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# Kevin Humphreys

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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.
AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.
New Bill seeks to limit Airbnb rentals to six weeks per year
Senator Kevin Humphrey says short term rental platforms should have to register their properties.
Stag and hen parties using short-term lets in Dublin are draining units off the rental market
Senator Kevin Humphreys says a growing number of apartment block dwellers are experiencing problems with units being let on renting websites such as AirBnb.
After 50 years, Nelson's Pillar is returning to O'Connell Street - in a slightly different format
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.
"The Taoiseach is moving far too slowly" - Labour senator hits out at Enda for delay in Seanad nominations
Kevin Humphreys said that the Seanad appointments and ministerial appointments would amount to “jobs for the boys”.
Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow
The prospect of Labour supporting a Fine Gael-led minority was also downplayed today.
Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.
This One Direction election ad sparked an absolute holy show on Twitter
Labour, it’s time to log off.
Labour minister wins €18k car in raffle ... and immediately gives it back
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is very grateful for the gesture.
Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil
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.
Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions
‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.
Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl'
“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”
Here's where Eamon Ryan is going to run in the general election
The party leader is looking to return to the Dáil.
Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?
Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.
Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards
Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.
Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register
A new charter for employers has been launched by the Tánaiste Joan Burton today.
Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate
Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.
JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour
The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.
Rebel Labour TDs warn of "rip off" over Dublin's property tax being spent in rural areas
And Pat Rabbitte shares their concerns.
The Dublin directly-elected mayor plan's back on, says Phil Hogan
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.
'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House
Before you start, it was an actual rat…
Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
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.
'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'
Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.
‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch
“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.
New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked
The Garryhinch Water Project has been long mooted as an alternative and sustainable water supply for the Greater Dublin area.
Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays
“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.
Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008
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.
Labour TD says protect social welfare, but FG TD says spending is not sustainable
Two government backbenchers have outlined vastly different approaches to Budget 2014 in columns for in the last 24 hours.
Column: 'Now is not the time for excessive cuts that will damage our recovery'
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.
TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts
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”.
€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years
A prefab costs around €13,500 to rent a year.
Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
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?
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
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.
Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like
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.
MEP criticises two government departments over tobacco industry meetings
The Department of Finance said each year its officials meet with representatives of all industries in the run up to the Budget.
Central Bank governor believes there will be 'permanent loan modifications'
Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was before the Oireachtas Finance committee this afternoon.
Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014
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.
Almost 124,000 Garda arrest warrants outstanding
Some of the warrants stretch back years,with the majority issued between 2000 and 2011.