Ireland's national provider of co-operative housing has been nominated for a Q Mark Award in Quality Management Systems for the second year in a row. The award recognises business excellence in all areas of the organisation.
The Better Europe Alliance had published a guide to Europe 2020 and the European Semester. The easy-to-understand guide sets out the importance of the Europe 2020 Strategy for coordinating social, environmental and economic goals across Europe. It also outlines how the European Semester is used to ensure that national and EU policies, including commitments in the Stability and Growth Pact are aligned.
The European Youth Forum (the platform of youth organisations in Europe) is convinced that some of the biggest issues facing us today can only be addressed by people co-operating and that youth cooperatives can represent a strong resource for youth autonomy and inclusion. It is crucial to innovate and find new answers to the general slowdown in economic activity and the explosion of social inequalities and unemployment. Giving more space and recognition to cooperatives and social entrepreneurship is one of them.
NABCO, the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland are delighted to announce that Kieron Brennan will be joining NABCO as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer following an extensive recruitment process, which involved both national and international candidates. Mr Brennan joins NABCO from his his role as CEO of the Irish League of Credit Unions which he has held since 2008 and he will start his new position on the 16th September 2014.
NABCO, Ireland's national co-operative housing organisation, today commenced works that will deliver 20 much-needed new co-operative homes in Dublin's Inchicore. The new apartments at Camac Crescent will be completed and occupied in the autumn of this year.
The current economic crisis is hitting European businesses hard, and younger generations are paying most of the bill. European co-operators are convinced that now more than ever co-operatives are the business model of the future and that they are key to sustainable prosperity. As co-operative organisations, we feel a great responsibility to find ways to contribute to a solution to unemployment, especially for young people.
A seminar to be held in Dublin will explore how local communities can use the co-operative model to generate and sell their own energy.
Speaking at the SEAI's national Energy Show today, NABCO's Director of Development, Geoff Corcoran shared the Association's experience of developing warmer homes for co-operative members. NABCO has played a leading role in delivering the SEAI's Better Energy Area Based Warmer Homes initiative in the Dublin region.
NABCO, Ireland's national body for the co-operative housing movement, has announced its support for the 2014 European Co-operative manifesto. The manifesto has been produced by Cooperatives Europe, which represents 123 million co-operative members across the continent.
Speaking at a Housing Finance Agency (HFA) seminar in Dublin this morning, Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O'Sullivan TD announced that NABCO had been approved for direct lending by the HFA. The announcement makes NABCO one of the few Approved Housing Bodies certified for lending from this source.
NABCO, Ireland's national representative body for the co-operative housing movement, has provided thirteen new homes for families in Cobh, Co. Cork. The homes were delivered through a partnership with NARPS, a subsidiary of NAMA established to deliver social housing.
Members of the co-operative housing movement from across Ireland attended the Annual General Meeting of NABCO in Dublin on 7th December. Attendees included members from new co-operative housing developments in Killiney and Mulhuddart in Co. Dublin.
Members of Ireland's co-operative housing movement gathered at a Gala Dinner in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin last night to clebrate the 40th Anniversary of the foundation of NABCO. Established in 1973 to represent, promote and develop the co-operative housing movement, NABCO continues to support members to work together to grow and develop communities across Ireland.
Co-operators from across the world gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this week to discuss plans to deliver the 'Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade' - an ambitious plan to make co-operative enterprise by 2020:
Auburn Lodge Housing Co-operative in Killiney, Co. Dublin, received a Community Housing Award for Innovative Finance Solutions at a ceremony in Wexford.