Development Team

Head of New Business 

Padraic Clancy is Head of New Business, leading the Co-operative Housing Ireland Development Team. Padraic has over 20 years in Property Acquisition and holding a Honours Degree in Surveying and a National Diploma in Estate Management. Padraic has managed properties on behalf of NAMA, all major Banks and receivers and is a specialist in voids management and security.

Contact: (01) 661 2877




Border Midlands and West

Alan Cunniffe MRUP, Prof. Dip. Project Mgmt., MIPI, joined Co-operative Housing Ireland in 2016.  Alan is our Regional Development Manager for the Border, Midlands and Western region. A Chartered Town Planner with over 13 years’ experience working for local authorities in conjunction with regional bodies, state agencies and the private sector. Alan has significant experience writing planning policy and assessing large scale residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects. He holds a Masters in Regional and Urban Planning from UCD and a Professional Diploma in Project Management from the IPA. Alan is an active member of the Irish Planning Institute, sitting on the Public Sector Committee. Contact: (086) 171 9993


Gavin has over 20 years' experience working in housing; developing and delivering support services for homeless people; general needs housing - in both housing management & development, specialist housing for older people and regeneration. During this time he has worked for what are now Thames Reach and Phoenix Futures in the UK and Clùid Housing in Ireland. Gavin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. 

Contact: (021) 487 9010