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The death has occurred of Justin O’Brien

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the recent passing of Former Chief Executive Officer of Circle Voluntary Housing Association Justin O’Brien. Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin’s family, friends, and former colleagues during this difficult time.  Justin leaves behind a profound legacy, marked by his unwavering dedication and tireless efforts to advance… Continue Reading The death has occurred of Justin O’Brien

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Mother tongues festival

Mother Tongues Festival 2024!

We are thrilled that the Mother Tongues Festival is taking place once again. This is a festival for all, that celebrates linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. This Festival has plenty of opportunities to engage with theatre, dance, music, storytelling and craft. All workshops and Family Day, include 13 different languages, including Polish, Japanese, Swahili,… Continue Reading Mother Tongues Festival 2024!

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Circle VHA tenant receiving keys to their new home.

Circle VHA Unveils Ambitious Plans to Deliver 3000+ Homes in the Next 4 Years as it Celebrates its Inaugural Cost Rental Tenancy Homes at Lanestown View, Donabate.

Dublin, 30th November 2023 – Circle VHA is proud to announce its entrance into the Cost Rental sector, commencing with the tenancy of 29 homes at Lanestown View, Donabate, situated in North County Dublin. This partnership focuses on providing long-term, secure rental options, contributing significantly to the provision of high-quality homes in the region. In… Continue Reading Circle VHA Unveils Ambitious Plans to Deliver 3000+ Homes in the Next 4 Years as it Celebrates its Inaugural Cost Rental Tenancy Homes at Lanestown View, Donabate.

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The Social Impact of Approved Housing Bodies in Ireland Introducing the Social Impact Measurement Framework

Measuring the Social Impact of Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) in Ireland 

Although housing is consistently among the most important issues to voters in Ireland, there is little research on the impact that housing has in an Irish context. The evidence gap is especially large for social housing. In particular, there is a lack of sector-wide data that is comparable across tenures, organisations and geographies.  Approved Housing… Continue Reading Measuring the Social Impact of Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) in Ireland 

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Cost of living bonus payments notice from the Department of Social Protection.

The Department of Social Protection commenced issuing cost of living bonus payments to eligible customers this week. This was €200 cost of living bonus payment, in addition to customer’s normal weekly social welfare payment. The full €200 cost of living payment was paid, but the Department is aware that in a small number of cases, direct debits… Continue Reading Cost of living bonus payments notice from the Department of Social Protection.

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Circle VHA is WCAG Compliant. Accredited by the NCBI.

Circle VHA is first Approved Housing Body to obtain WCAG Compliance Status by NCBI

Circle Voluntary Housing Association has been working for the last two years to build and deliver a more inclusive and user friendly website. A website that allows the end users to find out more about our service offering and how to engage more with our departments internally. We are proud to announce that in April… Continue Reading Circle VHA is first Approved Housing Body to obtain WCAG Compliance Status by NCBI

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Circle VHA are officially members of INAR – The Irish Network Against Racism.

Even though March is Anti-Racism month, Circle VHA is strongly committed to combating racism and celebrating diversity in Ireland all year round! As part of our commitment and to underpin our goal to demonstrate leadership in the area of Anti-Racism, Circle VHA have joined INAR, the Irish Network Against Racism. We firmly support the #IrelandForAll… Continue Reading Circle VHA are officially members of INAR – The Irish Network Against Racism.

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Circle VHA Staff at ground breaking event of Railway Court, Railway Street.

The long-awaited construction of the new apartment development, Railway Court, has commenced.

Circle VHA are delighted to announce the commencement of their direct build construction project, Railway Court, Railway Street, Dublin 1. Delivered in collaboration with Dublin City Council, Department of Housing under the Governments initiative of Housing for All. The development in the heart of Dublin City, comprises of 47 units broken into 3,2- and 1-bedroom… Continue Reading The long-awaited construction of the new apartment development, Railway Court, has commenced.

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Residents of Inchicore on an active building site in protective gear, hardhats alongside team who is delivering the project.

