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#Eoin Ó Broin

# 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.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,530 families with 3,333 children staying in emergency accommodation in November.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Rogue landlords' should face tougher sanctions and even jail, Dáil hears

A Sinn Féin motion was passed unopposed by TDs last night.

# eoin-o-broin - Monday 2 October, 2017

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum?

The aggressive intervention of the Spanish police in the weekend’s referendum has been criticised by many European leaders.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 1 September, 2017

Report into fire that destroyed 6 Kildare houses finds remaining homes not compliant with regulations

The report looked at eight houses still occupied in Millfield Manor.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'They sleep beside the burnt-out cars - we don't know why. Maybe they get a bit of shelter from them'

There’s been a spike in cars being burnt-out and horses being mistreated at an expanse of land near Clondalkin.

# eoin-o-broin - Friday 4 August, 2017

'It's absolutely disgraceful': There are still over 2,800 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1365 families with 2895 children staying in emergency accommodation in June.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Homeless numbers in south Dublin rose 60% in nine months

In October, there were 439 people on the council’s homeless register.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

# eoin-o-broin - Sunday 20 March, 2016

€1.5m given by Europe to retrain workers after factory closure may be returned

Sinn Féin has called for the government to intervene.

# eoin-o-broin - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers

A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.

# eoin-o-broin - Monday 7 September, 2015

The next leader of Sinn Féin, from most to least likely

Gerry Adams has led Sinn Féin for over three decades. But who succeeds him?

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Fine Gael doesn't just stand for the wealthy, it robs from the poor and gives to the rich

I’m one of those mischievous opposition politicians doing down a government trying it’s best but listen instead to the ESRI, writes Eoin Ó Broin.

# eoin-o-broin - Sunday 12 October, 2014

"I will die upstairs in my bedroom" - The week in quotes

Irish Water protests intensified, Roy Keane released his autobiography, and John McNulty lost the Seanad election – here’s the week in quotes.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Sinn Féin strategist: We're nowhere near ready to go into government

One of the party’s senior economic advisors says there is an “urgent need” for Sinn Féin map out the detail of its vision for the country.

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