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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 …

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Co-operative Housing Ireland publishes annual report

Co-operative Housing Ireland, the national federation for co-operative housing, published its annual report at its Annual General Meeting in Dublin on Saturday.  The report highlights some of the key successes of 2015 including the delivery of more than 100 new homes in Dublin and Munster as well as the opening of a new co-operative society in Leinster. The Annual General …

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Strategy for the rental sector

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863404535{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 62px !important;}”][vc_column_text] Strategy for the rental sector [/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 made a submssion to the development of a strategy for the rental sector in Ireland. The submission makes a number of recommendations to support the long-term development of a balanced, secure, …

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Co-operative legislation review

[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 legislation review [/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]The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 – 2014 are the main legislative framework for the registration and regulation of co-operatives in Ireland.  These Acts, which have remained largely unchanged since the time of Queen Victoria, are …

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Community Led Housing seminar

A seminar on Community Led Housing will take place at the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8 on Tuesday, 4th April.  The seminar will look at practical steps to support the delivery of co-operative housing, co-housing and community land trusts. The seminar is organised by the Society of Co-operative Studies of Ireland and Co-operative Housing Ireland and will feature speakers from …

Co-operative Housing Ireland welcomes publication of report of Dail Committee on Housing and Homelessness

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 …

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Co-operative housing view on the National Planning Framework

[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 view on the National Planning Framework [/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 made a submission to the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (DHPCLG) on the first stage of the development of a National Planning Framework.  In the submission we …

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New Housing Scheme in Doughiska to provide homes for 23 local families

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resource, Sean Kyne TD will open a new housing scheme at Maigh Rua in Doughiska, Galway today, providing homes for twenty-three local families currently on Galway City council’s housing list. The €3.8 million scheme was developed under a joint initiative between Co-operative Housing Ireland and Galway City Council. Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) is the national organisation …

Census figures underline need for construction programme

Preliminary figures for Census 2016 released today by the CSO underline the need for a new national housing construction programme.  The population of the country has grown by close to 170,000 people, but fewer than 19,000 additional homes have been provided – one home for every nine new people. Levels of vacancy in the Irish housing stock have declined since …

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Irish Community Living Unconferences

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resource, Sean Kyne TD will open a new housing scheme at Maigh Rua in Doughiska, Galway today, providing homes for twenty-three local families currently on Galway City council’s housing list. The €3.8 million scheme was developed under a joint initiative between Co-operative Housing Ireland and Galway City Council. Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) is the national organisation …

Building houses, building communities

The following article originally featured in Local Authority News Co-operative Housing Ireland, the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland, expects to launch a range of new housing developments in Dublin in 2018. Orchard Meadows in Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10, a 72-unit development comprising 3-bedroom family homes, is being developed in partnership with Dublin City Council and …

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New Housing Scheme to provide homes for Carlow and Laois Families

A new housing development, Fruithill Manor, located on the Castlecomer Road in Graiguecullen is providing homes for seventy-four families from the Laois/Carlow area. The scheme, developed by Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI), the national organisation for co‑operative housing in Ireland, in partnership with Laois and Carlow County Councils and the National Asset Residential Property Services (NARPS), was launched today by the …

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Leading providers back credit union housing investment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”white” css=”.vc_custom_1551863404535{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 62px !important;}”][vc_column_text] Leading providers back credit union housing investment [/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]Speaking at the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government in the Oireachtas today, representatives of four of Ireland’s housing providers backed calls for proposals from the Central Bank that would …

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Co-operative view on the review of Rebuilding Ireland

Co-operative Housing Ireland has made a submission to the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government (DHPLG) on the review of Rebuilding Ireland calling for a radical review of Irish housing policy.  In the submission, which can be accessed here, we propose: Recognising the need for a radically different long-term approach to housing provision and developing a comprehensive new plan to …