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Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance Housing Scheme, Poppintree, Dublin

  • By Cooney Architects

We have been delighted to work on this project in Poppintree, Dublin with O’Hanlon & Farrell Building Contractors for the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance Cooperative Housing Development.

This article, Published in RTE Website, Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 09:53

Owners of the first five houses in an affordable housing scheme have officially received the keys to their new homes today.

The estate in Ballymun, Dublin, is a housing co-operative which will have 49 houses in total. All have now been allocated.

Prices start at €140,000 for a two-bedroom, €160,000 for a three-bed, and €199,000 for a four-bedroom house. The house prices are more than 30% lower than the market value of similar properties in the area.

It is expected they will all be built and occupied by September 2018.

The land was owned by Dublin City Council, which provided it at a heavily discounted rate. The co-op was then asked to give priority to people in the area.

Buyers have to meet eligibility criteria with couples earning no more than a combined income of €79,000 a year.

A 10% deposit and mortgage approval were also required and all residents have to sign up to a charter.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he believed the scheme might be a bit of a game changer when it comes to the delivery of affordable housing and believes it could be replicated across the country.

Mr Murphy said he believed it is something that other councils should do.

He said he would be talking to all local authorities next week about some of the plans he has about how they can do more to make sure they are delivering affordable housing as well as social housing.

Minister Eoghan Murphy handing Helen Cheevers the keys to her new home

Minister Eoghan Murphy handing Helen Cheevers the keys to her new home


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Handover of First 5 houses in Poppintree

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We have been delighted to have been involved in the new cooperative housing scheme in Popintree, Dublin, working with the contractors O’Hanlon and Farrell (  There was a  ceremony to mark the handover of the first 5 houses at our Cooperative Affordable scheme in Poppintree, by Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance  on the 10th of July.

Minister Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government visited the site and the first new residents.

He met the home owners and visited one of houses and was introduced to the guests by the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance Chairman, Trevor Keogh.IMG_0590 IMG_0589



National Sports Campus office development progresses on site

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Cooney Architects project at National Sports Campus, conversion of former Abbottstown House stable yard, into office accommodation is nearing completion on site.19490373_10154662578072267_1235266594_o19490403_10154662577292267_1557385726_o



Cooney Architects Features in the Irish Times

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Cooney Architects got Features in Irish Times!

Congratulations to all the excellent companies who made the shortlist and all the worthy winners on the night.
McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects, RKD Architects, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism, Urban-Agency, Kennedy FitzGerald Architects & Avanti Architects,
TODD Architects, Cooney Architects, McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara from Grafton Architects, Helena McElmeel Architects & Greentec Building, McCullough Mulvin Architects, dhbArchitects, John Halligan Architects & Society of Saint Vincent De Paul, Broadstone Architects, DMVF Architects, Dublin Institute of Technology.



Three projects are commended in the RIAI Architecture Awards 2017 in three separate categories

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Cooney Architects were delighted to have been commended on 23rd June at the RIAI Awards 2017, held in the Mansion House, Dublin. Congratulations to the RIAI for a wonderful party.

Mc Namara House commended in the category, ‘House of the Year – Leinster’.

Historic House Conservation & Energy Retrofit commended in the category, ‘Sustainability’.

Visitors Centre – Hill of Uisneach commended in the category, ‘Place of the Year’.

By the way Cooney Architects were the winners on the night for creative sculpture!






Hill of Uisneach Visitor Centre Wins ‘Building of the Year – ‘Public’ at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017

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Eoin Ryan , Managing Director of The Galtee Group presenting the winner of the ‘Building of the Year – Public’ category at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards June 8th. Congratulations to the worthy recipient, Frank Cooney and his team at Cooney Architects for the ‘Hill of Uisneach Visitor Centre’ project.

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Bressie says ‘vote for Uisneach if it is your thing’. Please vote for us!

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Today is the last day for voting for RIAI Public Choice Awards.Bressie says ‘vote for Uisneach if it is your thing’. Please vote for us!
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Visitors Centre – Hill of Uisneach, Westmeath

Living in the wild mountain landscape _Historic House Conservation & Energy Retrofit _Cooney Architects_DONAL MURPHY

Historic House Conservation & Energy Retrofit , Co. Wicklow

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McNamara House, Co. Dublin



A case study of a conservation led, energy retrofit of a historic building by Frank Cooney

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Frank Cooney gave a presentation on ‘A case study of a conservation led, energy retrofit of a historic building’ at the Co-operative Housing Ireland talk in 2016.

About Co-operative Housing Ireland:

Co-operative Housing Ireland is Ireland’s national federation for the cooperative housing sector. Since its foundation in 1973 co-operative housing has:
• Supported the provision of approximately 5,000 homes across a mix of tenures,
• Taken responsibility for the ongoing management of 2,000 homes available at affordable rents,
• Promoted the development of locally affiliated co-operative societies across Ireland,
• Provided wider community development opportunities such as Childcare Services.



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A new Cooney Architects project Masterplan for Avondale House and Forest Park

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Cooney Architects, along with our Design Team of  Tell Tale Interpretive Consultants, Alan Hill Tourism Development, Mike Nevin Financial Consultants, FDA/Jennings O’Donovan Engineers, The Planning Partnership and Levins Associates Quantity Surveyor, have been awarded the contract for the exciting Coillte and Fáilte Ireland project creating a Masterplan for Avondale House and Forest Park.

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