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Public Can Vote Now for their Favourite Public & Affordable Housing Project in National Community Housing Awards 2023

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) Community Housing Awards 2023, sponsored by Allianz showcase housing association and local authority public housing schemes at their very best. This year, we’ve shortlisted 30 projects delivered in rural and urban settings throughout Ireland. From energy optimisation to social integration, these projects are innovative ‘whole of community’ responses to a nationwide housing crisis.  

Projects shortlisted for the ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards 2023 are also competing in the Public Choice Award 2023. We’re very excited to continue with this category award, as it gives members of the public an opportunity to support a participating project that they feel is most deserved of recognition.

Speaking in advance of the Community Housing Awards, Donal McManus, Chief Executive of the ICSH said the 2023 award entries demonstrate the dedication of the sector and the scale of the social and affordable housing development work that is ongoing throughout the country, but that often remains unseen. ‘These entries from local authorities, approved housing bodies and cooperative housing bodies exemplify the collaborative work that is happening to deliver housing to those who need it most and during very challenging times.’

RTÉ (and Nationwide) presenter, Anne Cassin, (who will be presenting the awards on 18th October in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford) added: I’m delighted to be presenting the 2023 Community Housing Awards. The 30 shortlisted projects are truly impressive examples of creativity, collaboration and a ‘can do’ community response to public and affordable housing need throughout the country. In particular, the Public Choice Award 2023 presents an opportunity for everyone to stand up and applaud the project that they feel is most deserved of recognition. So please get online at and vote. I salute all those involved and look forward to announcing the winners on the 18th October.

The ICSH Allianz Biennial Community Housing Awards, first established in 2003, is now in its 20th year. Our awards categories celebrate family housing, projects addressing homelessness and supported housing that recognises the needs of disabled people, and the evolving supports that older people need to live well. Regeneration schemes are at the forefront this year – a robust response to the scourge of vacancy. And projects that deliver affordability for middle income households as well as solutions that address energy poverty and lower carbon emissions are also welcome newcomers to our eleven Community Housing Awards categories. Winners will be announced at the ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference on Wednesday 18th October 2023 in the Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford.

The Public Choice Award 2023 is an opportunity for you, the public, to give the nod to the project that wows you, inspires you and that gives you hope that we’re building for community.


Notes for Editors:

  • Note to Photo editors: Launch photos issued by Conor Healy, (; 087 308 5172)
  • Members of the public can vote for their favourite project at  from 9:00am on 02/10/2023 to 5.00pm on 16/10/2023.
  • The shortlisted entries for the Community Housing awards 2023 are:
    • Co-operative Housing Ireland, Halliday Mills, Dundalk
    • Circle VHA, Quality in Diversity
    • Clúid Housing, Ballygraigue Court, Nenagh, Tipperary
    • Tuath Housing, Raleigh Court, Dublin 12
    • Anvers Housing, Cloch Cora, Williamstown, Waterford
    • Claregalway & District Day Care Centre, Gort na Greige, Galway
    • Focus Ireland, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
    • Co-operative Housing Ireland, Amharc Muileann, Bloodmill Road, Singland, Limerick
    • Circle VHA, Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow
    • Cork City Council, Crann Darach, Montenotte, Cork
    • Cork County Council (PPP Bundle 2)
    • Fold Housing, Citywest Village House, Dublin 24
    • Respond, Castleview, Finnstown, Lucan, Co. Dublin
    • Clúid Housing, Lancaster Gate, Lancaster Quay, Cork
    • Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council, Woodside, Enniskerry Road, Stepaside, Dublin 18
    • Cork County Council, Cascade Apartments, Castlelake, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork
    • Focus Ireland, Grand Parade & Rochford Lane Apartments, Cork City
    • Kilkenny County Council, Pairc Nua, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny
    • Oaklee Housing, Walkin Street, Kilkenny
    • Peter McVerry Trust, Centenary House, Charleville, Co. Cork
    • Respond, Rathcoran, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
    • Thurles Lions Trust, Stanwix Village
    • Tuath Housing, Ellis Court, Benburb St, Dublin 7
    • Cork Simon, St Joachim and Anne’s Building, Anglesea Street, Cork City
    • Carbery Housing Association, Dun Eala and Cork City
    • Co-operative Housing Ireland, Newcourt, New Street, Dublin 8
    • Circle VHA (CU Funding)
    • HAIL, CARA project – various locations
    • Respond, Charlestown Place, Finglas, Dublin
    • Tuath Housing, Plaza Building, Park West, Dublin 12
  • The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is the national federation for non-profit housing associations, representing more than 270 member organisations that provide social housing. The sector manages over 54,000 homes for families on a low income, older people, disabled people and households experiencing homelessness in over 600 communities throughout Ireland.