Welcome to the Irish Council for Social Housing website

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is the national social housing federation representing over 270 housing associations across Ireland.

This website aims to provide information on the role of the ICSH in developing housing policy, the services we offer to our members, an overview of social housing provision in Ireland and information on latest news and events.

Housing Association Activity Report 2018

This is our Activity Report on the output of Housing Associations in 2018. The increased delivery reflects the sector’s ambition and commitment to improve the housing system in Ireland by providing more affordable homes for people on low incomes.


4 out of 10 New Social Homes in 2018 were Delivered by Housing Associations

Today, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) will launch the Housing Association Activity Report 2018. Ireland’s housing association sector provided 3,219 social homes in 2018, 38% of the national total, and took more than 4,000 households off the social housing waiting list. 54% were new build social homes provided by ICSH members to households on the social housing waiting list, 33% were acquisitions and 13% were leased.

Election 2019 Briefing - #housingpledge2019


The housing crisis continues to deepen with many marginalised and lower income households suffering most acutely. The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is asking all political parties and candidates to ensure that access to affordable, good quality, secure accommodation for all households is a central focus for Election 2019.

2019 Regional Meetings

ICSH members are invited to attend our upcoming Regional Meetings which are being held around the country in the coming weeks.

Date Location Venue
Tues 14th May Limerick South Court Hotel
Thurs 16th May Cork Westgate Foundation
Tues 21st May Claremorris McWilliam Park Hotel
Thurs 23rd May Cavan Cavan Crystal Hotel
Tues 11th June Kilkenny Hotel Kilkenny


Member Services 2019

Have a look at our Member Services 2019 publication. In it we highlight the benefits of ICSH membership, sector highlights from 2018 as well as key stakeholder engagement events. We've also listed some of the key strategic issues for 2019.