Eoin O Broin

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The circular from Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien  tells local authorities that ‘there is limited scope for acquisitions in this period’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An instruction from Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien to local authorities to “restrict” purchases of homes from landlords exiting the market is pu(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Tom Honan

Populist, unprincipled, a threat to enterprise: just some of the barbs thrown at Sinn Féin in recent months. It’s said that the flak gets more intense(...)

January homeless figures for both Dublin and nationwide suggest the exit of small landlords from the market is fuelling a rise in homeless numbers

More landlords than ever are exiting the market and putting their properties up for sale, evicting tenants and driving a rise in family homelessness, (...)

Whether a rent freeze would ultimately achieve lower rents is a seperate question, but would it be constitutional? Photograph: iStock

Reading Dáil debates, the Government’s speaking lines are consistent: property rights are protected by the Constitution; a three-year freeze would fac(...)

The scale of the issue was not known but ‘it does occur from time to time’, the Minister for Housing said

The practice of landlords offering free or reduced rent in exchange for sex is “atrocious and reprehensible behaviour” and is a “priority matter” for(...)

Two sanitary units at Labre Park halting site in Ballyfermot, Dublin, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There has been “no major improvement” in the “deplorable” living conditions of Travellers in the past three years, a hard-hitting Council of Europe st(...)

Minister Simon Harris: taken aback at the suggestion someone with a criminal conviction could be appointed to advise the Government. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Sinn Féin’s stance that it would appoint people with Troubles-era convictions as Government advisers is “astonishing”, Minister for Further and Higher(...)

The Custom House, Dublin city, circa 1860s

Fascinating as their contents may be, museums are often just as interesting as an excuse to explore intriguing buildings. For every visitor to the exh(...)

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says the number of people who are in direct provision because they cannot find somewhere to live has increased by 200 per cent since 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

More than 1,300 people who could have left direct provision more than two years ago are still “trapped” there because they cannot get access to housin(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald  said affordability had gone ‘out the window’ on Micheal Martin’s watch. Photograph: SinnFein/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have made home ownership a “pipe dream for an entire generation”. Her party’s (...)

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