Publications

We have carried out research on a wide range of different aspects of housing. This includes housing for specific groups (travellers, older people and people with a disability), housing tenure (private rented, social and owner occupied) and housing market (supply, demand, place, design). The Housing Agency also carries out an annual survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing developments.

If you are looking for something in particular or if there is a knowledge gap in terms of a specific area, where you think there is a need for research, please get in touch email: info@housingagency.ie

Our quarterly newsletter gathers together useful information for housing practitioners. You can subscribe to the quarterly newsletter at this link

Policy Insight Series Issue 4 - Office-to-Residential Conversions: Case studies from Tuath Housing
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The Housing Agency Housing Insight Series aims to disseminate good practice in housing and innovative solutions among housing practitioners in Ireland. The papers provide a case study of effective, practical implementation of a piece of housing policy or practice. The resulting short paper is intended to provide a knowledge base and provide ideas to others in the sector, building the overall capacity of the sector. The Housing Agency sources case studies from our staff, The Housing Agency panels, housing practitioners and stakeholders.

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Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA) 2023
Posted:  Research area: Social Housing

The Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2023 brings together information provided by local authorities on households in their functional area that are qualified for social housing support but whose social housing need is not currently being met. It is a point-in-time assessment of the identified need for social housing support across the country.

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Childcare Provision in New Housing
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By Killian O'Sullivan

The winning essay in The Housing Agency Essay Prize 2023, Childcare Provision in New Housing, explores and critically reviews how Irish housing and planning policy require childcare provision in new housing.

The author examines how developers and planners assess childcare requirements. It also examines broader trends and policies in childcare and suggest how provision can be improved or even transformed.

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Information and Communication Strategy - National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022 - 2027
Posted:  Research area: Housing for People with a Disability

As part of the National Housing Strategy for Disabled People (NHSDP), The Housing Agency has developed an Information and Communication Strategy following consultation with various stakeholders.

The purpose of the Strategy is to promote the use of accessible information and communication methods that are more inclusive of the specific requirements of disabled people. It allows organisations to put practices in place that will assist them to become more accessible and inclusive, and foster an environment of ongoing learning and development.

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Key Irish Housing Publications in 2023
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The Housing Agency Policy Team has put together a reference document with information for housing practitioners, academics and students - Key Irish Housing Publications in 2023 

It lists, by month, Irish housing papers, publications, and reports with links to sources from 2023. We hope it will be a useful resource for the sector.

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Multi-Unit Developments - A Guide to Insurance
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The Housing Agency has developed a guidance document, Multi Unit Developments - A Guide to Insurance. 

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Policy Insight Series Issue 3 - Reducing turnaround times of empty homes by taking a strategic approach to asset management in Fingal County Council
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The Housing Agency Housing Insight Series aims to disseminate good practice in housing and innovative solutions among housing practitioners in Ireland. The papers provide a case study of effective, practical implementation of a piece of housing policy or practice. The resulting short paper is intended to provide a knowledge base and provide ideas to others in the sector, building the overall capacity of the sector.

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Supports Guide for Young People
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The Supports Guide for Young People provide an overview of the supports and services available to young people in Ireland. It was launched in September 2023. For more information and to access the guide please visit this link: Supports Guide for Young People | The Housing Agency

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Housing Unlocked - Making it Happen
Posted:  Research area: Design, Supply, Place

In October 2022, the Irish Architectural Foundation and The Housing Agency launched the Housing Unlocked exhibition. Running until mid-February 2023, this exhibition showcased eight innovative ideas to create more and better housing for our communities.
The exhibition garnered significant public and media interest and enthusiasm. Over24,000 people visited the exhibition, and 75 public engagement events were held.

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Guide for use of PW-CF2 Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Contractor
Posted:  Research area: Design, Supply

The Housing for All plan makes provision for innovations to improve, support and accelerate delivery of housing. In support of this strategy, the Housing Agency Procurement and Delivery Unit will supply technical services and supports in the area of modern methods of construction.


The Housing Agency's Procurement Unit have developed this guidance document as a contractual mechanism for encouraging the use of Modern Methods of Construction through the use of Capital Works Management Framework, PW-CF2 Public Works
Contracts for Building Works Designed by the Contractor.

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