Peter McVerry Trust’s ‘Empty Homes Conference’

Peter McVerry Trust’s ‘Empty Homes Conference’ Agenda

08:30 Registration and Tea/Coffee
09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust
09:15 Keynote Address – Damien English, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal
09:45 Session 1: Data & Information Analysis
  • John O’Connor, Chief Executive, Housing Agency
  • Dr Lorcan Sirr, Lecturer in Housing Studies and Urban Economics at DIT
  • Aoife Corcoran/Philip Crowe, Co-Founders of Re-Using Dublin & Space Engagers
11:00 Tea/Coffee
11:15 Session 2: Identifying and Overcoming Planning Barriers
  • Terry Sheridan, Dept. of Housing, Planning Community and Local Government.
  • Orla Hegarty, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
  • John O’Hara, City Planner and Head of Land Use Policy at Dublin City Council
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Panel Session 3: Practice and Learning
  • Brian Friel, National Director of Services, Peter McVerry Trust
  • Dr Hilde Remoy, Built Environment, University of Delft (Netherlands)
  • David Gibbens, Policy Lead at the Empty Homes Network (UK)
  • Paul Johnston, Senior Resident Engineer, Waterford City and County Council


3pm Conference Ends
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