December 9, 2021
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Course Description

This Housing Law and Policy course will examine the provision of housing and housing supports in Ireland. The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the legal and policy issues concerning housing, with a particular focus on social housing, rental accommodation and issues of equality and discrimination in the context of housing.

Course content

Introduction to the law and policy context to housing in Ireland

 Social Housing and social housing supports:    

           o  Overview, eligibility and application processes    

           o  Allocations, Priority Categories and Homelessness            

            o  Obligations, Rights and Responsibilities of Local Authorities and Tenants

 Private rental accommodation:

           o  Overview of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, including landlord/tenantrights and responsibilities, types of tenancies, evictions and what fallsoutside the Act

           o  Role of the Residential Tenancy Board    

           o  Equality and discrimination in private housing

The Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty:

           o  What is it?

           o  Why is it important in the context of housing?

           o  Particular barriers faced by minority and vulnerable groups

The future of housing in Ireland – what is on the horizon for Irish Housing Law and Policy

Who Should Attend?

This course would be of interest to practicing lawyers who work in the housing related area, including all local authority lawyers. It will also be of great interest to law-makers and public officials at national and local level, as well as academics and students, policy-makers and social policy analysts, planners,housing managers, estate agents, architects, engineers, surveyors and others.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance in Housing Law and Policy Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Housing Law and Policy course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation, training pack and certificates of attendance.


Aoife Kelly Desmond
Managing Solicitor at Mercy Law Resource Centre

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