Co-operative Housing Ireland delivers 144 new homes in Co. Wicklow

Minister for Health Simon Harris launched Co-operative Housing Ireland’s new social housing development of 144 residential units at Hazelwood, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow yesterday, 29th January 2020. Families moved into the first 78 homes in Hazelbrook in the run-up to Christmas and a further 66 families will be moving in over the coming weeks. The tenants are also members of the …

Supporting Co-operativism

Co-operative Housing Ireland staff – Pat Moyne, Director of Operations and Helena Clarke, Policy and Communications Manager – recently attended a seminar about the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative in the Centre for Co-operative Studies in University College Cork. Mike Shaw, a founding member of Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative, provided the seminar. He explained that he, and a couple of other …

Ireland wins award for refugee housing programme

Ireland has been named the first ever winner of an international award for promoting community sponsorship as means of providing housing to refugee families. Ireland won the International Award 2019 – at the Community Sponsorship Awards Ceremony in London. This award is in association with the Irish Red Cross, Amnesty international Ireland, UNHCR, The Irish Refugee Council, NASC & Department …

Co-operative Housing Ireland provides homes for 40 Families in Drumcondra

18 July 2019: A new housing development from Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) at Richmond Road in Drumcondra, Dublin is providing homes to 40 families and individuals. The scheme was formally launched today by Minister for Housing, Eoin Murphy TD with Dublin Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe. CHI is the national organisation for co-operative housing in Ireland and the homes are being …

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NABCO announce appointment of new CEO

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 …

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Think youth, think cooperative!

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 …

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Irish civil society publishes briefing on European Semester

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 …

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NABCO shortlisted for Q Mark Award

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. NABCO joined the Q Mark system in 2013 and was awarded the Q Mark on its first assessment.  In its second year of participation, …

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Homes for 24 Families in West Cork Co-operative

The homes at the Tannery in Bandon are a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses with open plan living spaces and attractive landscaped gardens close to the centre of the busy west Cork town. NABCO has previously worked with NAMA to deliver a housing development in Cobh, Co. Cork that provided homes for thirteen local families. The housing model …

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NABCO calls for strategic approach to housing in Budget 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863404535{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 62px !important;}”][vc_column_text] NABCO calls for strategic approach to housing in Budget 2015 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863459368{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}”][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863459368{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}”][vc_column_text]In an article in today’s Irish Independent, Kieron Brennan has called for a new approach to social housing delivery that recognises its crucial role as a key piece of social and …

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NABCO welcomes publication of Social Housing Strategy

Ireland’s co-operative housing provider today welcomed the publication of a national Social Housing Strategy to 2020.  The Strategy aims to deliver 35,000 homes over the period of the plan to substantially address social housing waiting lists and was launched by Minister Alan Kelly following a visit to a housing co-operative in Dublin City this morning. As the representative body for …

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First Housing Sentiment Survey reveals many people afraid of losing home

NABCO, Ireland’s co-operative housing provider, has published a Housing Sentiment Survey that explores the issues faced by members of Irish households.   This is the first research of its type that asks ordinary people about the make-up of their household, the challenges that they face, and their housing aspirations. The report finds that many tenants in private rental accommodation are spending …

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NABCO publishes 2013 Annual Report

Members of the co-operative housing movement from across Ireland attended the Annual General Meeting of NABCO in Dublin on 13th December.  Attendees included members from co-operative housing developments in Dublin, Munster, Kildare and Connacht. At the AGM, President of NABCO Mr. Declan Hudson launched the Annual Report which highlighted the large number of activities that had taken pace in the context …

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Co-operative housing to benefit from investment fund for social housing

The co-operative housing movement in Ireland will benefit from inclusion in a €300 million investment fund for social housing announced today.  The fund, which is backed by the European Investment Bank and Housing Finance Agency (HFA) will deliver an additional 2,000 units of social housing over the next three years. NABCO, which has previously received HFA funding for new social housing …

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Co-operatives and elder care in Ireland – conference papers

Imagine living in a neighbourhood where as you grow older you were able to remain living in your own home with supports provided by a co-operative or move into accommodation where you shaped the service delivered.  This is not a pipe dream but a reality for hundreds of thousands of older people living in Canada and throughout Europe. A seminar …

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Quality award for co-operative childcare service

St Finian’s childcare service picked up a quality award on April 17th, at the Early Childcare Conference, at Croke Park conference centre. This award comes at the highest level of Siolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education.  St Finians is the second co-operative childcare service to be assessed and awarded under the framework, following on from Brookview in Tallaght. In 2002 …

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Board appointments

NABCO, Ireland’s national federation for the co-operative housing movement, is seeking to appoint new members to its Board. Since 1973, NABCO has supported the provision of more than 5,000 homes across Ireland and continues to manage more than 1,800 homes through a network of local co-operatives. We are actively developing new housing across Ireland as well as serving as one …

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Ready, Steady, Coop! – a practical guide for co-operative startups released

NABCO, together with the partners of the CoopStarter consortium, today released “Ready, Steady, Coop – a practical guide for cooperative startups”. This publication is intended to support co-operative development agencies that accompany young people who want to start their own co-operative business. The guide helps organisations run a successful co-operative mentoring programme that is open to all entrepreneurs who intend to start a co-operative. …

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Co-operative Housing Ireland publishes annual report

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. The Annual General …

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Strategy for the rental sector

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863404535{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 62px !important;}”][vc_column_text] Strategy for the rental sector [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863459368{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}”][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863459368{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Co-operative Housing Ireland has made a submssion to the development of a strategy for the rental sector in Ireland. The submission makes a number of recommendations to support the long-term development of a balanced, secure, …