Eoin O Broin

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Homeless mothers are being prevented from getting their children back because local authorities will not allocate them homes with two-bedrooms, the Oireachtas housing committee has heard. Photograph: iStock

Homeless mothers are being prevented from getting their children back because local authorities will not allocate them homes with two bedrooms, the Oi(...)

The shift from directly building social homes to providing rent subsidies – the so-called bricks to benefits switch – has been one of the most significant recent trends in housing here and in other countries. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government spent close to €900 million on rent subsidies in the private sector last year, according to new figures obtained from the Department of(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said it was  ‘alarming’ that the LDA cannot yet say how much rent will be at its first big development. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Politicians have raised concerns that a major push by the Land Development Agency (LDA) to deliver cost-rental homes will not lead to affordable payme(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin: ‘It’s clear that over the course of the last year the number of adults and children trapped in direct provision and using it as a form of emergency accommodation has increased dramatically.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of people “trapped” in direct provision centres despite having leave to remain in the country has surged by almost 60 per cent in a year, a(...)

 Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness with Mary Lou McDonald in at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The verdict from Sinn Féin was practically unanimous. Mary Lou McDonald, Michelle O’Neill, David Cullinane and Matt Carthy all agreed that Gerry Adam(...)

The video featured Gerry Adams in a comedy sketch in which he sings: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, tiocfaidh ár lá, lá, lá, lá.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill has defended her former party leader’s “very Gerry Christmas” video and card initiative, and said she does n(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has remained silent on Gerry Adams’s role in a controversial Christmas video that has since been withdrawn followin(...)

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, with his successor Mary Lou McDonald and Eoin Ó Broin.  Photograph: Dave Mehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has called for Gerry Adams to apologise for his part in a Christmas video that has since been withdrawn after victims of the(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris  said engagement is needed on the issue of fuel costs, not protest. Photograph: iStock

A planned protest by truckers over rising fuel costs that is expected to bring traffic chaos to Dublin on Monday is “not the way to do business”accord(...)

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