"When this job in CHI came up, it sounded really interesting, and after interviewing I was certain that it was going to be a great fit, it even gave me the “warm and fuzzies”."
"When I started here, there was quite a culture shock as I went from a large multicultural corporate environment that was high-octane and aggressive, to an organisation that really values and appreciates their staff. You are not taken for granted, you’re not just a number.” —Interview with Liana Unger, Risk and Compliance Officer
Thanks to the generous donations from Co-operative Housing Ireland and other institutions, three students from Cork City were given the opportunity to travel to Switzerland to attend the first European Student-led Housing Symposium in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland. These students are members of a grassroots group who are looking to create a Student Housing Cooperative for third-level and apprenticeship students living in Cork City.
We were in our other home for 14 years. The landlady was an elderly lady, so there was a chance she could sell the house. She had signed a contract for five years with the council and it had been three and half years at the point we were offered the CHI home.
I give a lot of my time to the community centre and majorettes. My heart is with the majorettes. I’m in the community centre tonight until 10 pm with them. My sister, Caroline, has been doing it since she was about three or four. She used to bring me with her, she kind of reared me, she’d bring me with her everywhere she’d go I’d follow behind.
“The Member Association here have been planning to launch this entrance stone to mark our estate for many months” – Fruithill Manor resident
I’m originally from Albania but I have been living in Ireland for over 20 years. I have a son who is fifteen and goes to school locally. He stays here three days a week. He loves computers and gaming. Beforehand I was living in Ballymack in Tralee. It was an apartment above a pub and restaurant. It felt like I was living in a nightclub, it was so loud every weekend.
I’m so looking forward to Christmas in the new home. Halloween too. We didn’t go trick or treating but this year there are loads of houses so my daughter is going trick or treating for the first time this year in the estate. My life revolves around my little girl.
I have been living in the Republic of Ireland for the last 26 years, and I’ve been renting for most of that time. I owned a house for a short period, but only for about three or four years. I’ve mainly been renting for most of that time, primarily in Tralee, but I’ve worked all over the country.