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# Damien English

This year
Damien English 'disappointed and embarrassed' about planning controversy that led to resignation
‘I put my hand up, I gave the wrong information,’ said the former Fine Gael minister.
Sipo decides against investigating former minister Damien English over planning application
The Fine Gael TD resigned his position as Minister of State after revelations about a planning application he submitted in 2008.
Niall Collins TD repeatedly refuses to answer question on 2001 planning application
When asked about details of whether the listed address was incorrect, Collins said he wouldn’t go into his ‘personal living circumstances’.
Labour submits ethics complaint against former junior minister Damien English
Damien English resigned as a junior minister in January.
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond appointed junior minister following resignation of Damien English
The appointment was confirmed this morning.
Poll: Should the government parties audit all Ministers' property interests?
There has been calls for the move following the resignation of Fine Gael TD Damien English.
Property questions take out another minister but this resignation is different to the Troy saga
English’s resignation is solely due to a 2008 planning application.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigned his position as Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment today.
The Meath West TD resigned solely due to a 2008 planning application in which he failed to declare he owned a house.
Public scrutiny of politicians’ ownership of housing has ramped up in recent months following the controversy surrounding TD Robert Troy and his properties.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
English confirmed that he failed to inform Meath County Council about ownership of a house in Castlemartin.
Last year
New €85 million fund will 'help business go digital'
€10 million will be available in 2022 and it will be administered by Enterprise Ireland.
On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan
Out-of-hours doctors in Navan say the hours they operate are due to be curtailed in August.
Out-of-hours GPs raise serious concerns about unnecessary delays for stroke or cardiac patients, reports Christina Finn
NEDOC says no negotiations have taken place with the HSE over their involvement in pre-hospital assessments.
Meath TDs are extremely annoyed that the HSE did not consult with GPs in the area.
All time
Donohoe says government could lose up to €2.2bn a year in corporate tax revenue if G7 deal implemented
Finance Ministers of the world’s seven richest economies agreed to commit to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% at the G7.
'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach
The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.
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”.
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.
Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates
It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing
The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.
'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing
South Dublin County Council is the first local authority area to have zero unfinished developments.
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.
Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?
The government is saying it’s not.
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.
Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday
Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.
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.
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.
Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science
Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.
Minister 'doesn't know' what was written on his hand during Prime Time debate
Damien English’s notes were the talk of Twitter…
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”.
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…
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.
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.
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.