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# eoin-o-broin - Yesterday’s News

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

Wed 8:52 AM 18,687 Views 72 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

# eoin-o-broin - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing

Jan 28th 2021, 7:16 PM 32,749 Views 73 Comments

The pair got into it on Twitter but kept their shirts on in a radio debate.

# eoin-o-broin - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,199 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# eoin-o-broin - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'
# PAC
# PAC

Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'

Dec 6th 2020, 4:40 PM 33,363 Views 85 Comments

Brian Stanley is taking this week off to spend time with his family at the request of his party leader, Mary Lou McDonald.

# eoin-o-broin - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Nov 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,774 Views 7 Comments

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

# eoin-o-broin - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Over a quarter of counties have drawn down no funding for Traveller accommodation this year
# Housing
# Housing

Over a quarter of counties have drawn down no funding for Traveller accommodation this year

Oct 27th 2020, 5:38 PM 35,123 Views 0 Comments

Less than half of funding allocated to Traveller accommodation has been drawn down this year to date.

# eoin-o-broin - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,717 Views 15 Comments

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

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

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

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

May 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,583 Views 26 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

May 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,250 Views 5 Comments

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
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

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

May 15th 2020, 11:43 AM 15,437 Views 44 Comments

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
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

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

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,407 Views 77 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,846 Views 211 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Mar 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 25,013 Views 29 Comments

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
# No Place Like Home
# No Place Like Home

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

Feb 19th 2020, 12:28 PM 28,415 Views 116 Comments

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
# Only Way
# Only Way

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

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 8:39 AM 56,890 Views 286 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Feb 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,995 Views 42 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 11,487 Views 21 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 20th 2020, 3:26 PM 25,695 Views 96 Comments

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
# Rent Freeze
# Rent Freeze

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

Dec 12th 2019, 3:54 PM 29,528 Views 119 Comments

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
# Tom Dunne

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

Oct 15th 2019, 5:16 PM 26,830 Views 69 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Aug 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,448 Views 9 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments

Aug 6th 2019, 12:47 PM 21,473 Views 119 Comments

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
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

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

May 29th 2019, 8:06 AM 33,320 Views 86 Comments

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'
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

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

May 13th 2019, 3:00 PM 34,190 Views 107 Comments

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
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

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

Apr 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,415 Views 107 Comments

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
# Report Card
# Report Card

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

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,230 Views 26 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Feb 24th 2019, 8:15 AM 20,343 Views 72 Comments

€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
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

Dec 21st 2018, 12:58 PM 23,251 Views 117 Comments

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
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

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

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,996 Views 49 Comments

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
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

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

Nov 12th 2018, 2:09 PM 19,509 Views 81 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Oct 9th 2018, 6:38 PM 29,714 Views 80 Comments

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'
# Eoin V Eoghan
# Eoin V Eoghan

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

Sep 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,051 Views 121 Comments

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?
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

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

Sep 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,047 Views 143 Comments

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
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

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

Sep 6th 2018, 2:17 PM 12,381 Views 102 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

Aug 29th 2018, 5:24 PM 22,422 Views 140 Comments

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
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

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

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,238 Views 101 Comments

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
# Log Off
# Log Off

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

Jul 19th 2018, 2:17 PM 45,176 Views 119 Comments

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
# Eoghan V Eoin
# Eoghan V Eoin

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

Jun 30th 2018, 9:45 AM 12,144 Views 23 Comments

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
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

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

Jun 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 51,140 Views 60 Comments

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
# Housing Minister
# Housing Minister

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

Jun 16th 2018, 3:51 PM 11,787 Views 43 Comments

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

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