Does Ireland need a National Housing Plan? Of course it does! Respond! Housing Conference 2012, 20th – 21st September, Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin

The development of a comprehensive National Housing Plan is the subject matter for the Respond! Housing Conference on September 20th/21st in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin. This is a national forum for all in the public, private and voluntary sectors to come together to address the issue of a lack of a comprehensive National Housing Plan. It is also a chance to celebrate, champion and examine the role of community development through education.

In particular, the conference will consider:

  • How necessary is a comprehensive National Housing Plan?
  • What are the essential components of a National Housing Plan?
  • How would it respond to social housing need?
  • Ingredients towards sustainable housing estates
  • What linkages can be forged between the private, the State and the not-for-profit sectors?
  • Regeneration and getting it “right” from the start
  • Community empowerment through education
  • Mental health concerns on social housing estates
  • Celebrating life and best practice on a social housing estate

Speakers include:

  • Joe Duffy (Radio Broadcaster)
  • Prof Tony Fahey (UCD School of Applied Social Services)
  • Gerry Sheeran (Former President of the Irish Planning Institute)
  • Fr Seán Healy (Social Justice Ireland)
  • Prof Paddy Grey (University of Ulster
  • Fr Peter McVerry (Peter McVerry Trust)
  • Oliver O’ Loughhlin (Limerick City Council)
  • Eleanor McClorey (YoungBallymun)
  • Prof Lorreta Lees (King's College, London)
  • Evelyn Hanlon (Dublin City Council)
  • Dr Padraic Kenna (NUI Galway)
  • Kieran Harte (
  •  Maria Griffen (County Dublin VEC) 

For further information please see or call 0818 357901