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11/04/2018

“Housing Ourselves” - conference on community led design and co-housing

Co-operative housing Ireland and its member, Cloughjordan Co-housing, will participate in a conference bringing together people with an interest or involvement in co-operative housing, co-living projects, community land trusts, community development, planning, green building and social finance.

07/10/2017

Co-operative Housing Ireland publishes annual report for 2016

More than 70 representatives from the eleven member socities of Co-operative Housing Ireland attended an Annual General Meeting in Cork to hear the association's results for the year 2016.  The report highlights successes that include the delivery 191 new homes across the country and the creation of a new co-operative for the Connacht region.

Community Led Housing seminar

24 Feb 2017 | 0 comments
A seminar on Community Led Housing will take place at the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8 on Tuesday, 4th April.  The seminar will look at practical steps to support the delivery of co-operative housing, co-housing and community land trusts.

Co-operative legislation review

07 Feb 2017 | 0 comments
The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 - 2014 are the main legislative framework for the registration and regulation of co-operatives in Ireland.  These Acts, which have remained largely unchanged since the time of Queen Victoria, are currently subject to review by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Co-operative Housing Ireland publishes annual report

26 Sep 2016 | 0 comments
Co-operative Housing Ireland, the national federation for co-operative housing, published its annual report at its Annual General Meeting in Dublin on Saturday.  The report highlights some of the key successes of 2015 including the delivery of more than 100 new homes in Dublin and Munster as well as the opening of a new co-operative society in Leinster.

Census figures underline need for construction programme

14 Jul 2016 | 0 comments
Preliminary figures for Census 2016 released today by the CSO underline the need for a new national housing construction programme.  The population of the country has grown by close to 170,000 people, but fewer than 19,000 additional homes have been provided – one home for every nine new people.

Co-operative Housing Ireland welcomes publication of report of Dail Committee on Housing and Homelessness

17 Jun 2016 | 0 comments
Co-operative Housing Ireland has welcomed the recommendations of the Dail Committee on Housing and Homelessness to address the housing crisis.  The Committee has called for a programme that would increase the level of housing provision over the coming five years from 35,000 new homes to 50,000.  This ambitious new target has the potential to make a significant impact in beginning to address significant underlying structural problems in Irish housing supply.

Co-operative Housing comes to Waterford

22 Apr 2016 | 0 comments
People who are interested in having a say in designing their own homes are being invited to consider co-operative housing as part of a new initiative in Waterford City.  An information evening on the idea will take place on Wednesday, 27th April at The Granary on Hanover Street in the City at 7pm.

Information for rental co-operative members

11 Apr 2016 | 0 comments
From April of this year, Co-operative Housing Ireland, along with all other approved housing bodies, was brought under the remit of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), when the relevant sections of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect.  The process is under way to register existing tenancies with the Board.

Major new co-operative housing scheme announced for north Dublin

19 Nov 2015 | 0 comments
Co-operative Housing Ireland is to provide homes for 39 families at a vacant site in Richmond Road, Drumcondra, Co. Dublin. The homes will be developed at a cost of €10.5million with construction due to commence in the first half of 2016. The first occupants are expected to take up residence in 2017.

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