Co-operative Housing Ireland launches 31 new homes in Clare

Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr PJ Ryan, launched 31 BER A3-rated homes, provided by Co-operative Housing Ireland, in Gleann Cora, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare on Tuesday 12th October 2021. Discussing the new homes in Gleann Cora, Chairperson of Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) Pearse O’Shiel said, “Developments like this in Gleann Cora, Newmarket-on-Fergus, are of vital importance. Housing need is often …

Co-operative Housing Ireland welcomes the publication of Housing for All

Tuesday 7th September 2021 Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) welcomed the publication of Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland – the government’s housing plan to 2030 yesterday. The strategy comes as Minister Darragh O’Brien TD, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage visited several of CHI’s housing developments in Barraduff Co. Kerry. Commenting on Housing for All strategy, …

Despite Pandemic Co-operative Housing Ireland delivered record 454 homes in 2020

Wednesday, 28th July 2021: Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke, and Cathaoirleach of Kildare, Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil today launched Co-operative Housing Ireland’s 2020 Annual Report. The organisation delivered a record number of 454 homes last year despite the challenge of the pandemic. Minister Burke and Cllr Ó Cearúil …

‘Housing for All’ presents an opportunity to solve the housing crisis

–writes Eoin Carroll – CHI Policy and Communications Manager The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) forecasts that housing output for this year will be 18,000 – similar to 2018 – far short of targets but understandable due to the impact of Covid-19. Voices including the ESRI and Davy Stockbrokers, quoted by Eoin Burke-Kennedy in The Irish Times, are suggesting …

#BuildingCommunities | Finding a home after losing everything

Co-operative Housing Ireland is delighted to present this short film created by BBC StoryWorks as part of Housing Europe’s Social Housing Film Festival. The film features the story of CHI Members Mustafa Babilli, his wife Muna, their son Mohammad and daughter Maram, who lost their home in Aleppo as a result of the outbreak of the Syrian War. Through the …

Rebuild Better Together Conference 2021

1st July 2021 @ 10am to 1pm- via Zoom. Co-operative Housing Ireland are delighted to work with other like-minded co-operative organisations to bring you “Rebuild Better Together” – an online conference exploring co-operative responses to current economic and social challenges. Interested in co-operative approaches to climate crisis, community building and fair employment? Co-operatives and co-operators from across this island of …

CHI Book Club

Member Grace O’Reilly from Gorey, Co. Wexford discusses how our new CHI Book Club found their first read. CHI’s Engagement Manager Anthony Burrowes set up the Book Club earlier this year, where a group of CHI Members nationwide have joined forces. After introductions were made through Bookclubz.com, a website that supports the management of book clubs, we suggested some books …

‘Coop Conversations’ features CHI Member

We are delighted to have Member Emma Liebherr featured on Co-operative Housing International’s podcast, ‘Coop Conversations’ today. Emma and her family recently moved into a CHI home in Carlow, which is part of our South Leinster Co-operative. Emma spoke to Julie La Palme of Co-operative Housing International about family life in her new place. Emma’s new home is a three-bed …

Retrofitting homes for a comfortable future

Co-operative Housing Ireland recently began works with Kingdom Installations at Westcourt, Dublin 8, to retrofit energy upgrades at the estate as part of the SEAI’s National Home Retrofit scheme. The scheme is a key initiative of the Government’s climate action plan to reduce domestic emissions from six million tonnes in 2017 to less than four million tonnes by 2030 through …

We’re hiring! Are you CHI’s new Corporate Support Executive?

CHI is seeking a full time permanent Corporate Support Executive to work 35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday. The role will be based out of our Head Office at 11/12 Warrington Place, Dublin 2 and report to the CEO and Head of Corporate Services. The Corporate Support Executive is responsible for assisting the CEO and Head of Corporate Services …

CHI’s International Women’s Day Celebrations

To mark International Women’s Day, CHI was delighted to host a number of events to celebrate with its Members and staff. Our online activities focused on this year’s theme of ‘Women in Leadership’. Thank you to everyone who supported and participated. We look forward to celebrating with you again next year. Here are some of the highlights. 8th March – …

“The upgrades have made a huge impact on our home and daily living”

