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#Damien English

# damien-english - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Flooding continues to affect many areas but Storm Jorge caused 'no major reported incidents'

Minister of State Damien English thanked State bodies after helping to ensure the storm passed “without significant incident”.

# damien-english - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

In a first, the Planning Regulator has urged a minister to reverse decision for east Cork retail village

Under legislation, Minister Damien English has two weeks to decide whether to accept or reject the regulator’s recommendation.

# damien-english - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

# damien-english - Friday 28 June, 2019

Calls for same-day water testing at Irish beaches after spills at wastewater plants

A swimming ban was put in place at several locations in Dublin this week following an overflow from the wastewater treatment plant in Ringsend.

# damien-english - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

# damien-english - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'

Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry

The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.

# damien-english - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

# damien-english - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Regeneration plan launched for Dublin's St Teresa's Gardens

Construction of the first phase of the project, 54 social homes, is due to commence in the coming months.

# damien-english - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

# damien-english - Friday 9 March, 2018

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

# damien-english - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

# damien-english - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

# damien-english - Friday 2 June, 2017

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

# damien-english - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing

South Dublin County Council is the first local authority area to have zero unfinished developments.

# damien-english - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

# damien-english - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?

The government is saying it’s not.

# damien-english - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help

An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.

# damien-english - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

# damien-english - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite

Fianna Fáil’s efforts to paint Fine Gael as a party of the elite are fatally undermined by this week’s budget, according to junior minister Damien English.

# damien-english - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Innovation minister says losing the Web Summit is actually a 'success story'

Damien English said it’s another example of an Irish company doing well internationally.

# damien-english - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science

Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.

# damien-english - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Minister 'doesn't know' what was written on his hand during Prime Time debate

Damien English’s notes were the talk of Twitter…

# damien-english - Monday 20 October, 2014

Richard Bruton says the government doesn't control Irish Water's bonus structure

Meanwhile, the company’s insisting that bonuses of up to 19 per cent of an employee’s pay are only given “in exceptional cases”.

# damien-english - Monday 6 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# damien-english - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official

Minister of State for Skills Damien English says that it’s a party matter.

# damien-english - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

# damien-english - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Fine Gael TDs to run marathon for Yes vote in referendum

Fine Gael Deputies Liam Twomey and Damien English will run to raise money for Barnardos, and encourage people to vote Yes in the Children’s Referendum.

# damien-english - Friday 27 January, 2012

Poll: Is Kenny right - did people go 'mad with borrowing'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Kenny right - did people go 'mad with borrowing'?

Enda Kenny has caused a political storm after his comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But is he right?

Criticism of Taoiseach's 'mad with borrowing' comments is 'a bit silly' – FG TD

Damien English said that people knew exactly what Enda Kenny meant when he said yesterday that “people simply went mad with borrowing” during the economic boom.

# damien-english - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans

Is FG changing its policies every day? Does Labour want to hand power to the EU? Is FF’s plan vague with “woolly targets”?