Damien English

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Planners must build trust with people to help them see “what’s best for them” rather than “what they think they actually want”. Photograph: Getty Images

Communities need to undergo a “cultural change” to accept sustainable high density housing developments, Minister of State for Housing Damien English (...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said homeowners in Dublin and Kildare are facing significant costs to address latent faults uncovered in their properties. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State does not have responsibility for defects found in properties after builders sell them , Minister of State for Housing Damien English has ins(...)

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation, a new review recommends. File photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation and council chiefs should be “encouraged” to use emergency powers to forc(...)

While the accord makes the EU the first major economy to strike a comprehensive trade deal with Mercosur, it drew furious reaction from farmers  concerned about the potential for a surge in beef imports. File photograph: Getty

A landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries can be “tweaked”, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said,(...)

Minister for Housing  Damien English and chief executive Dr Donal McManus  at the launch of The Irish Council for Social Housing’s Annual Report. Photograph: Fran Veale

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has agreed to spend a night in a homeless shelter, having been challenged to do so by a teenager. The 1(...)

Since February 2019 the figures show an increase of 41 in the total number of homeless, of whom 37 were children, setting a new record level. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland has called on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitu(...)

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(...)

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