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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, …

Major new co-operative housing scheme announced for north Dublin

Co-operative Housing Ireland is to provide homes for 39 families at a vacant site in Richmond Road, Drumcondra, Co. Dublin. The homes will be developed at a cost of €10.5million with construction due to commence in the first half of 2016. The first occupants are expected to take up residence in 2017. The development at Richmond Road will combine a …

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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 …

Co-operative Housing Ireland publishes annual housing sentiment survey

Co-operative Housing Ireland’s second annual Housing Sentiment Survey, published today, has confirmed a worsening housing situation across the country for tenants in its year on year comparison. Long term rental as opposed to home ownership is becoming more the norm as 58% of tenants give up on the idea of home ownership and the duration of tenancies increased. Fear of …

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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 …

Call for applicants for nomination as candidates for election in the Administrative Panel of Seanad Éireann

Article 18 of the Constitution of Ireland provides for Senators elected as panel representatives to be “persons having knowledge and practical experience of…social services including voluntary social activities”. Co-operative Housing Ireland is one of a number of nominating bodies for the Seanad Administrative Panel that are seeking applications from individuals who wish to be nominated as a candidate for the …

Community and Voluntary sector organisations initiate fresh approach to Seanad elections

Two Community and Voluntary sector representatives have emerged to contest the forthcoming Seanad election following an historic collaboration between the majority of nominating bodies on the Administrative Panel. The initiative saw an advertisement placed in the national media seeking applications from those with particular knowledge and practical experience of the Community and Voluntary sector. An Independent Selection Committee, chaired by Professor …

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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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Information for rental co-operative members

From April of this year, Co-operative Housing Ireland, along with all other approved housing bodies, was brought under the remit of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), when the relevant sections of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect.  The process is under way to register existing tenancies with the Board. There will be no noticeable difference to the …

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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 …

Co-operative Housing comes to Waterford |2016|

People who are interested in having a say in designing their own homes are being invited to consider co-operative housing as part of a new initiative in Waterford City.  An information evening on the idea will take place on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 at The Granary on Hanover Street in the City at 7pm. Co-operative Housing Ireland is the organisation …

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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. …

Co-operative Housing Ireland submission to Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863404535{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 62px !important;}”][vc_column_text] Co-operative Housing Ireland submission to Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness [/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 welcomed the recommendations of the Dail Committee on Housing and Homelessness to address the housing crisis.  The Committee has called for a programme that …

Students sought for Ireland’s first student housing co-op

Co-operative Housing Ireland has welcomed the recommendations of the Dail Committee on Housing and Homelessness to address the housing crisis.  The Committee has called for a programme that would increase the level of housing provision over the coming five years from 35,000 new homes to 50,000.  This ambitious new target has the potential to make a significant impact in beginning …