“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 …

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 …

We had great fun doing our Avondale Park Lockdown Bingo

We have been inspired by the community-based initiatives delivered by Members during lockdown, such as the Bingo nights in Avondale Park in Mulhuddart, part of the Dublin West Co-op. Organiser and resident Ann-Marie Reid hopes they can hold more events in the future. I must say, lockdown has been hard, but we had great fun doing Bingo with other residents …

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 …

Oldest Housing Co-operative

What is the World’s Oldest Housing Co-operative?

How has an idea over 175 years old, been applied to housing co-operatives and more interestingly (to us at least), when was this idea of co-operating in line with the Rochdale Pioneers seven co-operative principles applied to housing, and what has it meant for how people around the world view housing? There is much debate about co-operatives and their history, …

April Events

Our April Events Recap

April was a busy month for us in terms of events and collaboration with other like-minded organisations. We are always looking to work with organisations and individuals to promote the co-operative message, so if you have any ideas for future events, or new locations for events we’ve mentioned here, do reach out to us by clicking here. April 4th – …