Housing Conference 2017 - Programme

Registration and morning coffee

Chairman’s welcome and introduction

Barry O’Leary, Chief Executive, Housing Finance Agency

Strategy & implementation
Delivering on the Rebuilding Ireland Plan
David Walsh, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Collaborating with stakeholders to address current challenges
John O’Connor, Chief Executive, Housing Agency
Housing market
Ireland’s housing market update
Tom Healy, Director, Nevin Economic Research Institute
More than just houses: Supporting Communities
Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive, Wakefield and District Housing Association

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Morning coffee / networking break


Housing association
The practicalities of delivering social housing
Brian O’Gorman, CEO, Clúid Housing Association
Addressing homelessness
Addressing Ireland’s homelessness crisis
John-Mark McCafferty, Chief Executive, Threshold
Rented sector
Making the most of the private rented sector to meet housing needs
Rosalind Carroll, Director, Residential Tenancies Board
Local authorities
The role of Local Authorities in delivering housing services
Valerie O'Sullivan, Director of Housing, Cork City Council
Effective planning: The role of the Strategic Housing Development regulations
Rachel Kenny, Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála

Questions & answers / Panel discussion
Chairman's summary and conference close

followed by networking lunch