15 Mar 2024

All-Ireland Housing Awards 2024 winners announced

The winners of the Chartered Institute of Housing's (CIH) All-Ireland Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at The Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday 14 March. 

The All-Ireland Housing Awards recognise the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the sector in the region. This year’s awards, sponsored by Aico, received entries across 14 categories, including young housing professional of the year, excellence in housing innovation and the more than bricks and mortar category.

The 2024 All-Ireland award categories and winners are:
Best housing development
  • Ogle Street – Ark Housing
Excellence in communications
  • Inspiring Women in Leadership - Celebrating International Women's Day – Co-operative Housing Ireland
Excellence in tenant financial wellbeing
  • Improving lives with financial support - Welfare Advice Service – Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster)
Excellence in health and wellbeing
  • Brain Health Village – Respond, with partners Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
Excellence in housing innovation
  • Springville House 'Rightsize' Development – Tuath Housing Association, with partners Cork City Council
More than bricks and mortar
  • Creative Community Art Project – Radius Housing Association, with partners Belfast City Council SEUPB Peace IV Team
Promoting shared and inclusive communities      
  • Bringing people together through Culture Calendar 2023 - Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster)
Working in partnership
  • Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTP) Rapid Build Program – Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, with partners Office of Public Works, Tuath Housing Association, John Sisk & Son, United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) - Ireland, Depaul Ireland
Net zero in housing
  • Rural Led Energy Transition (RULET) Retrofit Pilot, Northern Ireland Housing Executive in partnership with Ulster University.
Housing team of the year
  • Housing Solutions Team - Aisling Devine Service Manager – Simon Community NI
Outstanding contribution to housing
  • Jim Dennison – Simon Community NI
Young professional of the year
  • Kirsty McCauley – Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Best housing story
  • Blair Anderson – Northern Ireland Youth Forum
Housing hero
  • Bronagh Magorrian – Northern Ireland Housing Executive

All shortlisted entries for the All-Ireland Housing Awards have been included in our 2024 Good Practice Compendium, sponsored by Choice Housing Ireland Limited. A core learning document full of inspiration, ideas, and innovation to help everyone across the sector create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

Commenting on the awards, Justin Cartwright, national director of CIH Northern Ireland, said:

“The All-Ireland Housing Awards and accompanying Good Practice Compendium is one of the most important activities in the housing sector each year. It pulls together examples and case studies of how housing professionals make a difference - a difference to the tenants and communities that we serve across the region and wider public policy objectives that make a difference in all our lives.

"The importance of sharing good practices has taken on an even greater significance as we continue to improve as a sector, evolving in the face of new challenges to help everyone across the sector create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

"All the entries had an incredibly high standard of innovation and delivery that we should all be proud of. I would like to share my heartfelt congratulations to the winners and everyone who submitted an entry to the awards.”

Read the full Good Practice Compendium