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 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 Ireland are looking for a small number of students to become members of Ireland’s first student housing co-op.
Co-operative Housing Ireland has made a submission to the Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness. The submission calls for the Committee to develop a shared, long-term vision for housing provision in Ireland. Co-operative Housing Ireland has also made a number of suggestions to boost housing supply in the short and medium terms.
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.
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.
Two Community and Voluntary sector representatives have emerged to contest the forthcoming Seanad election following an historic collaboration between the majority of nominating bodies on the Administrative Panel.
Article 18 of the Constitution of Ireland provides for Senators elected as panel representatives to be “persons having knowledge and practical experience of…social services including voluntary social activities”.
Co-operative Housing Ireland’s second annual Housing Sentiment Survey, published today, has confirmed a worsening housing situation across the country for tenants in its year on year comparison.
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.
Co-operative Housing Ireland is the new name for NABCO, the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland since 1973.
NABCO, Ireland's national co-operative housing provider, published its annual report at its Annual General Meeting in Dublin today. The report highlights some of the key successes of 2014 including the delivery of more than 80 new homes in Dublin and Munster as well as the opening of a new office for NABCO Dublin City Co-operative at Camac Crescent, Inchicore.
New housing at Parkton Mews, Enniscorthy is the first housing co-operative to be opened in the south east and was officially opened by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD today. Vice Chairman for Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr. James Browne represented Wexford County Council.
Convergence is a sustainable living festival that Cultivate Living and Learning have curated since 2000. For this, the 20th Convergence, a number of workshops, facilitated conversations, field trips and conferences organized by different co-operatives, or organisations promoting co-ops, are being offered across the island.
At the National Q Mark Awards in Dublin this evening, NABCO received an award for its quality management systems. The Association has been a member of the EIQA, which awards the Q Mark, since 2013.