Damien English

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Forward planning is vital if the housing needs of an aging population are to be met close to amenities and transport services. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Government policy document on housing options for an ageing population is clear on what needs to be done to meet a growing demand for appropriate ho(...)

Minister for Housing  Damien English  and Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly at the launch of Housing Options for our Ageing Population. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The construction industry and Government need to “step up” if the rapidly increasing need for older people’s accommodation is to be met, Minister of S(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

  Damien English: “I’ve seen conditions in some sites in Galway, Cork and other places. [I am ]not happy whatsoever. They are disgraceful some of them and that’s being honest.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Living conditions in some Traveller sites are “disgraceful” and “not conditions for families to be living in”, Minister of State for Traveller Housin(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English (left) with Niamh Randall and  Dermot Kavangh of the Simon Community at the launch of the charity’s  2017 annual report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

There are no plans afoot to recognise housing as a fundamental right in the Constitution as such a guarantee is not needed, the Minister of State for (...)

A housing and care crisis for older people is looming due to an over-concentration on nursing homes and lack of alternative supported accommodation, t(...)

 Minister of State for Housing Damien English said his department was  exploring policy options for the housing of older people. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Older people need better housing options so they can “rightsize” their accommodation to suit their changing needs, according to Minister of State for (...)

Traveller housing in Ballymun, Dublin. Seventeen local authorities have between them failed to spend €10.3 million on Traveller housing in the first three-quarters of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Less than a fifth of funding allocated for Traveller accommodation this year has been spent, and more than half of local authorities have spent nothin(...)

The area in Cook Street, Dublin, where Michal Waskiewicz died while sleeping rough. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The death of a homeless man on a Dublin street this week was “tragic” and efforts are underway to provide additional accommodation for people without (...)

The St Margaret’s Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities failing to spend their Traveller accommodation budgets could face financial sanctions, under proposals being examined by Government-(...)

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