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Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Where there are issues arising, both my department and I are continuing to liaise with officials, local authorities and local action groups on how they may be overcome,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “We know that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on housing delivery targets and the Government have said we will do all that we can to make up for any loss. The refurbishment and re-letting of vacant social housing stock is vitally important in this regard,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about Simon Harris ) : “Having met previously with members of the Union of Students in Ireland, I know they were particularly concerned about students being asked to pay up to a year’s rent in advance and having to provide lengthy termination notices. The measures Cabinet have approved today will go some way towards alleviating the concerns raised,” “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students – this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "Having met previously with members of the USI, I know they were particularly concerned about students being asked to pay up to a year's rent in advance and having to provide lengthy termination notices," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Any plans for the further advancement of this or any other proposed development for George’s Dock is a matter for Dublin City Council” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Our local authorities have a lead role on the management of our public spaces and they are working incredibly hard to deal with the challenges of this summer’s outdoor focus in a responsive and balanced way. "Across the country they continue to provide for additional public spaces to facilitate outdoor dining, with the costs associated with outdoor dining licenses now waived for the year. "Other measures being taken range from the provision of additional parklets outside premises to the pedestrianisation of streets. "Our local authorities are also in regular contact with local businesses, An Garda Síochána and other local stakeholders to provide every support possible for a safe outdoor summer that we can all enjoy” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Winning a Blue Flag or a Green Coast Award is a collective effort, with local authorities, An Taisce, coastal communities and other volunteers on the ground all playing their part” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “I want to offer my sincere congratulations to each of the communities who have won these most prized awards. Winning a Blue Flag or a Green Coast award is a collective effort with local authorities, An Taisce, local coastal communities and other volunteers on the ground all playing their part,” External link

eecho Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "The programme will also lead to an added economic benefit with further employment generated for local builders, carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians etc.," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “I’m acutely aware of lots of people, particularly who bought in the mid 2000s would have smaller houses, and with their families having grown up, they have basically outgrown where they are” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien says : “I think there is a good opportunity for us now in our country to bring about a more stable environment for the rented sector,” External link

todayfm Friday, May 14, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "We want to tackle this and tackle it head on," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 14, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about Kerry County Council ) : "While my Department works closely with the successful applicants in respect of project funding, responsibility for the advancement of URDF supported projects through the various stages of planning, development and completion is, in the first instance, a matter for the Sponsoring Agency, in this case Kerry County Council," External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “I just want to let people know that we are treating it with the urgency and the priority that it absolutely requires, but no I don’t see that we are going to have settled on our options by tomorrow,” “I think we will be meeting this week on our options,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “The response on the ground has been an impressive combined effort between the Fire Service, the NPWS and the Air Corps which has thankfully resulted in the fire being brought under control,” External link

agriland Monday, May 10, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "Each local authority must have in place a credit committee and it is a matter for the committee to make the decision on applications for loans, in accordance with the regulations, having regard to the recommendations made by the Housing Agency" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “we need to see supply increase across the board, and how we do that is we cannot do that by just sitting back and doing nothing, or indeed doing the same that has been done over the last few years” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “We need to see supply increase across the board, and how we do that is we cannot do that by just sitting back and doing nothing, or indeed doing the same that has been done over the last few years,” “We do need radical measures, we do need interventions to help those who are actually locked out of the housing market. But also to boost supply because this year, because of the shutdown as well, we could be as low as 12-14,000 housing completions. I hope we’ll make up for lost ground, but we need to be delivering 33,000 homes per year” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “We’ve calibrated the scheme to ensure that it’s focused and targeted at those who need it,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “This is for people who would be above the social housing limits, working people… a minimum 25% below-market rent with secure long-term rents,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "On the issue of sewerage treatment capacity, wastewater capacity and freshwater capacity, it is a great frustration for many people. We have discussed this ourselves and we are doing a couple of things right now. " External link

