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.

Independent Survey Shows High level of Satisfaction Amongst Housing Association Tenants

First sector wide independent tenant experience survey shows high level of satisfaction with housing associations.  The sector is well-placed to ramp-up social housing delivery under  the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness.


ICSH Community Housing Awards 2017 - Application Closing Date 22nd May 2017

The ICSH see the Community Housing Awards as an opportunity to foster deeper engagement with stakeholders, and we’re contacting you now so you can submit your intention to apply in the Community Housing Awards 2017 and begin preparations for your entry submission. The ICSH Biennial Community Housing Awards will be held on 27th-28th September 2017. Please see the attached document for further information on the ICSH Community Housing Awards 2017.

Tipperary County Council Call for Expressions of Interest – Delivering Social Housing

Tipperary County Council is responsible for the delivery of Social Housing in accordance with National Policy and in response to Housing Need in the County.

Tipperary County Council - Repair and lease Scheme

A key action of the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is the Repair and Leasing Scheme. The scheme targets the delivery of social housing units and also ensures that existing housing stock is used to the maximum degree possible. The scheme provides for funding for repair and improvement works to suitable privately owned vacant properties to bring them up to the standard for rented accommodation. The properties are then leased to Tipperary County Council or an Approved Housing Body for a minimum of ten years and the cost of the works is deducted from lease payments over the agreed lease term.

ICSH Regional Member Meetings

Our regional meeting schedule is as follows. To confirm your attendance please contact Mairead Holohan at 01 661 8334 or mairead@icsh.ie






26th April

Cavan (North/East)

Cavan Crystal Hotel


9th May

Dublin (North/East)

Ashling Hotel


10th May

Claremorris (West)

McWilliam Park Hotel


23rd May

Cork (Munster)

Westgate Foundation


1st June

Limerick (Munster)

Clayton Hotel


13th June

Kilkenny (South East)

Hotel Kilkenny





Oaklee Housing: National Development Manager

The National Development Manager will be responsible for contributing to and leading Oaklee Housing’s development strategy and programme. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the National Development Manager will manage and significantly increase Oaklee Housing’s pipeline of housing units predominantly by developing partnerships with key stakeholders including local authorities, developers and auctioneers and by acquiring new sites for development. Overseeing construction of new housing units will also form a part of the role. 

Clanmil Ireland: Chief Executive

As Chief Executive you will lead and shape the direction of strategic and operational activity.  We’re looking for an experienced and versatile individual, with the drive to forge change and innovation within the business and the wider housing sector.

Executive Director of the Mendicity Institution

The role of Executive Director of the Mendicity Institution is an attractive and exciting challenge. As a key member of the organisation, the Executive Director will be expected to work closely with the Board and drive the leadership and management of all staff members, programmes, projects, finances and all other administrative aspects.

THE IVEAGH TRUST: Finance Assistant

The Iveagh Trust, one of Ireland’s leading housing charities, owns and manages circa 1,400 units of accommodation in 6 estates in Dublin City and suburbs. The Trust provides accommodation for the full range of housing needs as well as a large hostel for homeless men and is currently expanding the service it provides in Dublin and beyond.  The Trust is now looking to add to the Finance Team and is seeking applications for the post of :Finance Assistant

Submission of interest: Opportunity to Operate 25 Units of Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) Capacity for Families

To: CEOs/ Directors of Service – Dublin Homeless Service Providers
From: Dublin Region Homeless Executive on behalf of Dublin City Council
Re: Submission of Interest –  Opportunity to operate 25 units of Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) capacity for families as part of the 2017 expansion of homeless services

The National Planning Framework: Ireland 2040 Plan

The ICSH has made a short submission to the first stage of the National Planning Framework process 

Limerick City and County Council: Expression of Interest for Social Housing

Limerick City & County Council is seeking expressions of interest from Building  Contractors, Landowners, Developers and Approved Housing Bodies who have serviced lands, sites with planning permission, partially completed developments, and/or turn key developments in Limerick City and County.

Meath County Council Approved Housing Body Expression of Interest Panel