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# kevin-humphreys - 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 14,450 Views 9 Comments

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

# kevin-humphreys - Sunday 19 August, 2018

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan

Aug 19th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,497 Views 53 Comments

With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.

# kevin-humphreys - Saturday 24 June, 2017

New Bill seeks to limit Airbnb rentals to six weeks per year
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

New Bill seeks to limit Airbnb rentals to six weeks per year

Jun 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 14,963 Views 41 Comments

Senator Kevin Humphrey says short term rental platforms should have to register their properties.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 27 March, 2017

Stag and hen parties using short-term lets in Dublin are draining units off the rental market
# For Rent
# For Rent

Stag and hen parties using short-term lets in Dublin are draining units off the rental market

Mar 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 19,396 Views 13 Comments

Senator Kevin Humphreys says a growing number of apartment block dwellers are experiencing problems with units being let on renting websites such as AirBnb.

# kevin-humphreys - Sunday 7 August, 2016

After 50 years, Nelson's Pillar is returning to O'Connell Street - in a slightly different format
# Build It And They Will Come
# Build It And They Will Come

After 50 years, Nelson's Pillar is returning to O'Connell Street - in a slightly different format

Aug 7th 2016, 12:00 PM 32,817 Views 82 Comments

A Lego model of ‘the Pillar’ is on display in the GPO as part of a recreation of the post office during the 1916 Rising.

# kevin-humphreys - Friday 20 May, 2016

"The Taoiseach is moving far too slowly" - Labour senator hits out at Enda for delay in Seanad nominations
# Slow And Steady
# Slow And Steady

"The Taoiseach is moving far too slowly" - Labour senator hits out at Enda for delay in Seanad nominations

May 20th 2016, 11:02 PM 12,029 Views 31 Comments

Kevin Humphreys said that the Seanad appointments and ministerial appointments would amount to “jobs for the boys”.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 18 April, 2016

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow

Apr 18th 2016, 8:20 PM 16,318 Views 64 Comments

The prospect of Labour supporting a Fine Gael-led minority was also downplayed today.

# kevin-humphreys - Friday 18 March, 2016

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
# Next Best Thing
# Next Best Thing

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Mar 18th 2016, 6:08 PM 24,398 Views 95 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

# kevin-humphreys - Thursday 18 February, 2016

This One Direction election ad sparked an absolute holy show on Twitter
# No Direction
From The Daily Edge
# No Direction

This One Direction election ad sparked an absolute holy show on Twitter

Feb 18th 2016, 10:27 AM 40,997 Views 54 Comments

Labour, it’s time to log off.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 7 September, 2015

Labour minister wins €18k car in raffle ... and immediately gives it back
# SVP
# SVP

Labour minister wins €18k car in raffle ... and immediately gives it back

Sep 7th 2015, 4:48 PM 29,404 Views 46 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is very grateful for the gesture.

# kevin-humphreys - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil
# Going For It
# Going For It

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

Apr 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 14,295 Views 31 Comments

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.

# kevin-humphreys - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions
# Debt
# Debt

Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions

Feb 25th 2015, 7:13 PM 18,307 Views 104 Comments

‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.

# kevin-humphreys - Friday 13 February, 2015

Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl'
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl'

Feb 13th 2015, 7:30 AM 19,215 Views 57 Comments

“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”

# kevin-humphreys - Saturday 10 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 10th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,604 Views 99 Comments

The party leader is looking to return to the Dáil.

# kevin-humphreys - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?
# Concerns Raised
# Concerns Raised

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?

Nov 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,267 Views 11 Comments

Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.

# kevin-humphreys - Friday 7 November, 2014

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards
# Seasonal Jobs
# Seasonal Jobs

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards

Nov 7th 2014, 4:19 PM 14,781 Views 67 Comments

Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 29 September, 2014

Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register

Sep 29th 2014, 1:57 PM 8,749 Views 20 Comments

A new charter for employers has been launched by the Tánaiste Joan Burton today.

# kevin-humphreys - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate
# IMMA
# IMMA

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate

Sep 28th 2014, 8:43 PM 11,063 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.

# kevin-humphreys - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour

Aug 6th 2014, 10:56 AM 15,042 Views 153 Comments

The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.

# kevin-humphreys - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Rebel Labour TDs warn of "rip off" over Dublin's property tax being spent in rural areas
# City Slickers
# City Slickers

Rebel Labour TDs warn of "rip off" over Dublin's property tax being spent in rural areas

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:17 AM 8,050 Views 58 Comments

And Pat Rabbitte shares their concerns.

