Today Ireland not only has a housing supplyproblem, but an affordability crisis.

Ó’Cualann builds affordable homes by getting support from local authorities for discounted land and development levies waived. It also promotes an ethos of inclusive co-operative communities where members come together to make key decisions about their neighbourhood.

"This could be a bit of a game changer"

Eoghan Murphy
Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government


homes sold in Dublin

About Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance

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Why We backed Ó Cualann
Cohousing Alliance

This project tackles a pressing and entrenched problem in Ireland in an innovative and highly practical way. It has the potential to scale and make a real and lasting impact on a major issue facing Irish society today. We were also attracted by the potential multiplier effect O’Cualann could have on their customers, such as increased economic power, reduced stress and financial worries, and ultimately more time to focus on living their lives.

Hugh’s determination and belief in the power of the O’Cualann model was palpable as we engaged with him through the selection process. Coupled with his knowledge and experience of the housing sector, we knew he was the right person to spearhead this change.



‘House owners under affordable scheme receive keys to new homes’ - RTE

‘Affordable and social housing’- Irish Times

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