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#Damien English

From TheJournal.ie Flooding continues to affect many areas but Storm Jorge caused 'no major reported incidents' Aftermath

Flooding continues to affect many areas but Storm Jorge caused 'no major reported incidents'

Minister of State Damien English thanked State bodies after helping to ensure the storm passed “without significant incident”.

From TheJournal.ie In a first, the Planning Regulator has urged a minister to reverse decision for east Cork retail village Damien English

In a first, the Planning Regulator has urged a minister to reverse decision for east Cork retail village

Under legislation, Minister Damien English has two weeks to decide whether to accept or reject the regulator’s recommendation.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates Damien English

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for same-day water testing at Irish beaches after spills at wastewater plants Same-day Sampling

Calls for same-day water testing at Irish beaches after spills at wastewater plants

A swimming ban was put in place at several locations in Dublin this week following an overflow from the wastewater treatment plant in Ringsend.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures Record Numbers

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids' Homeless To Home

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'

Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry Pmv Trust

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry

The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Regeneration plan launched for Dublin's St Teresa's Gardens Housing

Regeneration plan launched for Dublin's St Teresa's Gardens

Construction of the first phase of the project, 54 social homes, is due to commence in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages Retirement Homes

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation Housing Committee

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010' Reusing Dublin

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

From TheJournal.ie 'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach Anti-homeless Devices

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

From TheJournal.ie €9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing Housing

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

From TheJournal.ie 'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing Rebuilding

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing

South Dublin County Council is the first local authority area to have zero unfinished developments.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

From TheJournal.ie Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water? Industrial Strife

Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?

The government is saying it’s not.

From TheJournal.ie It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help For Rent

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help

An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday No Room At The Inn

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

From TheJournal.ie Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite Opinion

Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite

Fianna Fáil’s efforts to paint Fine Gael as a party of the elite are fatally undermined by this week’s budget, according to junior minister Damien English.

From TheJournal.ie Innovation minister says losing the Web Summit is actually a 'success story' Lisbon Bound

Innovation minister says losing the Web Summit is actually a 'success story'

Damien English said it’s another example of an Irish company doing well internationally.

From TheJournal.ie Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science Research

Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science

Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'doesn't know' what was written on his hand during Prime Time debate Notes On A Scandal

Minister 'doesn't know' what was written on his hand during Prime Time debate

Damien English’s notes were the talk of Twitter…

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton says the government doesn't control Irish Water's bonus structure Drip Drip Drip

Richard Bruton says the government doesn't control Irish Water's bonus structure

Meanwhile, the company’s insisting that bonuses of up to 19 per cent of an employee’s pay are only given “in exceptional cases”.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks' Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official McNulty-gate

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official

Minister of State for Skills Damien English says that it’s a party matter.

From TheJournal.ie Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TDs to run marathon for Yes vote in referendum Children's Rights

Fine Gael TDs to run marathon for Yes vote in referendum

Fine Gael Deputies Liam Twomey and Damien English will run to raise money for Barnardos, and encourage people to vote Yes in the Children’s Referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Kenny right - did people go 'mad with borrowing'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Kenny right - did people go 'mad with borrowing'?

Enda Kenny has caused a political storm after his comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But is he right?

From TheJournal.ie Criticism of Taoiseach's 'mad with borrowing' comments is 'a bit silly' – FG TD Mad With Borrowing

Criticism of Taoiseach's 'mad with borrowing' comments is 'a bit silly' – FG TD

Damien English said that people knew exactly what Enda Kenny meant when he said yesterday that “people simply went mad with borrowing” during the economic boom.

From TheJournal.ie Parties clash over pre-election economic plans Irish Economy

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans

Is FG changing its policies every day? Does Labour want to hand power to the EU? Is FF’s plan vague with “woolly targets”?