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Essay Prize Announcement 2021

Posted: Nov 24, 2021 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Essay Prize Announcement 2021

The Housing Agency is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Housing Agency Essay Prize competition. This prize is awarded to the most original student essay submitted for assessment as part of the Institute of Public Administration’s Professional Diploma in Housing Studies. This year’s winner is:


Sarah Kennedy, for her essay ‘The Housed Homeless: The Role of Housing Policy in Supporting Victims of Intimate Partner Violence’.

In addition, there were two runner-up prizes awarded. These were:

Sharon Carroll, for her essay ‘Building Better Homes: A Circular Economy Approach


Justin Mark Anderson, for his essay ‘Has HAP led to a different type of person benefitting from social housing support that would normally avail of more traditional forms of support?’.


The Housing Agency would like to congratulate the winner and the runners-up on the quality of their essays, the originality of their research, and their engagement with public policy.

The Housing Agency is committed to supporting the education, training, and development of Ireland’s housing practitioners. For more information on the education and training options available for housing practitioners, please see Information about the Institute of Public Administration’s Professional Diploma in Housing Studies, as well as other courses relevant to housing practitioners, can be found here and here.