It wasn’t ever easy to save for first mortgage’ – Taoiseach under fire for ‘dismissive’ comments about plight of first-time buyers

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar   Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of dismissing the plight of thousands of young people seeking to buy their first home after he said it has “never been easy” to get a mortgage. In an attempt to defend the Government’s record on housing, the Taoiseach said […]

Murphy defends fee for agents who let to homeless

According to a report, Eoghan Murphy has defended the €500 placement fees for letting agents who house homeless families, despite landlords labelling the move “concerning and disturbing”. The Housing Minister said he supported any move to house homeless families, but wasn’t aware of all “individual lease arrangements” such as the placement fees. However, he earlier […]