Empty Homes Conference 2020
In light of the COVID 19 issue, the chances of further cases arising and the threat to public health Peter McVerry Trust has taken the decision to postpone our Empty Homes Conference that was scheduled to take place on Monday 23rd March 2020.
This decision was taken in the best interests of public health and to avoid undermining containment measures that have been put in place by the HSE and other agencies.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will publish information in the coming months with details of our re-arranged event.
Empty Homes Conference 2017
Peter McVerry Trust organised Ireland’s first Empty Homes Conference on March 9th, 2017 in Croke Park. The conference was organised to help further the debate on empty homes, derelict sites and underused spaces.
The conference heard from a range of Irish and international speakers on issues relating to data and information, planning and building regulations as well as practical delivery schemes. Over 100 people attended the conference from public, private and the non profit sectors with attendees caming from across Ireland and the UK.
This short three minute video provides a snapshot of what happened on the day and features comments from some of our panelists and session chairs.
The Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Maria Bailey TD, gave the keynote address at the conference opening.
You can download the speech at the link below.
The full list of speakers from the Empty Homes Conference is as follows:
- John O’Connor – Housing Agency
- Lorcan Sirr – DIT
- Aoife Corcoran -Space Engagers
- Terry Sheridan – Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
- Orla Hegarty – UCD
- John O’Hara -Dublin City Council
- Brian Friel – Peter McVerry Trust
- Dr Hilde Remoy – TU Delft
- Paul Johnston – Waterford City and Couunty Council
You can download the PowerPoint presentations at the Dropbox link below