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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.

NABCO shortlisted for Q Mark Award

25 Sep 2014 | 0 comments
Ireland's national provider of co-operative housing has been nominated for a Q Mark Award in Quality Management Systems for the second year in a row.  The award recognises business excellence in all areas of the organisation.

Irish civil society publishes briefing on European Semester

24 Sep 2014 | 0 comments
The Better Europe Alliance had published a guide to Europe 2020 and the European Semester.  The easy-to-understand guide sets out the importance of the Europe 2020 Strategy for coordinating social, environmental and economic goals across Europe. It also outlines how the European Semester is used to ensure that national and EU policies, including commitments in the Stability and Growth Pact are aligned.

Think youth, think cooperative!

01 Jul 2014 | 0 comments
The European Youth Forum (the platform of youth organisations in Europe) is convinced that some of the biggest issues facing us today can only be addressed by people co-operating and that youth cooperatives can represent a strong resource for youth autonomy and inclusion. It is crucial to innovate and find new answers to the general slowdown in economic activity and the explosion of social inequalities and unemployment. Giving more space and recognition to cooperatives and social entrepreneurship is one of them.

NABCO announce appointment of new CEO

20 Jun 2014 | 0 comments
NABCO, the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland are  delighted to announce that Kieron Brennan will be joining NABCO as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer following an extensive recruitment process, which involved both national and international candidates. Mr Brennan joins NABCO from his his role as CEO of the Irish League of Credit Unions which he has held since 2008 and he will start his new position on the 16th September  2014.

NABCO to deliver 20 new homes in Dublin

09 May 2014 | 0 comments
NABCO, Ireland's national co-operative housing organisation, today commenced works that will deliver 20 much-needed new co-operative homes in Dublin's Inchicore.  The new apartments at Camac Crescent will be completed and occupied in the autumn of this year.

CoopStarter - international support for new co-op business

07 Apr 2014 | 0 comments
The current economic crisis is hitting European businesses hard, and younger generations are paying most of the bill. European co-operators are convinced that now more than ever co-operatives are the business model of the future and that they are key to sustainable prosperity. As co-operative organisations, we feel a great responsibility to find ways to contribute to a solution to unemployment, especially for young people.

NABCO shares best practice in energy retrofitting

13 Mar 2014 | 0 comments
Speaking at the SEAI's national Energy Show today, NABCO's Director of Development, Geoff Corcoran shared the Association's experience of developing warmer homes for co-operative members.  NABCO has played a leading role in delivering the SEAI's Better Energy Area Based Warmer Homes initiative in the Dublin region.

Co-operative Manifesto for European elections

03 Mar 2014 | 0 comments
NABCO, Ireland's national body for the co-operative housing movement, has announced its support for the 2014 European Co-operative manifesto.  The manifesto has been produced by Cooperatives Europe, which represents 123 million co-operative members across the continent.

NABCO approved for funding by Housing Finance Agency

28 Feb 2014 | 0 comments
Speaking at a Housing Finance Agency (HFA) seminar in Dublin this morning, Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O'Sullivan TD announced that NABCO had been approved for direct lending by the HFA.  The announcement makes NABCO one of the few Approved Housing Bodies certified for lending from this source.

NAMA units converted to co-operative homes in Cork

02 Jan 2014 | 0 comments
NABCO, Ireland's national representative body for the co-operative housing movement, has provided thirteen new homes for families in Cobh, Co. Cork.  The homes were delivered through a partnership with NARPS, a subsidiary of NAMA established to deliver social housing.

NABCO publishes 2012 Annual Report

09 Dec 2013 | 0 comments
Members of the co-operative housing movement from across Ireland attended the Annual General Meeting of NABCO in Dublin on 7th December.  Attendees included members from new co-operative housing developments in Killiney and Mulhuddart in Co. Dublin.

Gala Dinner closes 40th Anniversary Year

15 Nov 2013 | 0 comments
Members of Ireland's co-operative housing movement gathered at a Gala Dinner in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin last night to clebrate the 40th Anniversary of the foundation of NABCO.  Established in 1973 to represent, promote and develop the co-operative housing movement, NABCO continues to support members to work together to grow and develop communities across Ireland.

International Co-operators gather in Cape Town

04 Nov 2013 | 0 comments
Co-operators from across the world gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this week to discuss plans to deliver the 'Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade' - an ambitious plan to make co-operative enterprise by 2020:

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