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# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says

The Minister for Housing said co-living developments would “play an important role in catering for the diverse needs of the overall population”.

# eoin-o-broin - Monday 25 May, 2020

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 15 May, 2020

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

# eoin-o-broin - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe

The share of young adults aged 25-29 living with their parents in Ireland has increased from 36.0% in 2007 to 47.2% in 2017.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 14 February, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House

TheJournal.ie spoke with three candidates who have just completed their first term as TDs in Leinster House.

# eoin-o-broin - Monday 20 January, 2020

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Landlords afraid of property market because of 'difficult' tenants, incoming RTB chairman claims

Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council

The council has received 140 exemption applications to the new rules since they came into play a month ago.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments

The party published a bill today that would if passed ban co-living developments.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom

Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin said “we can all guess the answer” as to why Bailey wouldn’t chair the meeting.

# eoin-o-broin - Monday 13 May, 2019

Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'

The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

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.

# eoin-o-broin - 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.

# eoin-o-broin - 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.

# eoin-o-broin - 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.

# eoin-o-broin - 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.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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.

# eoin-o-broin - Sunday 9 September, 2018

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 19 July, 2018

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme

The €200 million Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme was launched in February.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 29 June, 2018

A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission

Rental adverts for Larkfield House, which were placed without naming the building, have appeared online in recent weeks. The building was constructed without planning permission.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Sinn Féin drops threat of 'no confidence' motion in Minister Eoghan Murphy

The motion would have forced Fianna Fáil TDs to make a tough political decision.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 15 June, 2018

Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?

Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 5 May, 2018

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures

Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes

The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

State spent €47 million housing homeless families in Dublin hotels last year

Sinn Féin’s Eoin O Broin said there is not enough money being spent on prevention.

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