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# damien-english - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Donohoe says government could lose up to €2.2bn a year in corporate tax revenue if G7 deal implemented
# Corporate Tax Rate
# Corporate Tax Rate

Donohoe says government could lose up to €2.2bn a year in corporate tax revenue if G7 deal implemented

Updated Jun 5th 2021, 5:30 PM 43,862 Views 69 Comments

Finance Ministers of the world’s seven richest economies agreed to commit to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% at the G7.

# damien-english - Friday 30 October, 2020

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 212,546 Views 219 Comments

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

# damien-english - Sunday 1 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 1st 2020, 1:54 PM 13,833 Views 14 Comments

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
# Damien English
# Damien English

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

Feb 25th 2020, 3:27 PM 34,350 Views 21 Comments

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
# Damien English
# Damien English

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

Nov 24th 2019, 4:24 PM 15,097 Views 41 Comments

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
# Same-day Sampling
# Same-day Sampling

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

Jun 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,795 Views 8 Comments

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
# Record Numbers
# Record Numbers

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

May 1st 2019, 1:41 PM 14,106 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Homeless To Home
# Homeless To Home

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

Dec 4th 2018, 4:22 PM 34,882 Views 43 Comments

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
# Pmv Trust
# Pmv Trust

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

Updated Dec 4th 2018, 1:47 PM 42,577 Views 86 Comments

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

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,787 Views 65 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Sep 20th 2018, 5:58 PM 14,035 Views 16 Comments

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
# Retirement Homes
# Retirement Homes

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

Jul 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 24,235 Views 36 Comments

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
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

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

Mar 9th 2018, 6:01 AM 18,839 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Reusing Dublin
# Reusing Dublin

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

Mar 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,847 Views 66 Comments

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
# Anti-homeless Devices
# Anti-homeless Devices

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

Nov 16th 2017, 12:50 PM 12,426 Views 74 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:33 PM 12,402 Views 45 Comments

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

# damien-english - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing
# Rebuilding
# Rebuilding

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing

Mar 21st 2017, 5:32 PM 23,984 Views 29 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Feb 28th 2017, 12:01 AM 11,839 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Industrial Strife
# Industrial Strife

Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?

Oct 2nd 2016, 3:48 PM 20,421 Views 103 Comments

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
# For Rent
# For Rent

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

Aug 2nd 2016, 4:55 PM 14,720 Views 25 Comments

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
# No Room At The Inn
# No Room At The Inn

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Jul 21st 2016, 10:18 PM 40,731 Views 110 Comments

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

# damien-english - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite

Oct 18th 2015, 2:45 PM 361 Views 168 Comments

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'
# Lisbon Bound
# Lisbon Bound

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

Sep 27th 2015, 3:21 PM 24,689 Views 61 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Nov 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,967 Views 7 Comments

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
# Notes On A Scandal
# Notes On A Scandal

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

Nov 4th 2014, 9:05 AM 35,283 Views 76 Comments

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
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

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

Oct 20th 2014, 12:20 PM 19,830 Views 130 Comments

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'
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

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

Oct 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,646 Views 12 Comments

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
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

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

Oct 5th 2014, 1:31 PM 7,424 Views 36 Comments

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
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Mar 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,449 Views 9 Comments

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
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Fine Gael TDs to run marathon for Yes vote in referendum

Oct 16th 2012, 2:25 PM 3,597 Views 25 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 27th 2012, 1:27 PM 12,586 Views 363 Comments

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
# Mad With Borrowing
# Mad With Borrowing

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

Jan 27th 2012, 9:22 AM 4,263 Views 104 Comments

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
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans

Feb 3rd 2011, 3:46 PM 677 Views 0 Comments

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