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.
It is with regret that we announce that Jane Mullins has resigned, for personal reasons, from the Board of Co-operative Housing Ireland. The Board has thanked Jane for her service as a Board member and more recently as Chairperson. Her long contribution to co-operative housing generally was also acknowledged. The Board wishes Jane well in all her future endeavours.
The following article originally featured in Local Authority News
The following article originally appeared in TheJournal.ie
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.
The following article originally appeared in the Leinster Leader
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 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:
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.
A new housing development, Fruithill Manor, located on the Castlecomer Road in Graiguecullen is providing homes for seventy-four families from the Laois/Carlow area.
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.
Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resource, Sean Kyne TD will open a new housing scheme at Maigh Rua in Doughiska, Galway today, providing homes for twenty-three local families currently on Galway City council’s housing list.
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.
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.
Co-operative Housing Ireland has made a submission to the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (DHPCLG) on the first stage of the development of a National Planning Framework. In the submission we propose: