Ireland’s Homeless Crisis: The Next Great Famine

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We now have probably the greatest crisis of homelessness since World War II. There are at least 25,000 – 40,000 people homeless in Ireland. Yes, we count the people staying in hostels, hotels, B&B’s – these are the lucky ones according to Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Vanity and Boxer Shorts. Murphy goes on to say that the thousands who have gone home to their parents and who have a couch for a bed are not homeless. But first we must look at Mr Murphy and his background (mentioned in the media).


Now, people may ask why I am doing this today? Simple. Politics is the dirtiest game in any town globally but the Fine Gael elite have no problem digging up the dirt on Gerry Adams, Mary-Lou MacDonald, and even Fianna Fail TD’s when the time is appropriate or to put it in a simpler way, when the opportunity comes their way. Fine Gael in the past decade have been to the fore in an attacking any party that criticises them but the main party they attack is Sinn Fein. We will never forget the speech by Doherty in the Dail a few years ago in relation Mairia Cahill and all her allegations that were never proved in a court of law. Regina is well known for her little tantrums and bitter and snide comments against other members and staff in Dail Eireann.

Now the Blueshirts stand in the dock today. Murphy born 1982, private school right the way through. St. Michael’s College, South Dublin and then on to University in London. Murphy did some minor degree in some type of science (I am not too sure if even grasps what he did himself). In 2009 he won a seat on the Rathdown/Pembroke council.

Irish Independent > Political unknown who topped poll is grandson of disgraced accountant
7 June 2009 12:00 AM

A 27-year-old political unknown who topped the poll in the Pembroke-Rathmines area of Dublin is a grandson of the late, disgraced accountant Russell Murphy.

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy gave up a speechwriting/advisor job in a UN agency working for nuclear disarmament last summer to take his chances on a domestic political career.

His poll-topping performance for Fine Gael casts a big cloud over any ambition by former Tanaiste/PD minister Michael McDowell to join Fine Gael in the hope of returning to the Dail for Dublin South East.

Mr Murphy will have his own power base within legal circles through his father Henry Murphy SC.

“I’ve no family background in politics and they think I am crazy,” Mr Murphy said.

His interest in nuclear disarmament started while studying international relations in King’s College, London, and then working for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, in Vienna.

He said he was looking forward to the challenge of switching his focus from global disarmament to local and community issues.

Russell Murphy gained notoriety after his death when it emerged that he had embezzled funds placed with him by celebrities including broadcaster Gay Byrne and playwright Hugh Leonard.

When Eoghan Murphy returned to Ireland, he was jobless. It is alleged he went to three jobs – a buyer in Dunnes Stores, manager of a local Spar shop in Ranelagh, and as a male model in Brown Thomas. He failed in his pursuits. Eoghan than turns his head towards local politics on the advice of his Daddy Lawyer Henry and gets the seat as stated above. From there Eoghan, the Nuclear Ban Murphy gets a seat as a Fine Gael TD in Leinster House. Murphy is in charge as the Minister for Housing and he is responsible for the greatest cock-up and disaster in modern political life. Sinn Fein are putting a motion forward in two weeks time of No Confidence in Murphy but to the shock of the people of Ireland and especially the homeless/transients, Micheal No Balls Martin won’t back the No Confidence vote. This proves that FG/FF are now known as the new Chuckle Brothers! FF have lost their way in Irish politics now and if they don’t stand for something urgently they will be washed away into oblivion.


Back to Murphy. Eoghan is a complete and utter Dublin 4 snob. He also is proud of his Tory accent (Kings College University) and his ambition, it is alleged, is to be a Tory MP one day. In the meantime, sadly for the Irish people he has lost his way and is out of his depth in the housing disaster that is so critical at the moment in this country. Eoghan has no vision, no experience, and no foundation for hard politics, for hard decisions, he completely bluffs his way day by day and Varadkar is doing his best to fill in the vacuum. In the meantime thousands of children are going to school from hotel rooms, B&B’s and hostels (some taking three buses each way to get to school). Murphy is proud of his Grandfather Russell and has all the ingredients of grandiosity and self importance. Eoghan Murphy buys his shirts privately in Paris, he shops only in Brown Thomas and he once boasted in a Southside pub that his socks alone cost £80. This to me is the worst case of vanity since Warren Beatty.


Murphy likes five foreign holidays a year, yachting, helicopters, private small planes and he goes to the Formula 1 races in Monaco. Now can somebody explain to me how this precious pup is in charge of the greatest scandal of modern times. Irish citizens are homeless while he for the past eight weeks has been on holidays; he can walk beaches in Kerry, in Leo’s favorite colours! I ask the people of Dublin 4 today from Ringsend to Donnybrook – Do not vote this idiot Murphy in again if they call a snap election. If ever Ireland needed a Minister with experience in relation to housing or lack of it, a minister with compassion, it is now. It is paramount that Murphy stands down. It may even save lives. One young mother took her own life a few months ago; leaving small children alone, because of the homelessness crisis. Murphy has no idea. He is clueless to the pain and suffering that is out there. Some years ago former FG TD Lucinda Creighton was speaking at a private event in South Dublin when someone in the audience asked her about Eoghan Murphy. She replied words to the affect – Eoghan is getting so fond of himself, that he goes home each evening and licks himself all over like a Dublin 4 Persian tom cat. That sums up Murphy.

A couple of years ago, giving an interview, when he worked under Michael Noonan former FG, Murphy stated that FG would never go into Government with the Shinners. He said they were into robberies, racketeering and diesel smuggling.


Well, let us turn the page and ask Murphy about his Grandpa Russell. Russell loved the high life; he loved dining out six nights a week; he loved global travel; he loved Punchestown and the Galway Races with a female on each arm; he loved all things that gave him the quality of personal satisfaction. The only problem was is that he was spending the money of Gay Byrne and Hugh Leonard, unknown to the two unfortunate famous men.

When Russell passed over to the Spirit World and Gaybo was reading the audit it is claimed that his balls hit the ground in shock. Gaybo had to cancel his retirement for seven years and return to work. Leonard almost drank himself to death (with the paltry sum left). In the meantime Gay spent years on the airways whingeing about Russell, his best buddy, who relieved him of so much of is money. Kathleen spent her time playing the piano to calm her nerves and the song went Russell – the man that broke the banks of Monte Carlo. I ask Minister for Tents and Hostels today, is there a difference between robbing banks according to his own words and the Shinners and Grandpa Russell robbing the boxers of Gaybo and Leonard and others we may not know of.


I will close on a serious note. The crisis is now epidemic. Ireland has its own in-house migrant crisis. If we cannot house our own citizens, where are we going as a Nation. Eoghan Murphy is out of his depth. I have nothing personal against Murphy but this is politics and he has failed the Irish people but more importantly and more seriously he has failed the vulnerable children who deserve better than a hostel or a B&B. The Constitution says we are all equal in Irish society. Murphy has failed in his duties within the realm of the Irish Constitution; he must go immediately and Micheal Martin should grow balls urgently and back the No Confidence motion in getting Murphy out.


  1. “Next Great Famine” is appropriate, with Irish government’s housing policy now classified as a national emergency:

    … as protests are building in numbers, diversity & urgency in Dublin:

    … amid inconsistencies between what the government is saying and what people are experiencing on the streets, whether victims of homelessness or sympathisers:

    … and finally this feature showing where the Establishment’s heart is; a 15-year-old not allowed to stay with his mother at a B&B due to “lack of space”, with the court sending him to the Oberstown juvenile detention centre:

    Occupation & protest history:


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