Launch of the Dublin Housing Observatory

Photograph: Arthur Carron 

Professor Ken Gibb visited Dublin on 9 July for the launch of the Dublin Housing Observatory (DHO), a new business unit under Dublin City Council’s Housing and Community Services Department.

Led by Dr Dáithí Downey, Head of Housing Policy Research and Development at Dublin City Council, the unit will work to address the housing crisis in the city, ensuring that housing strategies, policies and practices are underpinned by robust evidence. It will collaborate with housing, planning, economic development and inclusion and integration sections within Dublin City Council.

To offer objective and verifiable housing data, the DHO has developed a new online Data Navigator tool with data analysis provided from Dublin City Council, the All Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi). With a public interface, an interactive mapping tool allows people to source up to date and verified information on the housing market supplied from the Central Statistics Office, Private Rented Tenancies Board (PRTB), Property Register and local authorities.

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence is pleased to be a strategic partner of the Dublin Housing Observatory (DHO), with CaCHE Director, Professor Ken Gibb, chairing the Advisory Board.

Read more:

Full press release

OSI Blog – Dublin Housing Observatory

The Irish Times

The Times



Date: July 13, 2018 4:30 pm


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