# kevin-humphreys - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

The Dublin directly-elected mayor plan's back on, says Phil Hogan
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

The Dublin directly-elected mayor plan's back on, says Phil Hogan

Jun 10th 2014, 6:16 PM 5,745 Views 30 Comments

The ‘mayors and chairs’ from the county’s four local authorities are expected to attend a meeting on the issue in the Custom House next month.

# kevin-humphreys - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House
# A Rat Trap
# A Rat Trap

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House

May 6th 2014, 9:46 AM 20,902 Views 74 Comments

Before you start, it was an actual rat…

# kevin-humphreys - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,045 Views 48 Comments

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# kevin-humphreys - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'
# Cover Me
# Cover Me

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'

Feb 4th 2014, 8:31 PM 18,335 Views 56 Comments

Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.

# kevin-humphreys - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch
# Pleased
# Pleased

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:45 PM 11,122 Views 41 Comments

“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.

# kevin-humphreys - Saturday 2 November, 2013

New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked
# Garryhinch
# Garryhinch

New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:59 PM 11,407 Views 56 Comments

The Garryhinch Water Project has been long mooted as an alternative and sustainable water supply for the Greater Dublin area.

# kevin-humphreys - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays

Oct 31st 2013, 11:31 AM 3,717 Views 15 Comments

“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.

# kevin-humphreys - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008

Sep 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,001 Views 21 Comments

The books are not a complete record of who visited the Departments in the weeks before the bank guarantee was issued but provide a fascinating insight.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 2 September, 2013

Labour TD says protect social welfare, but FG TD says spending is not sustainable
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Labour TD says protect social welfare, but FG TD says spending is not sustainable

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,954 Views 30 Comments

Two government backbenchers have outlined vastly different approaches to Budget 2014 in columns for TheJournal.ie in the last 24 hours.

Column: 'Now is not the time for excessive cuts that will damage our recovery'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Now is not the time for excessive cuts that will damage our recovery'

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:40 AM 4 Views 13 Comments

Labour TD Kevin Humphreys believes that an unnecessary €3.1 billion adjustment, as some in Fine Gael have proposed, would result in lower growth and loss of confidence and says that promissory note savings should be used.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 19 August, 2013

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 9,069 Views 17 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has raised concerns about spending cuts proposed by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn ahead of October’s Budget, but Labour says he’s trying to “increase his personal profile”.

# kevin-humphreys - Sunday 11 August, 2013

€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years
# School
# School

€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years

Aug 11th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,841 Views 27 Comments

A prefab costs around €13,500 to rent a year.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 15 July, 2013

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
# Tax Exiles
# Tax Exiles

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'

Jul 15th 2013, 5:28 PM 7,416 Views 32 Comments

A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.

Poll: Should Irish tax exiles be rewarded if they give money to charity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish tax exiles be rewarded if they give money to charity?

Jul 15th 2013, 9:47 AM 8,289 Views 62 Comments

The Government is considering a plan to let multimillionaire tax exiles stay in Ireland for longer every year if they give money to charity. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

No full record of who visited Taoiseach's department on bank guarantee night
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

No full record of who visited Taoiseach's department on bank guarantee night

Jul 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,735 Views 98 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed that their is no exhaustive record of who visited his Department during the period leading up to the State guarantee of the banks nearly five years ago.

# kevin-humphreys - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like

Mar 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 739 Views 109 Comments

Debates, meetings, touching base with constituents, heading up to Meath East by-election, organising sand bags, reading the newspapers and having words with his colleagues – Kevin Humphreys recounts his busy schedule this week.

# kevin-humphreys - Monday 28 January, 2013

MEP criticises two government departments over tobacco industry meetings
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

MEP criticises two government departments over tobacco industry meetings

Jan 28th 2013, 3:32 PM 4,353 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Finance said each year its officials meet with representatives of all industries in the run up to the Budget.

# kevin-humphreys - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Central Bank governor believes there will be 'permanent loan modifications'
# Insolvency
# Insolvency

Central Bank governor believes there will be 'permanent loan modifications'

Jan 16th 2013, 6:40 PM 7,497 Views 22 Comments

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was before the Oireachtas Finance committee this afternoon.

# kevin-humphreys - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014
# Lord Mayor Of Dublin
# Lord Mayor Of Dublin

Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014

Oct 17th 2012, 5:20 PM 3,200 Views 13 Comments

Draft legislation that proposed a new type of mayor for Dublin had previously made it to the committee stage in late 2010 before being shelved.

# kevin-humphreys - Friday 13 July, 2012

Almost 124,000 Garda arrest warrants outstanding
# Outstanding Warrants
# Outstanding Warrants

Almost 124,000 Garda arrest warrants outstanding

Jul 13th 2012, 9:44 AM 8,746 Views 41 Comments

Some of the warrants stretch back years,with the majority issued between 2000 and 2011.

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