limerickleader Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “While the exact cause of these events is still to be determined, wildfires do not occur naturally in Ireland. The main cause of such conflagrations is thought to be the deliberate starting of fires without concern for the emergency services, the local wildlife, habitat, communities or even private property close by,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "We are all aware that the hospitality and restaurant sector, and indeed the wider tourism sector, have suffered the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, both this year and last year," "We know this summer will see a lot of outdoor dining and these regulations will offer some respite to businesses who otherwise would pay significant street furniture licence fees and have to make planning applications for coverings and awnings," External link

anglocelt Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "We are all aware that the hospitality and restaurant sector, and indeed the wider tourism sector, have suffered the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, both this year and last year," "We know this summer will see a lot of outdoor dining and these regulations will offer some respite to businesses who otherwise would pay significant street furniture licence fees and have to make planning applications for coverings and awnings," External link

offalyindependent Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “While the exact cause of these events is still to be determined, wildfires do not occur naturally in Ireland. The main cause of such conflagrations is thought to be the deliberate starting of fires without concern for the emergency services, the local wildlife, habitat, communities or even private property close by,” “And they are set knowing them to be illegal. The devastation this has caused cannot be overstated” External link

thejournal Monday, April 26, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "This emergency donation is another example of the Irish people's extraordinary generosity of spirit and clear desire to want to help our international friends. " External link

irishmirror Monday, April 26, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "This emergency donation is another example of the Irish people's extraordinary generosity of spirit and clear desire to want to help our international friends. " External link

irishmirror Monday, April 26, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “The response on the ground has been an impressive combined effort between the Fire Service, the NPWS and the Air Corps which has thankfully resulted in the fire being brought under control,” External link

agriland Monday, April 26, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about John Moran ) : “I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for all his work on behalf of the LDA since his appointment in January 2019. John has played a key role in setting the strategic direction of the LDA, putting in place corporate governance structures for the organisation and overseeing the initial LDA projects and strategic initiatives. He has also performed a vital communications role in highlighting the central role that the LDA will play in delivering and implementing Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s plan to create sustainable communities and help reduce urban sprawl". "In particular, I would like to note the major contribution that John has made in developing the LDA’s regional city strategies and the various master-planning processes underway in our cities in conjunction with the relevant local authorities. In time, these processes will bear fruit in terms of balanced regional growth in Ireland. I know John is involved in other important initiatives and I wish him well in those ventures” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “It is vital that we continue to deliver the appropriate measures to ensure that all individuals experiencing homelessness are supported to exit into permanent housing solutions and that those with complex health and mental health needs are provided with the supports they need,” External link

thejournal Friday, April 2, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Any plans for the further advancement of this or any other proposed development for George’s Dock is a matter for Dublin City Council,” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “My Department are currently making regulatory arrangements to facilitate new housing projects or new phases of housing projects, where commencement notices were submitted during the shutdown so that they can commence on site as promptly as possible,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:37:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien says : “I understand that point. That’s why I wanted at least some of the construction sector to open during this lockdown: I wanted data to show the impact of the decision,” “People can see the effect of it now. We’re down 800 homes per week. A family wrote to me to say they are building a house but currently they have to live in a mobile home on the site” External link

irishtimes Friday, March 26, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Any plans for the further advancement of this or any other proposed development for George’s Dock is a matter for Dublin City Council” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 22, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Waterways Ireland and the Local Authorities with Fáilte Ireland, have worked effectively to develop this Masterplan for the Shannon Region which will over the next 10 years, with the support of my Department, deliver a series of projects impacting on the economy and jobs whilst protecting and enhancing the valuable environmental, social and cultural values of the Shannon". "I welcome this launch, coming at a time when the tourism and hospitality industries need support to reboot and I look forward to working with my colleagues across government to support its implementation” External link

offalyexpress Monday, March 15, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “wildfires do not occur naturally in Ireland". "The main cause of such conflagrations is thought to be the deliberate starting of fires without concern for the emergency services, the local wildlife, habitat, communities or even private property close by” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT



