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#Eoghan Murphy

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 17 July, 2017

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Poll: Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis?

The Housing Minister has refused to rule out the return of bedsits.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'

The new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has ordered a fire safety review of all multi-story apartments in the State.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 24 June, 2017

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Frenzied demand for Help to Buy scheme before it's scrapped 'could push up prices'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says the scheme is under review, with reports it could be wound up in the next Budget.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 25 September, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Sitting on the dock of the bay, Enda and Joan make one last plea

Tea, scones and one last appeal to the voters in Dublin today.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 23 November, 2015

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

# eoghan-murphy - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 1 May, 2015

Richard Bruton shocker shows why Fine Gael is going about gender quotas all wrong

Analysis: Directives from Fine Gael headquarters are angering ordinary members.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'

The former ECB president has been answering questions from members of the banking inquiry today.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil

Linda O’Shea Farren, who failed to get elected to Dublin City Council last year, is seeking the Fine Gael nomination in Dublin Bay South.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 23 March, 2015

This Fine Gael councillor is worried that unelected officials could 'spike my election'

Kieran Binchy is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to run in the general election in Dublin Bay South.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Do Sinn Féin's numbers add up? We could soon know for sure...

The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Most Fine Gael TDs want to loosen the whip, but one junior minister isn't so sure

A survey of the party’s TDs has turned up some interesting results.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Here's where Eamon Ryan is going to run in the general election

The party leader is looking to return to the Dáil.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 29 December, 2014

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to? Backbench Mischief This post contains videos

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

What do these five politicians want for Christmas? House Of (Christmas) Cards This post contains videos

What do these five politicians want for Christmas?

We asked a cross-party group of deputies what they want from Santa…

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Fine Gael TD: Why I got really pissed off at the government The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD: Why I got really pissed off at the government

Eoghan Muphy talked parliamentary reform in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 5 December, 2014

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times) The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times)

Eoghan Murphy has defended Enda Kenny, but what does he think about Leo Varadkar as a future Fine Gael leader?

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

State of the Nation: Can Fine Gael and Labour agree on water charges?

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

# eoghan-murphy - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Warnings of an "uncontrollable" rise in Local Property Tax

By law, householders are expected to revalue their properties in November 2017. There are concerns this could add hundreds of euros to annual bills in the Dublin area.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 13 September, 2014

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek outside legal advice as it continues efforts to compel former Rehab executives to come before it.

# eoghan-murphy - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There was some pretty awkward canvassing at the Stephen's Green Luas stop this morning

Plenty of laughs and plenty of disinterested commuters.

# eoghan-murphy - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 8 May, 2014

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member

A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.

# eoghan-murphy - Friday 28 March, 2014

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 13 February, 2014

PAC will ask another Dáil committee if it can release the garda whistleblower transcript

“There is nothing in this transcript that’s going to change the world or blow our minds,” the Public Accounts Committee heard this morning.

# eoghan-murphy - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”

Two PAC members have formally requested that the PAC again consider the issue of releasing a transcript of garda whistleblower’s testimony. Ross was today accused of being more interested in “getting on the six o’clock news” than pursuing the truth.

# eoghan-murphy - Monday 27 January, 2014

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members

An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.