Housing and Home after GE2020: what ways forward to solve the housing & homeless crises? The Annual Public Housing Conference 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 09:30 to 15:00
CB9 1st Floor Callan Building, Maynooth University

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)
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Tea Coffee/registration 9.30am

Session 1 10am – 11am CB9, 1st Floor, 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 CB9, 1st Floor, Callan Building, North Campus
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 CB9, 1st Floor, Callan Building, North Campus
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 2pm – Light lunch provided in MUSSI Iontas Building
Session 4 John Hume Building, JHL5 2 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