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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy Targeted By Protesters At Count Centre

By Kiara Keane

May 27, 2019 at 10:58am

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy was once again heckled by activists at the RDS in Dublin on Sunday.

Murphy was surrounded by protesters at the venue for the second time over the weekend as he arrived for the European and local election count.

The housing activists chanted "you can stick your co-living up your arse” and "Murphy, Leo, out, out, out" as Murphy waited for the election of a local candidate.

The Independent reports that People Before Profit candidate for Kimmage/Rathmines, Peter Dooley, who was eliminated during the elections, was one of those at the centre of the protest.

Murphy did not respond to the protesters and was then shielded by Gardaí and RDS security.

Earlier this month, Murphy faced fresh controversy when he said that co-living housing offered an “exciting” choice to young workers, while housing charity Threshold has labelled them “21st century bedsits with a glossy makeover”.

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