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Housing Agency Annual Conference 2017 - Croke Park

Housing Agency Annual Conference 2017 - Croke Park
30 Jun 2017

Housing Agency host Annual Conference 2017 to discuss policies to future proof the Irish Housing Sector


The Housing Agency today held its annual conference in Cork Park at which the topic Future Proofing Housing: Sustainable and Affordable homes for all was discussed by a panel of housing experts in the company of the new Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy T.D.

Speaking at the conference today Minister Murphy said; “It is a priority for this government that we continue to vigorously tackle the under lying problems in the Irish housing market. The Rebuilding Ireland programme is just over a year in operation and I will soon begin a review of that programme to ensure that we are doing all that we can to drive the change necessary in the sector. The Rebuilding Ireland plan is working but if there are lessons to be learned one year in we should learn them and move forward with the strongest possible programme that will deliver for families the length and breadth of this country. While we deal with the immediate challenges faced by families trying to find an affordable home today we must also look to the future to ensure that we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.  This mix of expert speakers here today is enormously useful in informing that future proofing policy work currently being undertaken by officials in my department.” 

Speaking at the conference today Chief Executive of the Housing Agency, John O’Connor said, “Each year the Housing Agency annual conference presents an opportunity for those of us tasked with implementing and informing government housing policy to hear from leading experts in the sector. This year’s conference has a forward looking theme. We will today examine the challenges in delivering affordable and sustainable communities in the future. Three years ago the Housing Agency held a summit bringing together a wide range of housing specialists to examine ways to increase housing supply in the short term. The recommendations that came from that summit directly impacted the future direction of government housing policy and we hope that this year’s conference will do the same. I am very much looking forward to hearing what our expert speakers have to say.”

Speakers at the 2017 conference today include: 

Dr. Conor Skehan, Chair of Housing Agency

Dr. Brian Hughes, Urban Economics and Demographic Consultant

Dr. David Duffy, Director, Property Industry Ireland

Dr Kieran Feighan, President of Engineers Ireland

Marian Finnegan, Chief Economist & Director of Research, Sherry Fitzgerald Group

Annual Housing Conference 28th June 2017 Presentations

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