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 …

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 …