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.

ICSH Finance & Development Conference, 25-26 October 2018

The ICSH Finance & Development Conference, supported by Gas Networks Ireland will take place on the 25th & 26th October 2018 at the Lyrath Conference Centre, Kilkenny.  

The Finance Conference has this year extended to include Development as we reflect on the shifting landscape within the social housing sector and the strong connections linking financial capacity with development.  The 2018 Finance and Development Conference reflects the need to drive forward the delivery of social housing to the scale and extent that will provide homes under the objectives of Rebuilding Ireland.  

Tier One and Community-Based Housing Association Seminar

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Ashling Hotel, Dublin



The ICSH is delighted to host its 3rd Tier One Seminar in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday the 18th September 2018.

This seminar is suitable for board members and staff of smaller housing associations and attendees will benefit from a full programme that includes:

Housing Associations Deliver 1/3 of All Long-term Social Housing in 2017

Today, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) will launch the Housing Association Activity Report 2017. The report demonstrates that housing associations have been working flat-out in recent years to rebuild Ireland’s social housing stock.  In 2017, 1 in every 3 new long-term social homes were delivered by housing associations. That’s 2,330 homes through a combination of build, acquisition and leasing.