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11/04/2018

“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.

07/10/2017

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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NABCO publishes annual report for 2014

17 Oct 2015 | 0 comments
NABCO, Ireland's national co-operative housing provider, published its annual report at its Annual General Meeting in Dublin today.  The report highlights some of the key successes of 2014 including the delivery of more than 80 new homes in Dublin and Munster as well as the opening of a new office for NABCO Dublin City Co-operative at Camac Crescent, Inchicore.

Wexford families benefit from county’s first housing co-operative

16 Oct 2015 | 0 comments
New housing at Parkton Mews, Enniscorthy is the first housing co-operative to be opened in the south east and was officially opened by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD today.  Vice Chairman for Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr. James Browne represented Wexford County Council.    

Co-operatives are focus of Convergence 2015

06 Oct 2015 | 0 comments
Convergence is a sustainable living festival that Cultivate Living and Learning have curated since 2000. For this, the 20th Convergence, a number of workshops, facilitated conversations, field trips and conferences organized by different co-operatives, or organisations promoting co-ops, are being offered across the island. 

NABCO Wins National Q Mark Title

25 Sep 2015 | 0 comments
At the National Q Mark Awards in Dublin this evening, NABCO received an award for its quality management systems.  The Association has been a member of the EIQA, which awards the Q Mark, since 2013.

Board appointments

14 Aug 2015 | 0 comments
NABCO, Ireland’s national federation for the co-operative housing movement, is seeking to appoint new members to its Board.

Co-operatives and elder care in Ireland - conference papers

17 Apr 2015 | 0 comments
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.

Co-operative housing to benefit from investment fund for social housing

18 Feb 2015 | 0 comments
The co-operative housing movement in Ireland will benefit from inclusion in a €300 million investment fund for social housing announced today.  The fund, which is backed by the European Investment Bank and Housing Finance Agency (HFA) will deliver an additional 2,000 units of social housing over the next three years.

Minister James Reilly Re-launches Brookview Childcare and Community Service

05 Feb 2015 | 0 comments
Brookview Childcare and Community Service provides pre-school and afterschool services to children in west Tallaght and has recently been upgraded using funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs through the Early Years Capital Programme 2014. The building, which is an important hub for the local community, has been re-roofed and insulated, new doors and windows have been installed and it is now inviting, warm and finished to a very high standard.

NABCO publishes 2013 Annual Report

15 Dec 2014 | 0 comments
Members of the co-operative housing movement from across Ireland attended the Annual General Meeting of NABCO in Dublin on 13th December.  Attendees included members from co-operative housing developments in Dublin, Munster, Kildare and Connacht.

First Housing Sentiment Survey reveals many people afraid of losing home

01 Dec 2014 | 0 comments
NABCO, Ireland’s co-operative housing provider, has published a Housing Sentiment Survey that explores the issues faced by members of Irish households.   This is the first research of its type that asks ordinary people about the make-up of their household, the challenges that they face, and their housing aspirations. 

NABCO welcomes publication of Social Housing Strategy

26 Nov 2014 | 0 comments
Ireland’s co-operative housing provider today welcomed the publication of a national Social Housing Strategy to 2020.  The Strategy aims to deliver 35,000 homes over the period of the plan to substantially address social housing waiting lists and was launched by Minister Alan Kelly following a visit to a housing co-operative in Dublin City this morning.

NABCO calls for strategic approach to housing in Budget 2015

13 Oct 2014 | 0 comments
In an article in today's Irish Independent, Kieron Brennan has called for a new approach to social housing delivery that recognises its crucial role as a key piece of social and economic infrastructure.  The piece calls for a long-term vision for housing, backed by sustainable financial and policy supports.  Co-operative and voluntary housing providers have responded to the economic downturn by sustaining delivery but the current scale of the housing crisis requires a fresh approach and commitment.  

Homes for 24 Families in West Cork Co-operative

29 Sep 2014 | 0 comments
The homes at the Tannery in Bandon are a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses with open plan living spaces and attractive landscaped gardens close to the centre of the busy west Cork town. NABCO has previously worked with NAMA to deliver a housing development in Cobh, Co. Cork that provided homes for thirteen local families. 

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