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 Allianz Community Housing Awards 2019

The ICSH is proud to again partner with Allianz for the 2019 Community Housing Awards, which seek to recognise excellence across ten individual categories reflecting the current housing landscape. At a time of increased pressure for delivery from the sector we want to showcase the numerous approved housing bodies and local authorities rising to the challenge and continually making efforts to meet high housing demand.



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.

Social Housing Newsletter - Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 edition of Social Housing has updates on innovations and delivery of new housing schemes from ICSH members all over the country, updates on various aspects of regulation and relevant legislation, news on our recent ICSH Finance & Development Conference 2018 as well as news on ICSH events and activities over the last few months.


Seminar on RTB Dispute Resolution, 27 November 2018

The ICSH held a successful seminar on 27 November in conjunction with the Residential Tenancies Board focusing on the housing association experience of the disputes resolution process under the RTB to date. The seminar included informative presentations from Rosalind Carroll, RTB Director and Claire Diggin, RTB Head of Dispute Resolution on some of the main learnings from their perspective since housing associations came under the Act.

Budget 2019: Ireland Needs Transformative Affordable Rental Housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has questioned the merits of today’s affordable housing proposal and has said that the Government’s failure to introduce an affordable rental scheme is evidence of a lack of vision and housing policy that is failing to evolve. The Programme for Government 2016 committed to introducing a new model of affordable rental housing and this has not been delivered.

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.