Damien English

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Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Lobbying returns for January-April show John Collison met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “to discuss technology policy”. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Tech companies Stripe and Amazon separately met Government Ministers earlier this year to discuss housing policy ahead of the planned growth of their (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Minister of State with Responsibility for Housing Damian English and Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring: social housing waiting list stretches to 100,000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister of State with Responsibility for Housing Damien English might as well have broken a bottle of champagne off the side of one of the new social(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last week said 1,014 social houses had been built in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A total of 780 local authority houses were built across the State last year, according to figures published by the Department of Housing. The figure,(...)

More than 10,000 homes completed between January 1997 and December 2013 in Dublin, as well as in Meath, Kildare and Offaly have been affected by pyrite. Photograph: Frank Miller

The cost to the State of repairing 1,000 private homes damaged by the presence of pyrite in their foundations has risen to just under €70 million, wi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Damien English said he wanted to make ‘whatever changes are necessary’ to accelerate delivery of Traveller accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Settled residents may lose the right to be consulted on the location of Traveller accommodation, the Minister responsible for housing has said. Dami(...)

The new Government scheme will allow investors to pay for the construction of social homes that can be leased to councils, which can in turn rent them to tenants. Photograph: iStock

The Richard Barrett-backed Bartra Capital Property could offer to build up to 400 social dwellings under a new Government scheme, its chief executive(...)

Trainer Peter Casey with his wife Junie pictured at Punchestown in 2012. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Andrew Lynch has paid tribute to trainer Peter Casey following his death at the age of 82. The Dubliner, who trained in Stamullen in Meath, sh(...)

Eoghan Murphy: 5,900 new units of social housing would be provided next year, an increase of 31 houses on previous targets set for 2018. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Homelessness permeated almost every aspect of public and political discourse in 2017, yet by most measures the problems have got worse, not better. T(...)

Galway Bay.  Over 500 submissions and observations were submitted to Damien  English’s department, formerly Environment, when the Marine Institute initiated its plan to upgrade the Galway Bay  test site first established in 2006.  Photograph: Getty Images

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has approved a foreshore lease for a controversial offshore energy test site in Galway Bay. The Marine (...)

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