National Housing Policy

 The most influential perspective on Irish housing policy is derived from the Social Partnership arrangements and the National Economic and Social Council's, (NESC) “vision of society, which has since 2006 redefined Irish social policy. All State housing policies are drafted and monitored within this social partnership framework, and the current State policy approach, based on Building Homes - Sustaining  Communities (2007) explicitly draws on the NESC lifecycle approach.    

In 2014 NESC published its report on social housing, Social Housing at the Crossroads, together with two accompanying background papers:

No 10. 'Review of Irish Social and Affordable Housing Provision by Anne-Marie McGauran and Larry O’Connell, NESC Secretariat Paper No. 10
No. 11. 'Financing of Social Housing in Selected European Countries' by Noel Cahill, NESC Secretariat Paper No. 11.

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Recent reports from 2014 are:

SIPTU Discussion paper on housing. Interesting proposals including a social housing REIT.  

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National Housing Policy

The Housing Crisis

Housing and the Constitution

People with Disabilities

Older People

Homeless People

Roma and Travellers

Private Rented Housing

The Housing Market

Mortgage Arrears

Unfinished Housing Developments

Sustainable Communities

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