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The 2017 Housing Practitioners' Conference, organised in association with the Housing Agency, washeld on 25 an 26 May at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay in Cork. The theme of the conference was Delivery Now, Managing Sustainability.

The Conference Programme is available by clicking on the Brochure (PDF) below.

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Key Facts

The Housing Practitioners' Conference 2017 was held at The Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City.

The Housing Practitioners' Conference 2017 Programme is available by clicking on the Brochure (PDF) below.

Speaker Presentations are available in Other Information below.

To join the mailing list for the 2018 Conference, please email training@ipa.ie

Commences

25 - 26 May 2017

Duration

Two Days

Partnership

The Housing Practitioners' Conference is organised in association with the Housing Agency.

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The Fee for attendance at the 2017 Conference is €280 per person.  Please note that Fee does not include accommodation which should be booked directly with the Clayton Hotel, Cork City.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

The 2017 Housing Practitioners' Conference, organised in association with the Housing Agency, washeld on 25 an 26 May at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay in Cork. The theme of the conference was Delivery Now, Managing Sustainability.

The Conference Programme is available by clicking on the Brochure (PDF) below.

Who is this for?

The Housing Practitioners' Conference will be of interest to those working in Housing Services in Central and Local Government across Ireland as well as those working in Approved Housing Bodies.

Other Information

Speaker Presentations

Please click on the presentation title below to view speaker presentations

Thursday, 25th May 2017

Official Opening
Cllr Joe Kavanagh, Deputy Lord Mayor, Cork City Council

Session 1

Addressing the Current Housing Situation
John Fitzgerald, Adjunct Professor in Economics, Trinity College Dublin

Delivery Now, Future Sustainable Delivery - are we ready to manage?
Conor Skehan, Chair of The Housing Agency

Rebuilding Ireland - Update on Progress
Bairbre Nic Aongusa, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Session 2 - Perspectives on Challenges, Innovation and Partnerships

Approved Housing Body Challenges, Innovation and Partnership with LAs (No presentation available)
Donal McManus, Director, Irish Council for Social Housing

Position and Role of the Private Rented Sector
Rosalind Carroll, Director, Residential Tenancies Board

Session 3 - Updates on Key Housing Areas

Housing Assistance Payment
Eoghan Prendergast, Limerick City & County Council

Strategy on Housing for People with Disabilities
Claire Feeney, Housing Agency

Turnkey Experience
Fiona Cormican, Clúid Housing

Repair and Lease
Joe Sullivan, Waterford City & County Council

P&S Agreements / Capital Advance Leasing Facility
Patrick Graham, Housing Agency

Session 4 - Workshops

Workshop 1: Annual Summary of Social Housing Assessments

Workshop 2: Mortgage to Rent (No presentation available)

Workshop 3: Part V of the Planning and Development Acts (No presentation available)

Workshop 4: Dealing with Racially Motivated Anti-Social Behaviour

Workshop 5: Compulsory Purchase of Vacant Properties

Friday, 26th May 2017
Session 5 - Managing the Assets

Local Authority Challenges, Innovation and Partnership with AHBs (No presentation available)
Michael Walsh, Chief Executive, Waterford City & County Council

Progress on Choice Based Lettings
Catherine Kelly, Senior Executive Officer, Cork City Council

Managing our Housing Assets
Colm McQuillan, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Session 6 - Social Housing Delivery under Rebuilding Ireland

Social Housing Delivery (No presentation available)
Mary Hurley, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Current Construction Programme and Approval Process
Sarah Neary, Principal Advisor, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

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