One Year On: Retrofitting Homes in Westcourt, Dublin
The deep energy retrofit of 46 CHI homes in Westcourt, Dublin 8, began this time last year and included attic insulation, the installation of new windows and doors, and fitting new air-to-water heat pumps. We spoke to Phyllis and Bridget about the differences the energy upgrades had made to their lives.
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan was presented with a painting by CHI Member and artist Jennifer Loughran to celebrate the end of phase one of Co- operative Housing Ireland’s ‘Improving Warmth and Wellbeing’ programme.
Co-operative Housing Ireland launched Baunacloka Heights, an estate of 71 homes at Mungret Gate, Mungret, Co. Limerick yesterday 28th March 2022. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Daniel Butler and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, TD officially opened the development.
CHI launched St Canice’s Hall, Finglas, Dublin 11, a development of 32 homes yesterday, 2nd March 2022. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, officially opened the development.
Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr PJ Ryan, launched 31 BER A3-rated homes, provided by Co-operative Housing Ireland, in Gleann Cora, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare on Tuesday 12th October 2021.
Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) welcomed the publication of Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland – the government’s housing plan to 2030 yesterday.
Co-operative Housing Ireland was delighted to launch Inbhear na Sionna, an estate of 47 two storey houses and apartments delivered by CHI in partnership with Clare County Council in response to the housing need in the area.
Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke, and Cathaoirleach of Kildare, Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil today launched Co-operative Housing Ireland’s 2020 Annual Report. The organisation delivered a record number of 454 homes last year despite the challenge of the pandemic.
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) forecasts that housing output for this year will be 18,000 – similar to 2018 – far short of targets but understandable due to the impact of Covid-19. Voices including the ESRI and Davy Stockbrokers, quoted by Eoin Burke-Kennedy in The Irish Times, are suggesting radical levels of housing output.