CHI was delighted to have SEAI upgrades undertaken by Kingdom Installations at Kilcronan Court in Clondalkin last year. SEAI upgrades range from new insulation to heating control improvements and make warmer and more energy efficient homes. Member Roslyn Byrne spoke to us about her experience of the upgrades and how her family have been coping during Covid-19. “We moved into …

Covid-19 update to Members

Dear Member,As you are aware Covid-19 is still active in the community and level 5 restrictions apply to all counties until 31 January 2021. These actions are being taken to protect our whole community. Our Offices remain closed, but we are still actively supporting members: • If you need us, please call your local office. You can also email [email protected]

A Christmas Story

A few weeks ago An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, launched Co-operative Housing Ireland’s newest development in Brookhill, Carrigaline, Cork, just in time for Christmas. Ross, Dorota and their two children spoke to Eve Kelliher in the Irish Examiner just before Christmas. We’re moving house. Will Santa Claus know where to find us?’ Cork dad Ross O’Keeffe tells us why moving into their forever …

“Turnkey homes are essential to addressing the housing crisis”

Taoiseach launches 69 new homes for Christmas Taoiseach Micheál Martin has today launched Co-operative Housing Ireland’s Brookhill estate of 69 affordable family homes in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. The development of A-rated homes was achieved through partnership with Cork County Council, the Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Homeland Group. “This is a good news …

“It was a dream to have my own home again”

Co-operative Housing Ireland launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Mary, who lives Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.   “I think during the first lockdown, most people didn’t know what to …

“This place feels so much more like home”

Co-operative Housing launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Anna*, who moved into her home in Deakin Court, Drumcondra last year.   “We moved into our new home here …

“There is life beyond the pandemic”

We were delighted this year to have new residents move into a brand-new housing estate in Wicklow. One such resident is Winifred, who is sharing her story as part of our ‘No Place like Home campaign’. “I feel very lucky to have moved into a new home. I work with the Simon Community and sometimes work at home due to …

Co-operative Housing Launches its 2019 Annual Report

2019 was a landmark year for Co-operative Housing Ireland, with the organisation delivering 371 new homes throughout the country, 50% more than the previous year, furthering its mission to become a vibrant national organisation with a footprint across the country. This is a record number for the Organisation and follows on from a record year in 2018. Co-operative Housing Ireland …

“I have a fine and snug home no matter what happens – I’m extremely lucky”

Séan Murphy is originally from Curracloe, Co. Wexford. He turned 80 this year during the Covid-19 restrictions, with neighbours and family coming together at a distance to ring in the end of his 80th year. He moved to Castlebridge almost seven years ago, a small town a few miles outside of Wexford. He spent five years living in an apartment …

Co-operative Housing Ireland launches ‘No Place like Home’

“Home has become more important than ever during this pandemic” Co-operative Housing Ireland has today launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign. The campaign explores the importance of home during Covid-19. It focuses on the lived experiences of CHI Members during the pandemic and what having a secure home means to them in such uncertain times. The launch coincides with …

Covid-19 Update for Members

Dear Member, As you are aware Covid-19 continues to be active in the community and affects our daily lives. It is important we all do what we can to prevent the spread of Covid by adhering to guidelines.  Easing of restrictions From Monday, 12th April, travel restrictions will ease to allow people to move within their own county or within …

Conversations with – Dr. Katriona O’Sullivan

Co-operative Housing Ireland held a conversation with Dr. Katriona O Sullivan in honour of International Women’s Day. The theme of the day was ‘Women in Leadership’. At 15, Katriona was expecting her first child and living in a squat – today she is a lecturer and researcher in psychology. She spoke to us about her experiences of education as a …

Co-operative Housing News Winter 2020-21

The Winter Edition of Co-operative Housing News is now available online. Covid-19 continues to affect how we live our daily lives. As an organisation we are hopeful for the possibilities that 2021 presents in these challenging times. Ensuring that the services we provide to our Members have been maintained is a priority of ours throughout Covid-19 restrictions. We have been …

We’re looking forward to Christmas when things are back to some sort of normal

Co-operative Housing Ireland launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Amanda who lives in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare with her two sons. “I think the first lockdown was very tough …