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Brendan Smith stated ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “The need to bring back to habitable condition vacant council houses is an issue I have raised with successive Housing Ministers and I am very glad that Minister O’Brien in less than a year has made substantial funding available to local authorities to make necessary progress in this area. This year’s significant programme of work along with last year’s successful scheme will make a real difference,” External link

anglocelt Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

John Moran said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “My term actually expired at the end of January and Darragh O’Brien had asked me to extend until May 1 because he wanted the legislation in the Dail before appointing a new board. He has it reasonably well-advanced at this stage” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “In this respect, we would ask that part 7, section 56 of the bill be amended to protect the role of councillors in the disposal of council land,” “Disposal of property is a key reserve function of [council] members. We would ask there would be an amendment to that. I've no doubt the minister [Darragh O'Brien] would listen to the pushback from local authorities on this,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 12, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Verona Murphy said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “I urge the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to take action immediately to put an end to this Stalinist regime and to remove the regulator” External link

independent-ie Monday, April 5, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Verona Murphy said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “I urge the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to take action immediately to put an end to this Stalinist regime and to remove the regulator” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 2, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Marc MacSharry said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : "I want to thank Minister O'Brien for listening and embracing the vision and belief that I and all of us in Sligo share in our potential as the growth capital of the North West region," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Boyd Barrett said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “There is likely to be a slew of unjust evictions if the government lifts the eviction moratorium on 5 April” “It is unconscionable that Minister Darragh O Brien would allow that to happen. It will restart the cycle of evictions that has driven the homelessness crisis,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

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Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Where there are issues arising, both my department and I are continuing to liaise with officials, local authorities and local action groups on how they may be overcome,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “We know that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on housing delivery targets and the Government have said we will do all that we can to make up for any loss. The refurbishment and re-letting of vacant social housing stock is vitally important in this regard,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students - this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about Simon Harris ) : “Having met previously with members of the Union of Students in Ireland, I know they were particularly concerned about students being asked to pay up to a year’s rent in advance and having to provide lengthy termination notices. The measures Cabinet have approved today will go some way towards alleviating the concerns raised,” “We do need to increase the availability of accommodation for students – this is the most effective way to provide real choice and options. I will continue to liaise with Minister Harris and the USI on this matter,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "Having met previously with members of the USI, I know they were particularly concerned about students being asked to pay up to a year's rent in advance and having to provide lengthy termination notices," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Any plans for the further advancement of this or any other proposed development for George’s Dock is a matter for Dublin City Council” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Our local authorities have a lead role on the management of our public spaces and they are working incredibly hard to deal with the challenges of this summer’s outdoor focus in a responsive and balanced way. "Across the country they continue to provide for additional public spaces to facilitate outdoor dining, with the costs associated with outdoor dining licenses now waived for the year. "Other measures being taken range from the provision of additional parklets outside premises to the pedestrianisation of streets. "Our local authorities are also in regular contact with local businesses, An Garda Síochána and other local stakeholders to provide every support possible for a safe outdoor summer that we can all enjoy” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Winning a Blue Flag or a Green Coast Award is a collective effort, with local authorities, An Taisce, coastal communities and other volunteers on the ground all playing their part” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “I want to offer my sincere congratulations to each of the communities who have won these most prized awards. Winning a Blue Flag or a Green Coast award is a collective effort with local authorities, An Taisce, local coastal communities and other volunteers on the ground all playing their part,” External link

eecho Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "The programme will also lead to an added economic benefit with further employment generated for local builders, carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians etc.," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “I’m acutely aware of lots of people, particularly who bought in the mid 2000s would have smaller houses, and with their families having grown up, they have basically outgrown where they are” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien says : “I think there is a good opportunity for us now in our country to bring about a more stable environment for the rented sector,” External link

