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This year's Biennial Conference will again serve as a vital platform for new thinking and delivery in the housing sector. 

The conference will also bring together leaders and innovators from the public, private and non-profit sectors with speakers and contributors from around Ireland, Europe, USA and Singapore in Asia to share relevant learning and experience from their respective sectors. 


Housing for All: The Road Ahead 22 September 2021

9:45am - 11am

  • Conference Welcome from ICSH President, Pat Doyle
  • Chair: Aideen Hayden, Chairperson, Threshold
  • Darragh O’Brien, T.D, Minister for Housing , Local Government & Heritage
  • Seán O'Connor, Chief Executive, Tuath Housing 
  • Pat Power, Director, Harcourt Developments
  • Thomas Gilligan, Director of Services, Mayo County Council


The Outlook for the Irish Housing Market 22 September 2021

11am - 12pm

  • Chair: Aidan Culhane, Chief Executive, The Iveagh Trust 
  • Gregorio de Castro, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission 
  • Pat O’Sullivan, Head of Real Estate Research, AIB 
  • Marie Hunt, Executive Director, Research, CBRE 
  • Enda McGuane, Managing Director, Winters Property Management

Public Housing - Scale, Delivery & Targets 22 September 2021

2pm - 3pm

  • Chair: Fiona Cormican, Director of New Business, Clúid Housing
  • Barry Quinlan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
  • Er. Dr. Johnny Wong, Group Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board, Singapore
  • John Hannigan, Chief Executive Officer, Circle Voluntary Housing

Regulation, Sustainability & Growth 22 September 2021


  • Chair: Michael Hoey, Chairperson, HAIL
  • Susanna Lyons, Chief Executive Officer, Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA) 
  • Sharon Cosgrove, Chief Executive Officer, Oaklee Housing 
  • Sarah Forster, Chief Executive Officer, The Good Economy 
  • Stella McKervey, Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Affordability Options for All 23 September 2021

11am - 12pm

  • Chair: Karen Murphy, Director of Policy, ICSH 
  • John Coleman, Chief Executive, Land Development Agency 
  • Marc McGovern, Councillor and Former Mayor , Cambridge City Council, Massachusetts, USA
  • Brian O'Gorman, Chief Executive, Clúid Housing. 
  • Hugh Brennan, Chief Executive,Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG 

Planning and Delivering Sustainable Neighbourhoods 23 September 2021


  • Chair: Colette Kelleher, Independent Advisor 
  • Bob Jordan, Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Agency 
  • Tony Duggan, City Architect, Cork City Council
  • Ali Harvey, Planning Programmes Manager, The Heritage Council of Ireland 
  • Pearse O’Shiel, Chair, Co-operative Housing Ireland

Innovation in Housing 23 September 2021


  • Chair: Seán Moynihan, CEO, Alone 
  • Carina Dantas, CEO, SHINE 2Europe, Portugal 
  • Patrick Benn, Co-owner, Clenn Construction
  • Mary O'Sullivan, Board Director, Cuan an Chláir 

ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards Ceremony 2021 23 September 2021

Presented by Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland


Innovation in Addressing Special Housing Needs 24 September 2021

10am - 11am

  • Chair: Mary Hayes, Director, Dublin Region Homeless Executive
  • Tom Conroy, Head of Finance and Company Secretary, Housing Finance Agency
  • Francis Doherty, Director of Services with Responsibility for Housing Development and Communications ,Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT)
  • Tina Donaghy, Director of Development, Fold Housing 
  • Pat Leonard, Assistance Principal with responsibility for the Capital Assistance Scheme, Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage

Future Proofing Our Housing System 24 September 2021



  • Chair: Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe
  • Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland 
  • Sinéad Gibney, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
  • John O'Connor, Chair Designate, Housing Commision 
  • Declan Dunne, Chief Executive Officer, Respond 

Conference Closing Donal McManus, CEO, ICSH 24 September 2021

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