Circle VHA celebrates first direct construction project with groundbreaking event at Richmond Place

MARKING A UNIQUE NEW MODEL OF HOUSING AND CARE PROVISION IN IRELAND IN COLLABORATION WITH ALONE Monday 17th October 2022 – Today marks a special day as Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conway together with Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien and key stakeholders came together to launch The Housing Agency ‘Housing… Continue Reading Circle VHA celebrates first direct construction project with groundbreaking event at Richmond Place

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Ukraine flag in blue and yellow flying in the wind.

Humanitarian Response to the Conflict in Ukraine: How you can help

Voluntary Participation of Social Housing Tenants in Irish Red Cross Pledge Scheme Over 18 million will be affected by the conflict in Ukraine, with up to 5 million people currently fleeing or expected to flee their homes as the war continues. Significant numbers of refugees will continue to arrive in Ireland in the coming days,… Continue Reading Humanitarian Response to the Conflict in Ukraine: How you can help

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Group of tenants holding a ribbon to their new home. Children sitting in front of ribbon.

Circle VHA Celebrates delivery of 57 Social Homes in County Waterford

Circle Voluntary Housing Association celebrated the official opening of 57 social homes at Butterfield, Mount Neil, Co. Waterford in February 2022. A two-phased development, built and completed to the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) highest standards. These homes have all the necessary certifications to ensure our tenant families have safe and quality constructed A-rated, low-energy… Continue Reading Circle VHA Celebrates delivery of 57 Social Homes in County Waterford

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Tenant Engagement Strategy Launch Event

On Thursday 4th November, Circle Voluntary Housing Association members, Supporting Communities members, tenants, and external contributors gathered to celebrate the launch of their Tenant Engagement Strategy & Strategy 24 at the Temple Bar Gallery and Studio in Dublin. Our Tenant Engagement Strategy was derived from our innate desire to provide the best possible housing to… Continue Reading Tenant Engagement Strategy Launch Event

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Woman celebrating the keys to her new home alongside her husband.

The official opening of Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin

40 FAMILIES NOW OCCUPY THEIR NEW HOMES AS CIRCLE VHA COMPLETES TENANCY AT FAIRGREEN MANOR, DUNLAVIN, CO. WICKLOW On the 16th of February 2022, Circle VHA celebrates the final handover to all 40 families of their new homes at Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow alongside Cathaoirleach Shay Cullen, local councillors, tenants of Fairgreen Manor and… Continue Reading The official opening of Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin

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Tenant of Deerpark community. Woman wearing a grey coat holding a circle more than housing mini house with her hand stretched outright.

Official Deerpark Community Centre Reopening

Circle VHA in partnership with South Dublin County Council and Foróige celebrate reopening of Deerpark Community Centre following significant investment. In November 2021, we officially re-opened the refurbished Deerpark Community Centre in Tallaght Dublin 24, following significant investment. A jointly funded project, in excess of €35K investment, by Circle VHA and South Dublin County Council… Continue Reading Official Deerpark Community Centre Reopening

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Chris Ellison appointed chair of Circle Voluntary Housing Association

  Circle Voluntary Housing Association has announced the appointment of Chris Ellison as chair of its Board of Directors. Mr Ellison, who is Executive Director of Operations at B3 Living Limited in the UK, brings 25 years’ experience in the housing sector. He is a long-serving member of the Board of Circle VHA. He succeeds… Continue Reading Chris Ellison appointed chair of Circle Voluntary Housing Association

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Glebe SHD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”2″ gal_title=”glebescd”]         Below you will find answers to the questions we have been asked most frequently about the proposed development at Glebe House: [WPSM_AC id=1762] If you have any queries on this please contact us at info@circlevha.ie   Webinar on Glebe Corruba Site If you wish to attend the webinar… Continue Reading Glebe SHD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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COVID-19 – Tenant Update – 7 January 2021

Following the recent decision of the Government to move to Level 5 restrictions, Circle has taken a number of actions to protect our tenants and staff.  We want to continue to offer safe and effective services, but we also want to keep our tenants and our staff members safe.  The link below outlines the services… Continue Reading COVID-19 – Tenant Update – 7 January 2021

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