Eoghan Murphy

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 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy: defended spending on housing. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the Government’s housing policy, saying that housing stock has increased drastically with eight times (...)

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy: “While there is no quick fix, our housing plan is now showing real progress in the delivery of new homes and new social housing homes.” Photograph: Tom Honan

The number of new social homes built last year is roughly on target, with over 4,000 provided by councils, approved housing bodies and private contri(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: the department has been seeking ways to make it less attractive for people to turn down offers of social housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Families who turn down two offers of social housing will not receive another offer for five years under a change in policy set to be introduced by the(...)

Any motion against Simon Harris (above)  will fail, but will be used by Sinn Féin to further underline its distinction from both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for its target audience. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The nature of crises and controversies under the confidence-and-supply agreement now forms something of a pattern. A few weeks of hue and cry over a (...)

‘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(...)

More than 11,000 houses were built in 2018. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Just over 18,000 homes were built last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), almost 30 per cent less than the minimum number the Gov(...)

The market price of apartments in the docklands was currently at a level that made it ‘very difficult’ for existing residents to afford to buy in the area. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

Concerns that “little or no social housing” will be provided in Dublin’s docklands have emerged in a report from the body set up to monitor the fast-t(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy (l) with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (r).  File photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl threatened to suspend Dáil proceedings after persistent heckling of Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy as he attempte(...)

Turf cutting in County Offaly. Photograph: Pat Sammon

Changes in planning rules will mean commercial peat operators will not have to seek planning permission and allow them to operate without comprehensiv(...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn said the council would be ridiculed if it did not approve the plans. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council (DCC) has voted to rezone land in the Liberties for a council depot and development of 100 housing units, despite opposition from (...)

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