ICSH Annual General Meeting and EGM 2018: 18th June, 2018

The Irish Council for Social Housing would encourage members to attend our 2018 Annual General Meeting on 18th June. The AGM is an occasion for members to review the work of the ICSH during 2017 and reflect on the successes of 2017. We'd also like to welcome Minister Eoghan Murphy to deliver his second ICSH AGM address. A year into his brief, there's a lot to reflect on, and we look forward to his and his officials continued assistance in supporting a housing association sector that can further expand its delivery of social and affordable homes.

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.

ICSH Member Regional Meetings 2018

Wed 18th April Ballincollig, Cork Westgate Foundation 6.30pm
Thurs 26th  April Claremorris, Mayo McWilliam Park Hotel 6.30pm
Tues 1st May Limerick Clayton Hotel Limerick 6.30pm
Tues 15th May Kilkenny Hotel Kilkenny 6.30pm
Thurs 24th May Cavan  Cavan Crystal Hotel 6.30pm
Mon 18th June AGM Ashling Hotel TBC

The ICSH regional meetings are a key event for members and provide a forum where housing associations can meet to discuss current issues of concern with ICSH staff and other relevant stakeholders.

Ireland 2040 Regeneration and Development Agency Commits to Ringfence Public Lands for Affordable Housing

PRESS STATEMENT, Friday, 16th February 2018

The Project Ireland 2040 commitments around Housing and Sustainable Urban Development demonstrate ambition, and the establishment of the National Regeneration and Development Agency indicates a genuine commitment and long-term strategy to ringfence public and state lands for affordable housing. 

CSO Reclassification Risks Moving the Goalposts for Housing Associations that are Delivering 1/3 of all new Social Housing

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government heard from representatives from the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today who have called for a cross-departmental team to be established to work alongside housing association to ensure the CSO/Eurostat classification does not derail our social housing delivery programme.

Affordable Rental Pilot Scheme Should be Prioritised

Monday, 22nd January 2018
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has today expressed its hope that the three affordability measures, in particular the state’s move towards an affordable rental scheme, represent a commitment to embed affordability in our housing system. However, the measures still indicate that the state is relying heavily on the private sector to deliver on affordability, offering the sector significant incentives to do so. 

New Classification for Housing Associations Would Jeopardise Rebuilding Ireland Social Housing Programme

Wednesday, 20th December 2017
– The Irish Council for Social Housing reacts to today’s CSO classification of a large number of developing housing associations as bodies controlled by government that should be classified in the government sector –