Conor Skehan

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Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan’s comments echo even more inflammatory comments made just more than a year ago by the former chairman of the State’s Housing Agency Conor Skehan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Comments by Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan in relation to homeless provision in Dublin were certainly inflammatory, and probably il(...)

Conor Skehan urged the Government not to halt the prudence of the Central Bank.

The former head of the Housing Agency is warning the Government to remain financially prudent and not to “give in” to the building sector. Conor Skeh(...)

September saw the removal – attended by masked gardaí – of “Take Back The City” housing activists from a property at 34 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1. Six activists were arrested. Photograph:  Jack Power

The year began with fireworks when the outgoing head of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan suggested people may be “gaming the system” by presenting them(...)

  The remains of cars destroyed by the Carr Fire in July in Redding, California. No one was even vaguely surprised that Trump’s response to the wildfires was to deny that they had anything to do with climate change. Photograph:   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

On August 2nd, Apple became the world’s first public company to achieve a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. A month later, Amazon became the secon(...)

‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive report shows 1,878 families needed emergency accommodation for the first time in 2016 and 2017. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Lone parents, non-nationals and families with four or more children are “massively over-represented” in homelessness, a landmark report published on T(...)

Dublin council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny: “We are concerned that families may endure a prolonged period in emergency accommodation  and not consider alternatives.” Photograph:   Alan Betson

Dublin city councillors have agreed to stop giving homeless families priority for housing ahead of applicants with a longer time on the social housing(...)

Chairman of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the State’s largest homeless charities has implored Dublin City Council to keep putting homeless families at “the front of the queue” for the a(...)

Conor Skehan: the change in policy comes in the wake of claims earlier this year by the chairman of the State’s Housing Agency, that families may be “gaming the system”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s homeless families will no longer be given homes ahead of other candidates on the social housing waiting list, under new proposals from Dublin(...)

Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan after his appearance before the Oireachtas housing committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chairman of the Government’s Housing Agency has stood over his controversial claim that some families in emergency accommodation may be “gaming t(...)

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