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IrelandHousing Minister Eoghan Murphy to offer incentives to homeless people to move out of Dublin

12:50  25 august  2019
12:50  25 august  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to offer incentives to homeless people to move out of Dublin © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Homeless people queue for food at College Green, and inset, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy plans to offer incentives to homeless people to move out of Dublin.

A package of supports for families in emergency accommodation willing to decamp to other parts of the country will be discussed by the Cabinet next month.

The Fine Gael politician said: “There will be families – and I know this because we have met some – who would be open to relocating outside of Dublin. And that can be supported.”

Minister Murphy spoke of “sweeping reforms” including putting those who twice refuse social housing in their area of choice “to the bottom of the list”.

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said the increase in homeless numbers is very Martin O'Connor of COPE Galway said it was important to point out that the latest national homeless These people should, he said, be in council housing . Fr McVerry called for a moratorium on He said that under the Minister 's watch thousands of children have lost years of their young lives to homelessness .

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he had been “very unfairly” treated by Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha after he was sharply Mr Mac Donncha, a Sinn Féin councillor, said he had in June invited Mr Murphy to attend this month’s council meeting to discuss homelessness and

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to offer incentives to homeless people to move out of Dublin © Provided by The Press Association Eoghan Murphy He has come increasingly under fire with the latest figures showing the number registered as homeless topping the 10,000 mark for the fifth consecutive month.

Asked about offering incentives to those living in hotels in Dublin to move outside the capital he said it was something that was actively being considered.

He told Village Magazine: “We are currently working on social housing reforms that will speak to that issue.

“First and foremost, though, if a family is in emergency accommodation in Dublin the best place for them to be, more than likely, is in the community... where the kids are going to school.

“But there will be families – and I know this because we have met some – who would be open to relocating outside of Dublin. And that can be supported.

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“We will be discussing that at Cabinet level in September.”

Minister Murphy said he would be bringing forward “a series of sweeping proposals” before the end of the year to speed up the process of allocating social housing.

He warned: “Where someone refuses a social home in their area of choice, if they do that twice then they will go to the back of the queue.

“They will go to the bottom of the list, to allow other people waiting a chance to move into a home.”

In a wide-ranging interview the Housing Minister admitted he’d put his foot in his mouth over his description of co-living and that the homeless crisis is “an incredibly complex challenge”.

Rejecting criticism of how he’s handled his portfolio he said: “I intend on fixing the crisis in housing – that’s my ambition.”

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However, Minister for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said that new family presentations in Dublin are down for the second month in a row. In a statement, Kerry Anthony said "this cohort of homeless individuals find it most difficult to move on once they have entered homelessness ."

Withdrawing support not solution to homeless families refusing HAP, says Housing Minister . The veteran homeless campaigner said families having to move out of hotel accommodation was a More work needs to be done to ensure that the accommodation being offered to people is right for

Last month in an interview with the Irish Mirror Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stood by Mr Murphy, adding: “We all know who caused the housing crisis. It was caused by Fianna Fail when they were in Government.”

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