Cooperative News

Covid-19 Update – 28th March – please read

Dear Member, As you are aware new restrictions in relation to Covid-19 came into force on 27th March 2020. These actions are being taken to protect our whole community. We need to update you on how you can get in contact with us during this time. We will still be actively working to support you, […]

Covid-19 Update – 19th March – Member Communication – please read

Dear Member, We are doing our best to restrict the spread of Covid-19 whilst at the same time maintaining a service to our members. We are practicing Social Distancing which means that there are a few changes to the way we work.   • At the moment our offices are not open for walk-in queries. […]

Covid-19 Update – 13th March

Co-operative Housing Ireland is reviewing the Covid-19 situation on a daily basis.   At this point there is no change to the service that we provide to our members.  However, please be aware that we are prioritising our repairs calls and some less urgent calls may take a bit longer to be addressed.

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 […]

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? […]