Person: Damien English
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Mon, 11 May, 2020
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020
Fri, 27 Mar, 2020
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow and ice warning for the entire country.
Sun, 01 Mar, 2020
New fire safety regulations for apartments have been changed following lobbying from a major international development company.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2020
New fire regulations for open-plan living are, like so much of the State’s planning process,developer-led, but is there a cost to safety standards? asks.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2020
Fine Gael’s social housing plan for Government will see 60,000 such homes built at a rate of 12,000 per year for the next five years, the party said at its launch this afternoon.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2020
A leading Fianna Fáil TD has said he would back a motion of no-confidence in the Government if it were tabled because of its handling of the housing crisis.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
NOT all of the ‘Cuckoo’ funds currently snapping up Ireland’s apartment blocks in fell swoops for fat profits are vultures, predators, or pension and international funds seeking top rents.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019
Rat infestations, blocked sewers, substandard housing, lack of play areas — a report on Traveller accommodation in Galway city and county paints a bleak picture of the living conditions.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
The Tánaiste has defended Verona Murphy and said that he would not call for her deselection.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
"Strategic marine activity zones" may be designated in coastal and offshore waters as part of the Government's new approach to marine planning.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
Government ministers confirmed the plan as part of the cross-departmental Be Winter Ready campaign amid ongoing criticism it is failing to help people in most need.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have declared war on each other after both parties made a series of formal complaints alleging their general election opponents have repeatedly broken rules in the Dáil votes saga.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019
Minister of state Damien English and Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen are the latest politicians to be dragged into the ‘phantom voting’ controversy.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2019
The duo have said they were in the Dáil on occasions when their button was pressed but they were not in their seats.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
Demands have been made to clarify who knew what, and when, as concerns were raised over a potential unofficial policy to pay off criminals to ensure housing construction sites were not attacked.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
Junior minister for drugs Catherine Byrne admitted the situation as Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy insisted he knew nothing of the situation until media reports this morning.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Homeowners wishing to carry out major renovations face paying thousands of euro extra to comply with strict new building regulations which come into effect on November 1.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
Individuals could be blocked from objecting to Traveller community housing being built in their areas unless complaints meet strict new rules under Government plans.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
The Government is making a fresh push to entice older people to move out of their family homes and free up housing by gauging their interest in a series of financial and property incentives in the run-up to the next budget.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland is calling on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitution.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
A manual is being launched today to help owners, local authorities and the construction industry re-use existing property in our towns and cities.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
If ever a trainer fit the handle of this column, it is Damien English, the Balbriggan native operating out of Grougha Stables in Naul.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2019
"I especially think homework is bad for those with special needs, like me, who are really exhausted when they come home in the evenings."
Tue, 09 Oct, 2018
There will not be a clearout of homeless people living in hotels because of the Pope's visit, according to the Junior Housing Minister.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
A group campaigning against kelp harvesting in Bantry Bay has secured a judicial review into the decision to grant a licence for what would be the biggest such harvesting operation in the State.
Wed, 02 May, 2018
A new supported model of housing for the elderly is being developed by the minister of state for older people, Jim Daly.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
The Government is determined to fast-track the delivery of more social housing projects, Junior Housing Minister Damien English has insisted.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2018
More than 250 ghost estates still blight the country a decade after the financial crash.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
The Government has yet to receive legal advice on the wording of a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment and are still mulling over whether an additional clause will be added.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2018
The Housing Minister is to pressure local authorities to build more social houses by publishing targets for each individual area.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
All eyes will be on Fine Gael’s special parliamentary party meeting this afternoon where TDs and senators will discuss their views on plans to repeal the Eighth Amendment and allow unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
Final approval has been given for the start of the largest kelp harvesting operation in the country, a move which has prompted dismay among those opposed to the plan.
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017
IN Timoleague, west Cork, where the famous 13th century abbey overlooks the sea, there may be seen, these evenings, one of the most extraordinary displays of coordination and swarm behaviour in nature, a murmuration of starlings, says .
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
Despite the spin, the current level of homelessness in this country is not normal, writes
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
Government has zero legitimacy in criticising the commentary around housing, until real improvement can be shown, writes
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
It is difficult to escape the conclusion that Solidarity TDs — not always known for sober assessment — are correct in arguing that there appears to be a co-ordinated by the Government to “spin” the narrative on the housing crisis.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2017
The junior housing minister has accused the media of exaggerating the scale of the homelessness crisis.
Tue, 14 Nov, 2017
Leo Varadkar will tell the Fine Gael national conference later that Ireland is a Republic of Opportunity, in his first conference as Taoiseach.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
The Government has agreed to examine proposals for an NCT-style test for rented accommodation in the wake of a shocking exposé on overcrowded and dangerous private housing for tenants.
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has today defended his objections to a housing development in his own constituency.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2017
The Government has come under renewed pressure to bring in radical measures to tackle the housing crisis after the number of homeless burst past the 8,000 mark in July.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017