“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 …

Covid-19 letter to Members

Dear Member, As you are aware Covid-19 is still active in the community and a range of government restrictions still apply. These actions are being taken to protect our whole community. A letter has been written to Members following the Government’s announcement of Level 5 restrictions, click here. Our Offices remain closed, but we are still actively supporting members: If …

“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 …

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 Connery who lives in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare with her two sons. “I think the first lockdown was very …

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 – …

Co-operative Training Opportunities

The provision of education and training to members is a core tenet of the co-operation, falling under Principle 5 of the Rochdale Co-operative Principles: “Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders …

Our April Events

Co-operative Housing Ireland is always delighted to provide our members and those interested in cooperatives with the opportunity to attend events that encourage and promote the cooperative ethos. This coming April we, in collaboration with a number of others, including Forsa trade union, the Dublin Food Co-op, the Dublin Brewing Co-op and the Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland, have …

New Co-operative Housing at Tyrrelstown Park – Fingal

A €48.76 million construction contract for a new mixed tenure co-operative housing development comprising 233 houses and apartments is proceeding on a site at Tyrrelstown Park, off Tyrrelstown Road, Mulhuddart, provided by Fingal County Council. The planning/design, financing and contract arrangements were made by the Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI). The mixed tenure housing development comprises co-operative social rented houses and …

Co-operative Rental in Loughlinstown

Construction of 49 co-operative social rented apartments is advancing at Riverside, Loughlinstown Drive, off Wyatville Road. The €10.7 million contract is due to be completed later in 2009. The site was allocated by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for this co-operative social rented apartment building. Funding support is being provided by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government …