Cooperative News

A record-breaking year for Co-operative housing Ireland

    Co-operative housing Ireland delivered a record number of homes in 2019.   This year 371 homes have been provided by CHI, throughout Ireland in Wexford, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny, Dublin, Clare, Cork, Limerick, Cavan, Kilkenny, Kerry, Wicklow, Mayo, Roscommon, Laois, Galway, and Tipperary.   Kieron Brennon, CEO Co-operative housing Ireland said, “Hundreds of families […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Co-operative Training Opportunities

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 [...]

Our April Events

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 [...]

Building houses, building communities

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 [...]

“Housing Ourselves” – conference on community led design and co-housing

“Housing Ourselves” - conference on community led design and co-housing Co-operative housing Ireland and its member, Cloughjordan Co-housing, will participate in a conference bringing together people with an interest or involvement in co-operative housing, co-living projects, community land trusts, community development, planning, green building and social finance.

Co-operative Housing Ireland at the Housing Practitioners Conference

Co-operative Housing Ireland at the Housing Practitioners Conference The Housing Practitioners Conference, organised by the Housing Agency and the Institute of Public Administration, was a 2-day event in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. The event included speakers from the Scottish Government, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Housing Agency, LSE [...]

Interview with Housing Europe Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards

Interview with Housing Europe Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards Tell us a bit about yourself and your background My academic background goes from business and languages at Dublin City University and the University of Ulster to European studies in Leuven University in Belgium, to sustainability in the built environment at East London University. This mix has [...]

A City of Housing Co-operatives – It Exists!

A City of Housing Co-operatives - It Exists! The Bronx in New York City might not be the first place you would think of in relation to co-operative housing. Specifically on this side of the Atlantic, we might consider the Netherlands, Sweden or Germany as key examples of the success of the co-operative housing movement. [...]

Thinking of housing? Think co-operative.

  Thinking of housing? Think co-operative. Many of us are all too familiar with the housing market in Ireland. Looking to rent or buy is a process that inflicts dread upon thousands every year across Ireland. With headlines swirling such as; Buying your first home: Tips to keep you sane through the process, House Hunting? […]

Why Ireland should make better use of co-operative housing

  Why Ireland should make better use of co-operative housing There is no doubt that Ireland is facing some serious challenges when it comes to housing provision. A number of stakeholders are working to address this challenge, but with regard to Ireland, it’s important to take stock of the approach of our peers in Europe. […]