Minsters Kelly & Coffey announce €1.5 Billion Social Housing Targets for Local Authorities To 2017

  • 25% Reduction in Housing Waiting List through Build, Buying & Leasing Programme
  • In excess of €500m for Dublin Local Authorities

Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D., along with Minister of State, Paudie Coffey T.D., have today (1 April, 2015) announced housing targets for each local authority area out to 2017.

Charities Regulatory Authority update

The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) has now sent out letters to ALL charities registered for tax exemption with the Revenue Commissioners before 16th October 2015 with details of how to create an account and update charity details on the CRA website.

If you haven't received a letter please submit a query via the CRA website giving your charity's name, CHY number, registered charity number (obtainable via the public Register of Charities) and current address and they will contact you with further details, so you can create an account and update charity details on the CRA website.



Social Housing Strategy “Long Over-Due and Badly Needed” – Irish Council for Social Housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has welcomed the Government’s social housing strategy, published today (26.11.14), as “long over-due and badly needed”.  The Council also highlighted the “key role” earmarked for non-profit housing associations in the delivery of new social housing.   


ICSH seeks clarification on landlord's role in new Water Charges Plan

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national federation of non-profit housing associations who manage up to 27,000 homes for families and vulnerable groups, has expressed its concern at the inclusion of provisions in the new Water Charges Plan which will force landlords to hand over the deposits of tenants to Irish Water should they fail to engage with the company on the payment of arrears due on the account.