On World Habitat Day 2017, the South Dublin County Public Participation Network and the Rights Platform will launch a major Housing report at the conference “Housing – a basic need, a human right”


The primary aim of this conference is to highlight and seek solutions to the national housing and homelessness crisis as it relates to availability and affordability of housing as it impacts on South Dublin County.

In doing so the speakers hops to provide clarity with regard to the existing housing context, identify barriers to the resolution of the housing crisis, both at a policy and implementation level, and make policy and implementation recommendations that will enable central and local government to deliver its housing targets. A number of housing experts will provide the context of the national and local housing policy and implementation issues, and offer solutions to the crisis.

Free download: the conference paperthe conference infographic

The conference will also act to strengthen the capacity of the South Dublin County Public Participation Network (SDCPPN) to contribute to housing strategy at local government level.  Parallel workshops will be hold and aimed at offering the space for individuals to express their solutions as the SDCPPN develop a position on housing which can be referenced in the relevant arenas within South Dublin County Council.

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel – 2nd October
Naas Rd – Newlands Cross – Clondalkin, Dublin 22

09:30am – Registration and Refreshments
10:00am – Chair Anna Lee – Welcome note
10:05am – Aiden Lloyd – setting the context
10:30am – Simon Brooke – National Housing Policy
11:00am – South Dublin County Council – Strategy to deliver social housing in South Dublin, including challenges and constraints
11:30am – Orla Hegarty – Solutions to Affordability
12:00pm – The workshops

  • Social housing
  • Traveller accommodation
  • Disability and Housing Needs
  • Homelessness

13:00pm – Lunch
13:45pm – Feedback from workshops by Siobhan Lynam
14:30pm – Rory Hearne – Housing Approaches and Rebuilding Ireland
15:00pm – Panel discussion with Simon Brooke, Orla Hegarty, Rory Hearne 15:30pm – Final comments and closing