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# Darragh O'Brien

This week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Govt action plan to save Hen Harriers launched amid concerns bird could be extinct in 25 years
Last week
30th June 2024 - 13th July 2024
Govt to fast-track ban on 51-week student leases in time for upcoming academic year
Last month
June 2024
Govt to name next EU Commissioner tomorrow – but what could it mean for Cabinet?
Public spaces to get drinking water fountains as part of new scheme announced today
Home Loan scheme expanded to first-time buyers who wish to renovate vacant or derelict properties
May
May 2024
Govt to expedite legal change to stop student accommodation providers mandating 51-week leases
Tempers flare in Dáil over housing as 'Pearse' and 'Darragh' get on first-name terms
Inter-departmental group to be set up to consider proposals on a referendum on housing
Housing Minister says core recommendation from Housing Commission report 'problematic'
Building commencements on new homes hit approximately 18,000 in April alone, Cabinet to hear
Dermot Bannon denies payment for featuring Government grants on Room To Improve
This year
2024
Four in 10 people getting support via First Home Scheme are single, minister says
Nearly 40k houses will be built this year, says O'Brien playing down Harris’ target to build 50k
Government missed last year's social and affordable housing targets by 2,680 homes
Homes at Sandyford ‘Mint’ site could be decade away despite land transfer approval
The Central Bank said it would take seven years for it to vacate the site off the M50.
More than 5,000 applications for 535 cost-rental homes in Dublin and Kildare
Locals question silence over future of 28 homes in Swords
The homes are in the housing minister’s constituency of Dublin Fingal.
Fewer car park spaces and smaller gardens under new house building rules issued to local authorities
State on track to purchase scenic Conor Pass in Kerry
Last year
2023
Government aims for new short-term let rules to be up and running by summer 2024
Works begin on redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens to create 1,000 new homes
Varadkar reacts to RTÉ Investigates: 'People seeking money to withdraw planning objections is not acceptable'
Up to one million graduates could be eligible to vote under Seanad election reform plan
Expert group to examine the whole process around buying a house from bidding to probate
Housing minister to meet European Commission next month over delays in Airbnb crackdown
Landlords selling up will have to give tenant option to buy as delayed legislation goes to Cabinet
Housing Minister: Report of two properties acquired under Govt scheme 'doesn't tell full story'
Almost 700 homes delivered under the government's First Home Scheme this year
Plans for new deep-water port in Co Meath unveiled
Housing Minister says Dublin Airport's North Runway 'using flight paths that weren’t agreed'
Housing Minister wants tax cuts for small landlords in Budget as 'good landlords' are leaving market
Pharmacists to be allowed dispense some medicines, including the pill, without GP prescription
Sinn Féin questions whether affordable housing target on track based on latest figures
Property prices continue to rise, with the average house price now at €320,000
Darragh O'Brien tells Cabinet that the Government will hit or exceed its target for new homes this year
Bill to give effect to constituency boundary redraw to go to Cabinet
Housing Minister says change in how landlords are taxed is 'urgent' and 'crucial'
Housing Minister condemns 'misinformation' letters distributed in Dublin with Fianna Fáil logo
'I wish I never applied': Affordable housing in Darragh O'Brien's constituency delayed by a year
Tax breaks for landlords to be examined in Budget alongside renters’ tax credit, says minister