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#Eoghan Murphy

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 4 March, 2019

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off

It is understood the roll out of the redress scheme is in its final stages.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo

Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year

€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 27 January, 2019

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest

Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 7 December, 2018

Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities

New guidelines are calling for local authorities to evaluate their current planning policies.

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the figures will show a reduction in the number of families presenting as homeless in Dublin.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 12 November, 2018

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 5 October, 2018

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month

Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.

# eoghan-murphy - 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.

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Eoghan Murphy keeps his job as motion of no confidence is defeated

In the end, Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne backed her party colleague this evening.

'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister

There had been reports that the Junior Minister would abstain from voting on the motion of no confidence in her government colleague.

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends his party’s motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister.

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