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#Jan O'Sullivan

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 17 February, 2014

Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus

Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation The Aftermath This post contains images

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation

Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the flooding was of such magnitude that it requires a national response.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 17 January, 2014

Councils get ten million euro to spend on ghost estates

Families are still living in 992 ghost estates in Ireland.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Social housing waiting list falls to almost 90,000 households

Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan said it emphasised the need for “momentum behind the delivery of social housing”.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Government insists homeless issue is being taken seriously, amid heated Dáil debate

It follows the release today of figures showing an increase in the numbers sleeping rough in Dublin.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Over 550 unfinished estates have been resolved in the last year, but 1,200 remain

The Minister for Housing says that progress is being made on unfinished housing estates.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 22 November, 2013

Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'

The government has declined to accept a private members’ bill put forward by Fianna Fáil in the Dáil today.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 18 November, 2013

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

‘Irredeemable neighbourhood’ now an example of regeneration

Thirty-seven new homes on St Michael’s Road in Longford Town were opened today.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 21 October, 2013

New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units

The Minister for Housing says that the investments will “support jobs in every county”.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: Revenue raiding of Lowry's house is a 'significant development'

It was reported today that the Tipperary North TD’s home near Holycross was raided by Revenue officials on Tuesday.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 20 May, 2013

Minister pledges clampdown on councils over bad planning decisions

Jan O’Sullivan says she will invoke ministerial powers to veto any planning decision which doesn’t conform to policy.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 13 May, 2013

Breach planning laws? Prepare to 'face the consequences'

That is the message from Minister Jan O’Sullivan as she released a new policy directive on planning.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 14 April, 2013

How community living is bringing the homeless in from the cold

A former homeless addict explains how his experience with the charity Stepping Stone worked for him.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 25 March, 2013

Property tax exemptions are 'stupid' and 'ham-fisted' - Labour whip

Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg has harshly criticised Phil Hogan over the property tax exemptions, saying the Environment Minister has made a ‘dog’s dinner’ of the way in which the tax is being administered.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Junior Minister: We made a mess of communicating property tax exemptions

Seán Sherlock said that the government “needs to do right by the people” in communicating the exemptions from the property tax.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 16 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your bank holiday weekend.

Róisín Shortall resignation 'a wrong decision' - Jan O'Sullivan

The Minister of State also spoke about Minister Hogan’s Traveller letter controversy, why gender quotas are a positive thing, and why she’s not in politics for a career.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 15 March, 2013

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 14 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical' Penalty Points This post contains videos

Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan told TheJournal.ie of her own penalty points, and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for Deputy Flanagan.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Government commits to ending homelessness by 2016

The ambitious plans were launched by Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan earlier today.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Plans to establish independent planning regulator under Mahon Tribunal terms

Jan O’Sullivan said it was now a matter of deciding whether an entirely new entity should be created or if the current system should be adapted.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes

Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey

Providence Resources, which is drilling for oil at Barryroe off Cork, has been granted a licence for a single well.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Housing Minister launches draft voluntary regulation code for housing bodies

Jan O’Sullivan said the draft code paves the way for a protective statutory framework and more assistance for those working in the sector.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 20 July, 2012

Housing Minister gives green light to 800 new social and voluntary houses

Approximately €100 million will be spent on housing units between now and 2014 including €35 million for the voluntary housing sector.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 12 July, 2012

3-fold increase in Cork long term homelessness

Cork Simon Community says that the number of younger people, aged 18-26, who are long term homelessness has increased four- fold.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 8 July, 2012

NAMA says it will give 2,000 homes for social housing. So far: there's just 58

NAMA had planned to fill 2000 homes by the end of 2012.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 28 June, 2012

New mortgage-to-rent scheme could help up to 3,500 families

The scheme will be available nationally to families on low incomes in houses less than €220,000.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries

Jan O’Sullivan’s report on irregularities in seven county councils came a day before a Dáil vote on resuming them.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Planning review finds deficiencies but no evidence of wrongdoing

The Green Party, whose former leader John Gormley announced the review in 2010, said it “beggars belief” that all seven councils came out of the report “squeaky clean”.