Damien English

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Damien English was elected to the Dáil in 2002 for the  Meath constituency and was, at 24, the youngest TD returned at that election. Photograph: Tom Honan

Damien English (41), served in the last government as Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special respo(...)

Andrew Prior and Kath Cottier from the Construction Defects Alliance outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has promised to establish a €10 million redress fund for people whose homes have Celtic Tiger building defects if it is elected to governm(...)

Peadar Tóibín’s departure from Sinn Féin and his subsequent establishment of all-Ireland party Aontú has changed the dynamic in this three-seater. Photograph: Tom Honan

Meath West (three seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Aontú If Peadar Tóibín hadn’t left Sinn Féin and set up his own party, Meath West would likely have (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he would like to remain in the role after the general election. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The rights of social housing tenants to buy their homes will be restricted if Fine Gael is returned to Government, the party has confirmed. Speaking (...)

Kath Cottier, a Director of Beacon South Quarter, and Andrew Prior, an owner there, outside Leinster House, as they prepare to set up a lobbying group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politicians will face pressure in next year’s general election campaign to support calls to compensate tens of thousands of apartment owners who face (...)

The Age Friendly Ireland Programme aims to future-proof society for growth in the ageing population across all sectors. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is to be recognised as one of the best places in the world to grow old on Monday during a ceremony at Slane Castle in Co Meath. Representati(...)

Damian English  said it was “absolutely frustrating to see funding not been spent.”Photograph: Alan Betson

Local councillors may soon lose their power to vote on proposed Traveller accommodation, minister of State at the Department of Housing Damien English(...)

People take part in a protest over the homelessness crisis in Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said he will vote against the Government if a motion of no confidence is brought forward in the new year. The Carl(...)

Former minister of State Dara Murphy has for the past two years been based in Brussels, where he has had a full-time paid position as the European People’s Party’s director of elections for most of that time. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Departing TD Dara Murphy should explain “why he feels entitled” to keep expenses he claimed in the Dáil while working in Brussels, fellow Fine Gael de(...)

Independent councillors claim a vote to facilitate the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7 never took place. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Dublin businesses face a rates increase of 5 per cent in 2020, one of the largest rates hikes ever imposed by the city council, if the Government does(...)

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