Paudie Coffey

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Leinster House: Dáil will hear statements on housing and homelessness for four hours. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dáil will meet at 10.30am when Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement on last week’s European Council meeting in Brussels, which laid the foun(...)

“Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it clicks in” – Taoiseach Enda Kenny commenting on a difficult election for Fine Gael. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

“Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it clicks in.” – Taoiseach Enda Kenny commenting on a difficult election for Fine Gael. “I do(...)

Former minister for Health James Reilly at the count centre in Cloghran. photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A number of Government Ministers lost their seats in a bruising general election for Fine Gael and Labour. Deputy leader of Fine Gael James Reilly, (...)

Labour’s Ciara Conway, Independent John Halligan, and John Deasy and Paudie Coffey of Fine Gael.

Fine Gael Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Labour backbencher Ciara Conway were the big losers in Waterford, where a resurgent Fianna Fáil topped t(...)

The blocks have begun to crack and disintegrate, evidenced by cracked cement stucco, or plaster, covering the blocks. Photograph: PA

A former senior local government official has been asked to head a panel of experts looking into why concrete blocks used in buildings in Co Donegal a(...)

Minister of State for Housing Paudie Coffey’s claim that the council wants to ensure suitable Traveller accommodation is disputed by Gerry Adams.Photograph: Sara Freund

Minister of State for Housing Paudie Coffey has insisted that Louth County Council is committed to working with Traveller families in Dundalk to ensur(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: said  that if John Delaney wanted the people of Tipperary to vote for him, that was fine. But to say he was “actively canvassing” would be stretching it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Look. We’re all men and women of the world. We’re all grown-ups here. What a man decides to do in his private time is his own business. As long as it(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: The new guidelines are to be published following the passage of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill in the Dáil last week.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concerns have been raised again about new regulations to reduce apartment sizes. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is expected to publish the c(...)

Some 176 unfinished housing  developments in the State are completely vacant. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of unfinished estates in Ireland now stands at 668 and more than 19,000 individuals and families are living in almost 500 of them, a new re(...)

 Jonathan O’Brien TD:  local representatives would have greater knowledge than the minister. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Revised building guidelines for apartments are contained in legislation introduced by Minister of State for the Environment Paudie Coffey. He told t(...)

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