Past ICSH Event

ICSH Finance & Development Conference 2018

The ICSH Finance & Development Conference was held on 25-26 October at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny, with over 250 delegates in attendance. Speakers from Ireland and overseas challenged our current policies and offered solutions to develop our thinking on housing affordability, cost, scale, and innovation and delegates probed the discussion and offered insightful commentary at what proved to be a very successful conference. You can follow last week's discussion on Twitter by searching for #ICSH2018.

The full conference brochure and programme can be downloaded here. 

Raed on for conference presnetations....


Reflecting on the work of the ICSH during 2017 and in the years to come issues that were raised included the challenges facing housing associations and the ICSH as membership bodyin relation to the CSO/Eurostat reclassification of housing associations as part of the local government sub-sector. Also, the recurring concerns facing our smaller (Tier 1) members around long-serving voluntary board members and the problem of succession and governance were also raised. Minister Eoghan Muprhy addressed members in attendance and spoke of the housing association sector as critical to the delivery of social housing under Rebuilding Ireland.

"Working Towards Delivery" Workshop - Presentations now available

Working Towards Delivery Workshop
Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
27th April 2015 (9.30am-4pm)

The Irish Council for Social Housing and the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government (DECLG) recently co-hosted an information workshop on the current capital and revenue based funding supply options for the Approved Housing Body (AHB) sector.

Presentations from this session can now be downloaded below:

2013 ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference

18th - 19th September 2013
White’s of Wexford, Wexford Town

The 2013 ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference took place in Wexford on the 18th and 19th of September, bringing together more than 250 staff and voluntary board members of housing associations and co-operatives, local authority officials, elected members, tenant bodies, Government officials, private sector organisations and those involved in research and consultancy.



European Neighbours' Day 2013



Since 2010, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has supported members to celebrate the European Neighbours Day in Ireland. Following the success of the last three years events the ICSH will continue to encourage members to hold an event in 2013 with residents in local communities around Ireland. Events which have been held in the past include coffee mornings, open days, music sessions, barbeques, storytelling, tea parties, family day, face painting, dancing and much more.

2011 Biennial National Social Housing Conference - Housing Ireland 2020

Photo: Mr. Gene Clayton, ICSH President; Mr. Donal McManus, ICSH Executive Director and Minister Willie Penrose, T.D., Minister for Housing and Planning at the 2011 ICSH National Social Housing Conference.

The 2011 ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference took place the 28th and 29th of September 2011 in Galway with approximately 290 delegates in attendance.

Conference presentations can be downloaded below.

2011 Board Member Award

The ICSH Board Member Award was first awarded in 2007 and aims to recognise the outstanding contributions made by voluntary board members to the voluntary housing sector and their communities.

There are approximately 2,000 voluntary board members within the Voluntary Housing Sector and this award aims to celebrate individuals who have made a hugely positive contribution as a Board Member to the provision of social housing in Ireland.