todayfm Friday, May 14, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "We want to tackle this and tackle it head on," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 14, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about Kerry County Council ) : "While my Department works closely with the successful applicants in respect of project funding, responsibility for the advancement of URDF supported projects through the various stages of planning, development and completion is, in the first instance, a matter for the Sponsoring Agency, in this case Kerry County Council," External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “I just want to let people know that we are treating it with the urgency and the priority that it absolutely requires, but no I don’t see that we are going to have settled on our options by tomorrow,” “I think we will be meeting this week on our options,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “The response on the ground has been an impressive combined effort between the Fire Service, the NPWS and the Air Corps which has thankfully resulted in the fire being brought under control,” External link

agriland Monday, May 10, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "Each local authority must have in place a credit committee and it is a matter for the committee to make the decision on applications for loans, in accordance with the regulations, having regard to the recommendations made by the Housing Agency" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “we need to see supply increase across the board, and how we do that is we cannot do that by just sitting back and doing nothing, or indeed doing the same that has been done over the last few years” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “We need to see supply increase across the board, and how we do that is we cannot do that by just sitting back and doing nothing, or indeed doing the same that has been done over the last few years,” “We do need radical measures, we do need interventions to help those who are actually locked out of the housing market. But also to boost supply because this year, because of the shutdown as well, we could be as low as 12-14,000 housing completions. I hope we’ll make up for lost ground, but we need to be delivering 33,000 homes per year” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “We’ve calibrated the scheme to ensure that it’s focused and targeted at those who need it,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “This is for people who would be above the social housing limits, working people… a minimum 25% below-market rent with secure long-term rents,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "On the issue of sewerage treatment capacity, wastewater capacity and freshwater capacity, it is a great frustration for many people. We have discussed this ourselves and we are doing a couple of things right now. " External link

limerickleader Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “While the exact cause of these events is still to be determined, wildfires do not occur naturally in Ireland. The main cause of such conflagrations is thought to be the deliberate starting of fires without concern for the emergency services, the local wildlife, habitat, communities or even private property close by,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "We are all aware that the hospitality and restaurant sector, and indeed the wider tourism sector, have suffered the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, both this year and last year," "We know this summer will see a lot of outdoor dining and these regulations will offer some respite to businesses who otherwise would pay significant street furniture licence fees and have to make planning applications for coverings and awnings," External link

anglocelt Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "We are all aware that the hospitality and restaurant sector, and indeed the wider tourism sector, have suffered the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, both this year and last year," "We know this summer will see a lot of outdoor dining and these regulations will offer some respite to businesses who otherwise would pay significant street furniture licence fees and have to make planning applications for coverings and awnings," External link

offalyindependent Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “While the exact cause of these events is still to be determined, wildfires do not occur naturally in Ireland. The main cause of such conflagrations is thought to be the deliberate starting of fires without concern for the emergency services, the local wildlife, habitat, communities or even private property close by,” “And they are set knowing them to be illegal. The devastation this has caused cannot be overstated” External link

thejournal Monday, April 26, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "This emergency donation is another example of the Irish people's extraordinary generosity of spirit and clear desire to want to help our international friends. " External link

irishmirror Monday, April 26, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : "This emergency donation is another example of the Irish people's extraordinary generosity of spirit and clear desire to want to help our international friends. " External link

irishmirror Monday, April 26, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “The response on the ground has been an impressive combined effort between the Fire Service, the NPWS and the Air Corps which has thankfully resulted in the fire being brought under control,” External link

agriland Monday, April 26, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said ( about John Moran ) : “I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for all his work on behalf of the LDA since his appointment in January 2019. John has played a key role in setting the strategic direction of the LDA, putting in place corporate governance structures for the organisation and overseeing the initial LDA projects and strategic initiatives. He has also performed a vital communications role in highlighting the central role that the LDA will play in delivering and implementing Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s plan to create sustainable communities and help reduce urban sprawl". "In particular, I would like to note the major contribution that John has made in developing the LDA’s regional city strategies and the various master-planning processes underway in our cities in conjunction with the relevant local authorities. In time, these processes will bear fruit in terms of balanced regional growth in Ireland. I know John is involved in other important initiatives and I wish him well in those ventures” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “It is vital that we continue to deliver the appropriate measures to ensure that all individuals experiencing homelessness are supported to exit into permanent housing solutions and that those with complex health and mental health needs are provided with the supports they need,” External link

thejournal Friday, April 2, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Any plans for the further advancement of this or any other proposed development for George’s Dock is a matter for Dublin City Council,” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “My Department are currently making regulatory arrangements to facilitate new housing projects or new phases of housing projects, where commencement notices were submitted during the shutdown so that they can commence on site as promptly as possible,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:37:00 AM EAT

