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Housing and Home after GE2020: what ways forward to solve the housing & homeless crises?

The Annual Public Housing Conference 2020, Maynooth University.

Wednesday March 11th From 10am to 3 pm

Following on from the successful conference, A New Vision and New Practice for Public Housing Conference 2019, we are delighted to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Public Housing Conference in Maynooth University. This year’s theme is how can public housing deliver affordable homes and a sustainable planet in the context of a changing political landscape.

This event is part of Maynooth University Social Justice Week

Organised by Dr Rory Hearne, Department of Applied Social Studies & supported by Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)

To register get tickets on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-and-home-after-ge2020-what-ways-forward-to-solve-the-housing-homeless-crises-tickets-94503224689

Session 1

10am – 11am Callan Building, North Campus

A new vision for public, affordable and sustainable homes for all

John O’Connor, Chief Executive, The Housing Agency

Dr Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology, Maynooth University

Orla Hegarty, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD

Colette Bennett, Research & Policy Analyst, Social Justice Ireland

Session 2

11 – 12pm

How to deliver affordable sustainable homes for all

Hugh Brennan, Chief Executive, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG

Dr Daithi Downey, Dublin City Council Housing Observatory

Dr Lorcan Sirr, TU Dublin, author of Housing in Ireland; The A to Z Guide

Fiona Dunkin, Housing Policy Officer, Clúid Housing

Declan Daly, Tipperary Energy Agency

Session 3

12 pm to 1 pm

The human impact of homelessness and the housing crisis

Rosemary Hennigan, Policy Coordinator, Focus Ireland

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children

Bernard Joyce, Director, Irish Traveller Movement

Screening of ‘Through the Cracks’ short documentary on the experience of homeless families in emergency accommodation’

With introduction from Ingrid Casey (poet, artist, and producer of Through The Cracks) & input from documentary participant directly affected by homelessness.

Lunch 1pm to 1.45pm – Light lunch provided in MUSSI Iontas Building

Session 4 John Hume Building, JHL

1.45 pm to 3pm

Achieving a right to housing for all in Ireland – what now?

Fr Peter McVerry, Advocate and Campaigner

Patricia King, General Secretary of ICTU

John-Mark McCafferty, Chief Executive, Threshold

Dr Rory Hearne, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University, Author of Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve it (Forthcoming June 2020)

Michelle Byrne, Campaigns Officer, Union of Students in Ireland

Aisling Hedderman, Community Activist, North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community

Contact details:

Dr Rory Hearne, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University

Rory.hearne@mu.ie

Telephone: +353 (0)1 7083743/ +353 (0)1 7084574
Fax: +353 (0)1 7084708
E-Mail: appliedsocialstudies@mu.ie

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