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Research and Education Supports from The Housing Agency
Posted: Oct 02, 2020 Categories: News

The Housing Agency currently has a number of housing research and education support opportunities.

Research Support Programme

The call for applications for the second round of the 2020 research support programme is now open. Please see the links below for further information and to apply.

Please note the new, extended closing date for this programme: midday, Wednesday 4 November 2020.

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Posted: Oct 02, 2020 Categories: News

The Housing Agency and the Construction Bar Association of Ireland recently hosted a lunchtime webinar about recent developments in law affecting high-density housing and MUDs.

The views expressed by the speakers in this video are not necessarily those of The Housing Agency. All information correct as of broadcast date: 29 September 2020.

Speaker Bios:

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Pyrite scheme extended as number of homes remediated reaches 2,000
Posted: Sep 25, 2020 Categories: News

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has extended the pyrite remediation scheme to include the administrative area of Limerick City and County Council, which will see homeowners of dwellings with significant damage attributable to pyritic heave in County Limerick eligible to apply for remediation works under the Pyrite Remediation Scheme.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and the National Building Control Office recently hosted a lunchtime webinar on the Irish building control system as it applies to residential buildings.

John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency, discussed the development of the building control system since the enactment of the Building Control Act 1990.

Richard Butler of the National Building Control Office addressed the practical operation of BC(A)R 2014 from the NBCO's perspective, BCMS, and the future for building control.

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Watch: Multi-Unit Developments, Design Standards for New Apartments - 2018 Planning Guidelines, an Update
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland recently hosted a webinar updating stakeholders about the March 2018 Apartment Planning Guidelines for Planning Authorities.

John O’Mahony FRIAI of the RIAI delivered an overview of the Guidelines and considered their operation in design and practice. David Rouse of The Housing Agency addressed the interaction of the Guidelines with the operation and management of apartment developments.

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Construction Law, High-density Housing/Multi-Unit Developments, and Recent Changes
Posted: Sep 08, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and the Construction Bar Association of Ireland will jointly host a lunchtime webinar about recent developments in law affecting high-density housing and MUDs.

The hour-long session will take place at 12pm on Tuesday 29 September.

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RIAI Graduate Training Scheme - Placement with The Housing Agency
Posted: Aug 28, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The RIAI Graduate Training Scheme is seeking applications for a placement with The Housing Agency.

The programme, designed for recent graduates with a recognised qualification in architecture, is an opportunity to obtain practical work experience for three years to prepare for the Professional Practice Examinations.

The selection process will be shortlisting for competitive interview.

The package for successful applicants consists of:

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Building Control - 30 Years On
Posted: Aug 26, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and the National Building Control Office will jointly host a lunchtime webinar on the Irish building control system as it applies to residential buildings.

John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency, will discuss the development of the building control system since the enactment of the Building Control Act 1990.

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Multi-Unit Developments, Design Standards for New Apartments - 2018 Planning Guidelines, an Update
Posted: Aug 20, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland will jointly host a lunchtime webinar updating stakeholders about the March 2018 Apartment Planning Guidelines for Planning Authorities.

John O’Mahony FRIAI of the RIAI will deliver an overview of the Guidelines and consider their operation in design and practice. 

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Housing Education Bursary Scheme
Posted: Jul 27, 2020 Categories: News

The Housing Agency is delighted to launch its Housing Education Bursary Scheme for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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