Plans for new 'family hubs' outside Dublin
Laura LarkinTemporary family hubs are to be built outside Dublin as the homelessness crisis continues to escalate outside of the capital.
Eoghan Murphy is an Irish politician for the Fine Gael political party. He was elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011 and has served as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government since June 2017.
Laura LarkinTemporary family hubs are to be built outside Dublin as the homelessness crisis continues to escalate outside of the capital.
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Laura LarkinHousing Minister Eoghan Murphy cannot guarantee affordable homes on State-...
Kevin DoyleJust 455 home loans have been approved under a Government scheme set up to...
Kevin Doyle, Group Political EditorHousing Minister Eoghan Murphy has vowed to fight back against Opposition attacks...
Fearghal O'ConnorThe Government's vacant-site levy is set to face legal challenges from disgruntled...
Fearghal O'Connor The Government's vacant-site levy is set to face legal challenges from disgruntled housebuilders after Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy appeared to accede in part to farmers' demands to remove them...
Cormac McQuinn Fianna Fáil has claimed the Government hasn't delivered any affordable homes since 2011, branding the situation an "absolute disgrace".
Cormac McQuinn Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has accused Eoin Ó Broin of "peddling fake news" after the Sinn Féin TD claimed he had refused to attend a committee meeting dedicated to discussing homeless...
Mark Keenan In Eoghan Murphy's brave new world, those who require city housing will henceforth likely be accommodated in higher rise blocks than we are accustomed to. The housing minister imagines them living...
Laura Larkin Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has defended the removal of hundreds of people from the national homelessness figures - and said more people may be removed.
Philip Ryan The war of words over homeless figures is expected to dramatically escalate as the Government moves to remove non-EU nationals and people in long-term healthcare facilities from official statistics.
Paul Melia Private land in towns and cities close to essential services including public transport will be acquired by the State to build affordable homes.
Allison Bray Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has conceded that some local authorities are not doing enough to provide much-needed social housing.
Cormac McQuinn Rogue landlords are set to face fines of €15,000 and potential jail terms under a planned Government crackdown.
Kevin Doyle A rent register showing the average price in your local area is to be introduced in a bid to expose rip-off landlords.
Philip Ryan A Senior Fianna Fail TD has this weekend dramatically escalated political tensions with Fine Gael over the housing emergency by launching an extraordinary personal attack on Taoiseach Leo...
Kevin Doyle Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faces the prospect of a motion of no confidence over his stewardship of the homeless crisis when the Dáil returns in two weeks time.
Shona Murray The abortion referendum will take place on May 25 and is likely to be "very close", Health Minister Simon Harris predicted yesterday.
Philip Ryan Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy intends to prevent massive property tax increases for the majority of households by adding tens of thousands of new homeowners to the scheme, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Catherine Devine and Conor Feehan Some 30 rough sleepers in Dublin refused to sleep in emergency shelters last night as snow storms and freezing temperatures hit.
Paul Melia The €116bn national development plan is based on Ireland being able to cope with a hard Brexit, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said.
Sinead Ryan Q. I'm confused about the new affordable mortgages being proposed. Do I still need a deposit and do I have to buy a local authority home?
Paul Melia Junior Finance Minister Michael D’Arcy appears to have information about a stash of cheap housing available for rent.
Cormac McQuinn and Wayne O'Connor Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy tried to defuse criticism of the Government's planned €115bn spending spree and vision for developing the country up to 2040 by saying it will be a "plan...
Kevin Doyle One of the most significant plans to come before the Dáil in recent times is at risk of rejection amid claims from Opposition TDs that it will kill rural Ireland.
Kevin Doyle Websites that advertise properties which are clearly in breach of planning or safety regulations could face criminal charges.
Philip Ryan Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy launched a scathing attack on bailed-out bank AIB for suggesting the Government should reduce VAT for builders to kick-start the property market.
Philip Ryan Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has rounded on bailed-out bank AIB for suggesting that the Government should reduce Vat for builders to kick-start the property market.
Richard Curran Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy was at it again this week - announcing more measures here and there to salvage something out of the housing mess.
Kevin Doyle Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has defended his new home-loan scheme against accusations that it will be of little use to the majority of first-time buyers.
Kevin Doyle Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing a "rural uprising" from ministers and TDs over what they see as his 'city-centric' long-term plan for Ireland.
Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor FIRST-time buyers will be able to get a loan worth up to €288,000 with an interest rate of 2.25pc for 30 years under the Government’s latest plan to tackle affordability in the housing...
Three times as many social homes were built in Ireland in 2017 than in the previous year, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said.
Kevin Doyle Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will today launch a defence of the 'Rebuilding Ireland' plan, saying the Government exceeded its social housing targets in 2017.
Philip Ryan A complete overhaul of property tax has moved significantly closer after a dramatic intervention by the Minister for Housing, who says bills should no longer be solely based on the value of homes and...
Philip Ryan The survival of the Government weighs on the shoulders of Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Laura Lynott Two homeless men who perished on the streets of the capital had both spent time in emergency accommodation before their deaths.
Conor Feehan and Denise Calnan A leading homelessness charity has expressed their sadness at the death of two men sleeping rough this week.
Denise Calnan and Sasha Brady A homeless charity have paid tribute to a man who was found dead in Dublin.
Sasha Brady Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a man believed to be sleeping rough in Dublin.
Ryan Nugent and Luke Byrne A record number of people have been found sleeping rough in Dublin.
Kathy Armstrong Slum landlords will be prosecuted under tough new reforms of the rental sector, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has promised.
The Government has ruled out any change in the law that would stop families being evicted by landlords, as the number of people living in emergency accommodation has hit record levels.
Kathy Armstrong Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said he was "furious" to see people ignore the warnings of emergency services and do activities like swimming and wind-surfing.
