BREAKOUT SESSION: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

10:50

Chair’s opening remarks

Tina-Marie O’Neill

Tina-Marie O’Neill

Property Editor, The Sunday Business Post

Perspectives on delivering a housing revolution

11:05

PANEL DISCUSSION: How do we tackle our housing crisis?

  • What needs to change to make the estimated 30,000 – 35,000 new homes a year happen?
  • What land reforms would have a positive impact on development?
  • What is the real demand for housing and what are they likely to be over the coming years?
Michael O’Flynn

Michael O’Flynn

Chair and Managing Director, O’Flynn Group

Deirdre Ni Fhloinn

Deirdre Ni Fhloinn

Barrister, PhD candidate: Legal remedies for defective housing and Irish Research Council Scholar

John O’Connor

John O’Connor

Chief Executive, Housing Agency

11:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Building a future for Irish renters

Latest figures from property website www.daft.ie show that average rental prices have hit a record high of €1,875 a month in Dublin, while in Cork the rate stands at €1,210 a month and in the rest of the country €883 a month. The rates are up 11%, 9.3%, and 10.1% respectively since March 2017. Ireland’s runaway rental property bubble is “unsustainable’. This panel of industry experts will analyse the complex problems of our rental sector and what government and industry can do to fix them.

Enda McGuane

Enda McGuane

Managing Director, Winters Property

Rosalind Carroll

Rosalind Carroll

Director, RTB (Residential Tenancies Board)

Dr Rory Hearne

Dr Rory Hearne

Maynooth University Social Services Institute

12:30

Affordable homes: thinking outside the shoebox

  • How to lower the costs and timelines for social housing
  • Tendering for SME builders
  • Long-term sustainability
Orla Hegarty

Orla Hegarty

Architect, Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin

12:50

Paying for social housing

In his talk, Brian will cover the reclassification of Tier 3 AHBs and other funding and economic issues.

Brian O’Gorman

Brian O’Gorman

CEO, Clúid Housing