

Simon Coveney said the regulations “aim to ensure that properties tenants are renting are safe, efficient, durable and comfortable”.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Financial madness or 'a shot in the arm'? Changes to mortgage-to-rent scheme

18,380 social housing supports were provided to people in 2016, according to a progress report on the government’s housing plan.

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 January, 2017

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

# simon-coveney - Friday 27 January, 2017

Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis

Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects.

# simon-coveney - Monday 23 January, 2017

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.

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