Paul Melia Addressing the housing shortage and homelessness crisis is the “number one priority” for Government, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said.
Height restrictions for apartment blocks are to be increased in city centres and along key transport routes as the Housing Minister warned the current limits were ridiculous.
Donal Buckley and Ronald Quinlan Housing minister Eoghan Murphy's hope that the Government's 'fast-track' planning application system for large-scale housing developments would speed up the delivery of new homes has...
Donal O'Donovan and Ronald Quinlan Moves by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to scrap the 'Help-to-Buy' scheme may be in doubt after the State-backed lender charged with ramping up house building endorsed the policy.
Gretchen Friemann The Government is considering using taxpayers' money to buy property 'off the plans' from developers on a large scale, in order to convince them to build.
Charlie Weston Two new towns have been designated rent pressure zones as the average cost rose by 6.6pc in the year to June.
Ian Begley Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has admitted outlawing bedsits was a mistake and contributed to the record number of people homeless today.
Ronan Lyons By dint of the timing of the seasons, the new Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy, has perhaps avoided a baptism of fire. Appointed just as the summer recess started, he has had time to find his...
Two hundred families could have been saved from homelessness this year if politicians had backed an anti-eviction law, a leading charity has claimed.
Conor Feehan Former Lord Mayor Christy Burke and two of his supporters chained themselves to the railings of the Custom House in Dublin this morning in protest over the deepening homeless crisis.
Allison Bray Homelessness and children's charities have expressed despair after the number of homeless people jumped 25pc over the past year to hit an all-time high.
Cormac McQuinn Most households will receive a refund if they previously paid their water charges. However people who use 'excessive' amounts of water face being hit with bills in future. Here is everything you...
Luke Byrne Homeless charity Depaul Ireland said 14 babies were born into homelessness last year.
Luke Byrne Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy angered members of Dublin City Council (DCC) after he decided against appearing before the council to discuss the housing crisis.
Philip Ryan and Jody Corcoran Government ministers are increasingly concerned that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's focus on public relations "spin" will backfire at a time when the housing crisis has escalated, claiming the life of a third...
Philip Ryan Department of Health officials are seeking to block reforms to the Fair Deal which would incentivise older people to sell and rent their homes over fears this would slash funding for the State-supported...
Ryan Nugent and Niall O'Connor Nursing home patients would be exempt from any future tax on vacant properties, according to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Kevin Doyle Older people could soon be incentivised to become landlords under changes to the Fair Deal nursing home scheme.
Philip Ryan Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has warned local authority chiefs that communities must not be allowed prevent councils from accommodating homeless people.
Kevin Doyle Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy denied trying to bury bad news by releasing homeless figures on the eve of the August bank holiday.
Kevin Doyle A new tax on vacant properties is to be announced in September, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled.
Kevin Doyle There's a theory that life is 10pc what happens to us and 90pc how we react to it. The same could be said of politics, where 'damage limitation' is often the order of the day.
Cillian Sherlock The Minister for Housing has said he "can’t rule out" a water crisis in another part of the country.
Editorial Yesterday the people of Drogheda were treated to just what they had been waiting for: not the restoration of water, which they had been promised since last Friday, but a visit from Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Alan O'Keeffe Minister Eoghan Murphy vigorously defended the actions being taken to tackle "Ireland's worst water crisis."
Niall O'Connor Planned measures in response to the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London will be discussed by Cabinet.
Richard Curran Is the bedsit making a comeback? New Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has not ruled it out. The fact that he has not done so will be interpreted that he is in favour of re-introducing bedsits, if it...
Gavin White Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has refused to rule out bedsits as a means to house homeless people.
Robin Schiller The newly appointed Housing Minister has described Ireland's homeless crisis as an "embarrassment" while announcing a further €10m in funding to deal with the issue.
Robin Schiller Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has admitted that plans to adequately house 650 homeless families and remove them from emergency accommodation will not meet next month's deadline...
Philip Ryan The new Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy, will commit an additional €10m to construct an extra 200 temporary homes for homeless families.
Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent A leading supporter of Simon Coveney has launched a scathing attack on the Leo Varadkar campaign, describing some of his backers as “choirboys”.
Huw Jones and Colm Kelpie Countries hoping to lure banks after Brexit are offering differing regulatory standards, raising fears at the ECB that light-touch supervision could undermine its aim of making financial regulation...
Colm Kelpie US insurer AIG has dealt an early blow to Dublin's post-Brexit ambitions after it announced it was opening an operation in Luxembourg to write business across the European Economic Area...
Ed Carty, Press Association PLANS have been outlined for gardai to get a mobile phone app to let them check a driver's details at the roadside.
Plans have been outlined for gardai to get a mobile phone app to let them check a driver's details at the roadside.
Cormac McQuinn Talk of a 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit is "meaningless" and Ireland will be a "rock of stability" regardless of how the talks play out, junior minister Eoghan Murphy will tell business groups in China.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Junior Finance Minister Eoghan Murphy has briefed the Cabinet on plans to lure foreign companies to Ireland post-Brexit.
Clodagh Sheehy The Central Bank had no plan for Anglo Irish Bank just hours before it was due to default on a €1.6bn loan, the Banking Inquiry has heard.
Clodagh Sheehy The Construction Industry Federation never donated to a political party and former boss Liam Kelleher said he did not believe that financial donations to parties influenced their decisions.
Kirsty Blake Knox Parents in leafy areas of the capital are only getting their babies baptised so that they have a chance of enrolling them in particular state-funded schools which happen to have a Catholic ethos, a...
Philip Ryan FINE Gael TDs are set to clash with each other over the Government's plans to reform property tax.
John Downing Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery is the guest speaker at a party meeting this evening - to the dismay of some of the party hierarchy.
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