ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference 2019

Social Housing 2019 - Innovation, Delivery & Sustainability

Since the previous ICSH biennial social housing conference in 2017 in Limerick, there have been significant changes in the delivery of social housing. There have been a range of schemes introduced, which both local authorities and housing associations/approved housing bodies have been engaged in, with some of these schemes yielding more housing solutions than others.

This biennial ICSH conference, Social Housing 2019 – Innovation, Delivery & Sustainability will explore initiatives that have been successful, how they can be replicated and mainstreamed as well as other measures and solutions that are needed to increase delivery and services to tenants. Speakers from Ireland, the EU and the US will also assist in learning that we can use in our own organisations, from the public, non-profit or private sector.

Delegates wishing to attend the conference will benefit from:

  • networking and proactively engaging with a broad range of colleagues and developing business relationships with key partners in the public, non-profi t and private sectors;
  • insightful presentations, case studies and sharing experience through plenary sessions and workshops;
  • understanding topical national and international policy, practice and learning;
  • learning from good practice demonstrated by exhibits from the Community Housing Awards as well as relevant suppliers and services for social housing providers;
  • participating in the debates and discussions at the wide range of sessions; and
  • translating the learning from the Conference to your own organisation.


Speakers and contributors will include:

  • Minister Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing
  • Bronagh D'Arcy, Director of New Business and Development, Tuath Housing
  • Brendan Courtney, RTE presenter and Broadcaster
  • Ron van Erck, Energiesprong, Netherlands
  • Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director, MassHousing
  • Sebestian Garnier, Housing Europe
  • Rosalind Carroll, Residential Tenancies Board
  • David Duffy, Property Industry Ireland
  • Seamus de Faoite, Cork County Council
  • Karina Cremin, Cork County Council
  • Nina Murray, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government 
  • Pat Doyle, CEO, Peter McVerry Trust and President, ICSH 
  • Rob Corley, CEO, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions Massachusetts
  • Sharon Cosgrove, Oaklee Housing
  • Brian O'Gorman, CEO, Clúid Housing
  • Paul Kelly, Director, Real Estate Finance, AIB
  • Bob Jordan, National Director of Housing First
  • Rory Guinness, Chairman Iveagh Trust
  • Susanna Lyons, Head of Regulation, Housing Agency
  • Tony Cunningham, National Director of Services, Irish Wheelchair Association
  • Paul Lemass, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
  • Dr Padraic Kenna, Senior Lecturer in Law, and Director of the Centre for Housing Law NUIG
  • Councillor Deirdre Ní Fhloinn, Construction Lawyer and Green Party Housing Spokesperson
  • Declan Dunne, CEO Respond Housing Association
  • Frank Allen, Chairman Iarnród Éireann, Infrastructure finance advisor
  • Dr Rory Hearne, Lecturer in Social Policy, Maynooth University


Click here to download the (preliminary) ICSH Social Housing 2019 - Innovation, Delivery & Sustainability Conference Programme


Who Should Attend

The conference and exhibition will be of interest to staff and voluntary board members of housing associations and co-operatives (approved housing bodies/ AHBs), local authority offi cials, elected members, government departments, HSE staff, private sector organisations, fi nancial institutions, tenant bodies and those involved in research and consultancy, as well as those wishing to pursue a career in the housing sector.


The conference will feature an exhibition showcasing innovative products relevant to delegates and will be ongoing throughout the conference. Exhibitors this year include leading names in the fi elds of housing development and management, housing software, insurance, utilities, security and housing services.

Allianz Community Housing Awards

This is the ninth year of the ICSH Community Housing Awards which will be presented after the conference dinner. The awards will be made to social housing projects that refl ect the high standards in design and best practice in housing management as well as having a positive impact on the lives of the tenants. The Awards are sponsored by Allianz Insurance. Click here for more details on the ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards 2019


The Conference fee per delegate is as follows:

  • ICSH Member Organisations €270
  • Statutory/Private Organisations (including local authorities and elected members) €295
  • Voluntary and Other Organisations €280



Pro forma invoices can be issued on request. Payment can be made via cheque,
EFT or credit card.


Payment can be sent to:
The Irish Council for Social Housing,
50 Merrion Square East, Dublin 2, D02 HP84
Tel: 01 6618334
Fax: 016610320

Email: catherine@icsh.ie
Web: www.icsh.ie


Data Processing

ICSH never share personal data without your consent. If you register for the Conference, your name and organisation will be listed on our delegate list to be included in the delegate packs. This list is circulated to delegates and speakers at the Conference only and not shared with third parties before or after the event.  If you would prefer your details not to be included in this list, please contact catherine@icsh.ie


ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference 2019 10th & 11th October, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019