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 –     Speaking at today’s Joint Committee […]

Morris welcomes €9.57 Million funding for Tipperary County Council to construct 60 homes

I would like to welcome the 9.57 million euros which has been announced to be used for a number of social house construction projects in Tipperary . I am particularly pleased that 1,436,935 euros has been dedicated to constructing 9 social housing units of various sizes in Mulkear View in Newport. Mulkear View has plenty […]

Tipp Local Authority, NAMA and Housing Agency at odds over Social Housing offers – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that urgent clarification is required following confirmation that many of the reasons cited by Tipperary County Council (TCC) as to why it rejected 148 properties offered to it by NAMA for social housing could have been remedied without any cost to the Local Authority. Deputy McGrath was speaking after […]

Tipperary County Council must explain rejection of NAMA Social Housing offers – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council Joe MacGrath to clarify reports that the local authority only accepted a fraction of the 161 properties that were offered to it by NAMA for social housing within the county. Deputy McGrath was speaking after information provided to the Irish Times […]

Healy Blasts Kelly’s Housing Spin

Statement by Seamus Healy TD Deputy Seamus Healy has blasted Minister Alan Kelly’s grossly misleading announcement on Local Authority Housing for County Tipperary last week. On April Fool’s Day, Minister Kelly tried to take us all for fools when he announced that the Co. Tipperary Housing List would be reduced by 42% by 2017. Kelly’s […]

Housing federation fears chasing water bill arrears will distract from providing new social housing

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 […]

Minister Kelly announces major reforms of the planning process

Socially Progressive Part V Requirements, Vacant Site levy & ‘Use it or Lose it’ Planning Permissions –       Estimated addition of 4,000 social housing units by 2020   Mr. Alan Kelly T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (2 October, 2014) announced major reforms of the planning system as part of the forthcoming Planning […]

Social housing providers battle to revive their housing programmes

Housing associations from across the country came together at the Irish Council for Social Housing AGM today (Thurs) to discuss the future of social housing provision for the sector. Between 2008 and 2011, there was a 75% increase in housing need, from 56,000 to 98,000 households however at the same time, from 2009, housing output […]

Housing Federation welcomes set up of NAMA company to fast-track purchase of social housing

Mr Donal McManus, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing, reacted to the news ‘The establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be crucial in accelerating the transfer of properties for social housing. To date transfers have comprised a circuitous route involving a range of stakeholders such as borrowers, lenders, receivers and NAMA’. […]

€100m funding boost for social housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has welcomed the announcement of €100m for social housing by Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan T.D.   ICSH Executive Director Donal McManus said ‘Our members across the country have housing projects awaiting funding which will meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our society’. He added, ‘The […]

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