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Housing Practitioners' Conference

Housing Practitioners' Conference 2016

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The 2016 Housing Practitioners' Conference, organised in association with the Housing Agency, was held on 7 and 8 July 2016 at the Keadeen Hotel Newbridge, Co. Kildare.  

Download the Conference Programme here.

Conference Presentations

Please click on either the presentation title or the presenter name (for workshops and NHTDP presentations) to view the Conference Presentations.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Implementing the Social Housing Strategy: An Update - The Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government (DHPLG) Perspective
Bairbre Nic Aongusa, Assistant Secretary, DHPLG

Delivering on the Social Housing Strategy: An Update - The Local Authority Perspective
Eugene Cummins, Chief Executive, Roscommon County Council

The Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) role in implementing the Social Housing Strategy – An Update
Justin O Brien, President of Irish Council for Social Housing

Workshop 1: Information Management providing practical solutions to Housing Practitioners

David Masters, Business Development Manager, Northgate Public Services

Eileen Davis, I.T Project Leader, Business Information Systems, Kerry County Council

Workshop 2: Local Authorities working in partnership with the AHBs

Sean Murray, Director of Services, Offaly County Council (No presentation available)

Sean O’Connor, Chief Executive, Túath Housing

Workshop 3: Programme delivery with new Supply Challenges and getting the most from Existing Stock

Hugh Mc Kenna, Senior Executive Officer, Dublin City Council

Peter Gavican, Director of Services, Galway County Council (No presentation available)

Workshop 4: Housing Assistance Payment Scheme (HAPS) - An Update

Tom Gallagher, Assistant Principal Officer, DHPLG (No presentation available)

Bridie Mc Brearty, Donegal County Council (No presentation available)

Friday, 8 July 2016

Financial Sustainability of Social Housing Investment
Dr Michelle Norris, University College Dublin Presentation on FTP is

Affordability – Meeting the needs of intermediate households
John O Connor, CEO, Housing Agency

The Housing Reform Agenda alongside New Supply
Simon Brooke, Clúid Housing (No presentation available)

Launch of the National Housing Training and Development Programme (NHTDP)
David Silke, Director of Research and Corporate Affairs, Housing Agency (No presentation available)
Dr Philip Byrne, Senior Local Government Specialist, Institute of Public Administration

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