Darragh O Brien says : “I understand that point. That’s why I wanted at least some of the construction sector to open during this lockdown: I wanted data to show the impact of the decision,” “People can see the effect of it now. We’re down 800 homes per week. A family wrote to me to say they are building a house but currently they have to live in a mobile home on the site” External link

irishtimes Friday, March 26, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Any plans for the further advancement of this or any other proposed development for George’s Dock is a matter for Dublin City Council” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 22, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “Waterways Ireland and the Local Authorities with Fáilte Ireland, have worked effectively to develop this Masterplan for the Shannon Region which will over the next 10 years, with the support of my Department, deliver a series of projects impacting on the economy and jobs whilst protecting and enhancing the valuable environmental, social and cultural values of the Shannon". "I welcome this launch, coming at a time when the tourism and hospitality industries need support to reboot and I look forward to working with my colleagues across government to support its implementation” External link

offalyexpress Monday, March 15, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Darragh O Brien said : “wildfires do not occur naturally in Ireland". "The main cause of such conflagrations is thought to be the deliberate starting of fires without concern for the emergency services, the local wildlife, habitat, communities or even private property close by” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy7.55%EN08/26/201726/08/2017
spokesperson for foreign affairs0.94%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
spokesperson for foreign affairs and trade1.89%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
foreign affairs spokesman15.09%EN01/30/201730/01/2017
spokesman13.21%EN01/30/201730/01/2017
spokesperson0.94%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
foreign affairs spokesperson0.94%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
goalkeeper0.94%EN08/20/201620/08/2016
politician0.94%EN08/16/201616/08/2016
minister0.94%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
senator23.58%EN02/23/201523/02/2015
leader33.02%EN02/11/201511/02/2015
Names Lang Count
Darragh O'BrienEN49.64%
Darragh O’BrienEN38.85%
Darragh O BrienEN11.15%
Darragh O�BrienEN0.36%


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Brendan Smith stated ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “The need to bring back to habitable condition vacant council houses is an issue I have raised with successive Housing Ministers and I am very glad that Minister O’Brien in less than a year has made substantial funding available to local authorities to make necessary progress in this area. This year’s significant programme of work along with last year’s successful scheme will make a real difference,” External link

anglocelt Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

John Moran said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “My term actually expired at the end of January and Darragh O’Brien had asked me to extend until May 1 because he wanted the legislation in the Dail before appointing a new board. He has it reasonably well-advanced at this stage” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “In this respect, we would ask that part 7, section 56 of the bill be amended to protect the role of councillors in the disposal of council land,” “Disposal of property is a key reserve function of [council] members. We would ask there would be an amendment to that. I've no doubt the minister [Darragh O'Brien] would listen to the pushback from local authorities on this,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 12, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Verona Murphy said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “I urge the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to take action immediately to put an end to this Stalinist regime and to remove the regulator” External link

independent-ie Monday, April 5, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Verona Murphy said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “I urge the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to take action immediately to put an end to this Stalinist regime and to remove the regulator” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 2, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Marc MacSharry said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : "I want to thank Minister O'Brien for listening and embracing the vision and belief that I and all of us in Sligo share in our potential as the growth capital of the North West region," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Boyd Barrett said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “There is likely to be a slew of unjust evictions if the government lifts the eviction moratorium on 5 April” “It is unconscionable that Minister Darragh O Brien would allow that to happen. It will restart the cycle of evictions that has driven the homelessness crisis,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT