Eoghan Murphy

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Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy make their way back from Derrynane beach in Kerry following a Cabinet meeting in Derrynane House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Closeted in a snug-fitting room for nearly six hours on a very hot day with no break for lunch, incessant talking and a sun-drenched beach winking at (...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar heads  a Cabinet meeting at Derrynane House in Kerry. Health overspending is on track to be well over €500 million for 2018.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The implementation of the long-mooted plan to transform the health service over a decade will be made more difficult because of the high level of spen(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will  update the Cabinet on the National Regeneration and Development Agency (NRDA), a key element of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 infrastructure plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The release of State lands for the development of homes will be aimed at driving down the cost of housing in key areas of cities across Ireland, Minis(...)

Even with Government measures such as the Rebuilding Ireland programme, a shortage of houses is “one of the most prominent risks and challenges facing the country”. File photograph: Getty Images

The housing crisis is likely to last for the “foreseeable future” and will have a major impact on economic growth and Irish society, a Government repo(...)

Eoghan Murphy: he has received advice from the Attorney General  on potential wording for a referendum on enshrining public ownership of water services in the Constitution.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water is to be separated from Ervia and established as a single national utility to operate the State’s water services. The proposals, which we(...)

The  Dublin City Council report says  the development of affordable housing is essential to “reduce the worst aspects of our dysfunctional housing market”

Dublin is facing continuing “inadequate and imbalanced” housing supply, particularly in the provision of affordable homes to rent or buy, according to(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy,  president, Focus Ireland: ‘Homelessness is solvable. It isn’t a natural disaster. It can be solved with the right priorities.’ Photograph:  Don Moloney

The homeless crisis is affecting not only thousands of people in emergency accommodation but is “damaging the fabric of our society”, the founder of (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney insisted the Government was meeting its targets on developing student accommodation on Thursday as he faced trenchant criticism(...)

Eoghan Murphy: “I can confirm that the NTA and TII are looking seriously at alternative options that will not see the community segregated.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is expected to redraw plans for the new Metrolink rail line following political opposition to the closure of a (...)

For all his media savvy, when meeting a group of media savvy young people, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar didn’t think his remarks would get out. File photograph: PA

Something serious had to be going down. A harmless photo opportunity involving shovels and shirt-sleeves was there for the taking, but the Taoiseach(...)

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