CHI Step Challenge in Partnership with Walker Tracker

Step into the Summer with the new CHI Step Challenge with Walker Tracker. During the month of June, you will be able to join CHI Members across the country to a Step Challenge using the Walker Tracker app. Travel the coast of the Mediterranean, through images and videos as you increase your steps throughout the month. Most importantly there will …

Housing Notices

Credit on your rent account If you have more than one month’s credit on your rent account please contact us with your bank details and we will transfer excess funds to you. We would recommend depositing your money in another major co-operative, the Credit Union. Building a relationship with the Credit Union will help provide you with access to credit …

International Women’s Day Events

To mark International Women’s Day, 8th March, we held weeklong events in celebration and recognition of women in our community, focusing on the theme of ‘Women in Leadership’. Day one was a coffee morning to take time out and toast the launch of International Women’s Day, by sharing experiences and discussing the history of women and their role in our …

Kilcronan Community Library

After seeing a post on CHI’s Member Engagement Facebook Group about the popularity of community libraries across the country during the pandemic, the Kilcronan Court community decided to do the same in their community. With a can-do attitude they sourced books from community donations with the support of the local council office. They used an old storage drawer as a …

Join the Co-operative Housing Ireland Book Club

Is there a better way to spend an evening than sitting back and reading a book? Become a Member of the CHI book club today. Please note there are only 20 spots, so don’t miss your chance! You can sign up here. Once everyone has signed up, we will email you a link to the CHI bookclubz.com page. Bookclubz is …

Member Notices

Board Skills Training Our next Board Skills Training Programme is open to all Members and will run online in Spring. If you are interested please contact: [email protected] This training may help you in your work or volunteering with other organisations and there is no obligation or commitment to join any CHI board or committee. There is no charge, but you …

Brookhill launch Carrigaline, Co. Cork

We were delighted to have Taoiseach Micheál Martin launch Brookhill, an estate of 69 family homes in Carrigaline, Co. Cork on 7th December 2020. The A-rated homes were made possible through partnership with Cork County Council, the Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Homeland Group. Speaking at the launch, CHI CEO Kieron Brennan said, …

Member notices:

Online rent payment To align with Government advice on social distancing and to safeguard staff and members, CHI have introduced two additional rent payment options for Members. CHI Member Website: You can now pay rent via cooperativehousing.ie Simply log on to the home page and select ‘Online Payments’ The minimum payment accepted by CHI is €30 There is a mandatory …

Our Childcare Team are delighted to be back up and running supporting Members’ with their childcare needs

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our three childcare centres had to close for several weeks. During that time staff engaged in Continuous Professional Development courses to continue to ensure best practice within each of our centres. The team were also busy preparing for the reopening of services post-lockdown. The three Centres, Brookview, St Finian’s and Island Key, all re-opened in late …

“The community here are very supportive, and we all kept in contact during lockdown.”

We’ve been delighted to hear positive stories of community and support from our Members in the Munster Co-operative. Peter Gatnarek, a resident of Rooskagh Valley in Shanagarry, Cork, tells us how his family have been during Covid-19 restrictions. “I was lucky during lockdown that my day-to-day wasn’t affected too much. I work in retail so was still doing my usual …

“There is life beyond the pandemic and so many things to look forward to”

We were delighted earlier this year to welcome residents to the brand-new development, Hazelbrook Rise, part of the Avoca Co-op. One such resident is Winifred Kelly. “I feel very lucky to move into a new home this year. I work with the Simon Community and sometimes work at home due to Covid-19.  In Simon, we have our fingers on the …

Inaugural meeting of the Avoca Co-operative Housing Society

The inaugural meeting of the Avoca Co-operative Housing Society took place in Rathnew Community Centre on a sunny evening in late July. Although members had to wear masks and socially distance due to restrictions, we were delighted to see a great sense of curiosity and excitement among the group.  Kieron Brennan, CEO of Co-operative Housing, welcomed everyone to the meeting. …

Happy Birthday Seán

Community celebrates a special birthday in Wexford Celebrations were in the air on 12th May at Willow View in Castlebridge, Co. Wexford where some Members of the Slaney Co-operative came together at a distance to mark the birthday of Seán Murphy, their oldest neighbour. Members of the estate gathered in solidarity for a community clap ringing in Seán’s 80th year. …