Co-operative Housing Ireland is delighted to invite you to ‘Conversations with… Aisteach’ a discussion with Eileen Leahy, Chair of Aisteach Queer Housing Co-operative’s Management Committee, Anna Nolan, Chairperson of NXF National LGBT Federation, and Co-operative Housing Ireland. The discussion will take place on Wednesday 7th June at 5.30 pm over Teams events. In registering for a ticket, you will receive a link to access the event.

This event is free and open to all.

In this discussion we will explore barriers to securing adequate and safe housing for LGBT people, the work and aims of Aisteach as a housing co-operative and wider issues currently facing the queer community in Dublin.

Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) is one of the largest Approved Housing Bodies in Ireland, providing almost 4,500 high quality homes to low-income households. As a representative body, CHI champions co-operative principles in delivering homes and supporting communities. It works closely with various stakeholders in the housing sector, including the Local Authorities, the Government, and the developers, to provide high quality social-rented homes across the country. The organizations’ mission is to lead the development of social, economic, and environmental sustainability in Ireland through co-operative effort and the provision of co-operative housing.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conversation!


Aisteach Queer Housing Co-Operative are delighted to invite you to our first fundraising table quiz!

Join us on Wednesday April 19th at 7pm for what promises to be a night full of banter and laughs at Aisteach’s first fun-raising fundraising table quiz! Queer mecca Street 66 is the venue for this event and we are inviting LGBTQ+ community members and allies to sign up.

Our hosts Breda & Laura, the hilarious comedic duo The Wild Geeze, will bring teams through the question rounds before crowning the winners.

Teams of 4 can register in advance using this link. However, if you are coming solo you can also register here and we will assign you to a team when you arrive. Any tables not sold in advance will be available to pay for on the night.

Cost for a team of 4 = €40 + Eventbrite registration fee

Cost of individual entry = €10 + Eventbrite registration fee

You can also donate to Aisteach when registering if you would like to do so.

If you want to come along but cannot afford the entry fee email and we’ll save you a space.

Raffle tickets will be on sale on the night. We have some fabulous prizes lined up, which will be announced before the event!

Since establishing Aisteach we have incurred a number of costs and all monies raised will help cover these costs.

If you have any questions email and we will reply as soon as we can.


Aisteach is delighted to invite you to our next public meeting for the LGBTQIA+ community. The meeting will take place in Outhouse at 5 Capel Street on Thursday February 23rd from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. 

Speakers on the night include:

Deputy Lord Mayor Darcy Lonergan

NXF Chairperson Anna Nolan

Co-operative Housing Ireland

Members of the Aisteach management committee.

We are accepting applications for membership on the night, with the cost being €1 per person – CASH ONLY. 

This meeting is an opportunity for the community to find out more about us and the co-operative model in general. It will also be a safe space for people to network and share ideas. Aisteach’s goal is to provide community-led housing within the LGBTQIA+ community. We formed over covid as a mutual aid group, based on the co-operative principles. We strongly believe that co-operatives can be part of the solution to the current housing crisis, which is making our city uninhabitable, and we are developing a model for a community-led queer co-operative in the city. 

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the above information with any friends, families and contacts you have who may be interested in getting involved.

We look forward to welcoming you on the night!

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