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 –


– Social Housing Projects Showcased at Irish Architectural Archive –
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Celebrating the 2017 Community Housing Award Winners in Dublin today, Donal McManus, Chief Executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) said that record entries for this year’s awards represent almost 900 homes, and at least 2000 fewer individuals on the social housing waiting list. 

RTB Information Seminar for Approved Housing Bodies

Information Seminar for Approved Housing Bodies
The Residential Tenancies Board would like to invite all AHB stakeholders to an information seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to provide information to those involved and working in the sector on the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2016 as it applies to AHBs, the dispute resolution services of the RTB and case outcomes.

Budget 2018 – Housing Summary Report

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has responded to this year’s housing budget saying it demonstrates government investment in social housing. However, the ICSH is concerned that diverting significant funds to supporting the private rental sector represents bad value for money. Social housing is an essential public service, and new spending should be used to rebuild the country’s depleted social housing stock. You can read the press release here