“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 publishes annual report for 2016

More than 70 representatives from the eleven member socities of Co-operative Housing Ireland attended an Annual General Meeting in Cork to hear the association's results for the year 2016.  The report highlights successes that include the delivery 191 new homes across the country and the creation of a new co-operative for the Connacht region.

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"Housing Ourselves" - conference on community led design and co-housing

08 Sep 2017 | 0 comments
Following on from ‘Housing Ourselves Co-operatively’ held in October 2015 and a Co-Housing Salon hosted in October 2016 Cultivate co-operative are hosting a conference to bring 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 to look at how we can make a community-led approach to housing a reality.

Co-operative view on the review of Rebuilding Ireland

11 Aug 2017 | 0 comments
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:

Leading providers back credit union housing investment

04 Jul 2017 | 0 comments
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 allow credit union investment in social housing.

New website for co-operative start-ups released

18 May 2017 | 0 comments
CoopStarter is a starting point for young entrepreneurs setting up cooperative start-ups, providing information on the cooperative model, a step-by-step guide to setting up a cooperative and a list of local support points across Europe, including Co-operative Housing Ireland. Success stories from cooperatives in different sectors and EU countries are also outlined to inspire and encourage European youth to explore the cooperative model for their businesses.

Irish Community Living Unconferences

13 Apr 2017 | 0 comments
Co-operative Housing Ireland is pleased to support Irish Community Living Unconferences - a series of 1 day events that aim to offer people interested in the areas of Community Living, Co-operative Housing and Eco Villages  an opportunity to meet, knowledge share, problem solve and create support networks. This will be achieved through participant generated discussions, communal feasting (potluck meal), and knowledge harvesting.

Community led housing - making it happen

04 Apr 2017 | 0 comments
The Society of Co-operative Studies in Ireland and Co-operative Housing Ireland hosted a one-day seminar bringing together groups from across Ireland who are meeting their own housing needs through direct development.  Speakers from Community Land Scotland and the UK federation of housing co-operatives spoke about some of the ways that communities there have succeeded in delivering new affordable housing projects.

Community Led Housing seminar

24 Feb 2017 | 0 comments
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.

Co-operative legislation review

07 Feb 2017 | 0 comments
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 currently subject to review by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Co-operative Housing Ireland publishes annual report

26 Sep 2016 | 0 comments
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.

Census figures underline need for construction programme

14 Jul 2016 | 0 comments
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.

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