Housing in Ireland: Philosophy, Policies and Results

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Trinity Centre for Urban and Regional Studies in association with The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice invites you to the symposium ‘Housing in Ireland: Philosophy, Policies and Results’.

The event takes place in the Joly Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, Westland Row, Dublin 2.

Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Time: 17:00 to 19:00



This symposium will provide a critical analysis of:

• Alternative philosophical approaches to housing
• The policies currently being pursued
• The results: affordability and new homes

Speakers at the event, and their topics:

Sinéad Kelly, Department of Geography, Maynooth University
‘Neo-liberalism and its Impact on Housing Systems’

P.J. Drudy, Trinity College Dublin
‘Market Failure: Out-of-Reach House Prices and Rents’

Peter McVerry SJ, Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice
‘Homelessness: Have We Lost our sense of Outrage?’

Rory Hearne, Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute
‘New Inequalities in Irish Housing’

Daithi Downey, Dublin City Council
‘Sustainablility, Affordability and Choice: Towards a Cost Rental and Unitary Rental System’

Cian O’Callaghan and Philip Lawton, School of Geography, Trinity College Dublin
‘The Challenge and Opportunities of Vacant Space: Unfinished Legacy of the Property Crash’

Margaret Burns, Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice
‘The Right to Housing: What is the Issue?’


To attend this event, please contact Margaret Burns at [email protected]