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Thinking about Home: Alternative Perspectives on the Housing Crisis in Ireland

Thinking about Home: Alternative Perspectives on the Housing Crisis in Ireland

As part of the coordinated events of the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL) for 2023, we are hosting a discussion with experts from different fields to consider alternative conceptual, theoretical and practical issues relating to the housing crisis.

The ideas underpinning the present state of housing and rights related to housing in Ireland stretch back a long way in the public imagination. On this basis, seeing a way out of the housing crisis may also call for new or different ways of thinking about the subject of housing; whether this focuses upon the rights and responsibilities of individuals, the ideas that concern the construction and transformation of the places in which we live, or the question of how we come to see and call these spaces our homes. Within the context of a situation as complex and all-consuming as the housing crisis, the purpose of this discussion is to provide a  venue  to think in alternative ways about experiences and notions of home, housing and the housing crisis.

The event will include presentations by a dynamic panel of experts from a range of fields, followed by a panel discussion and audience participation.

Conference Details

Date25 April 2023


LocationMuseum of Literature Ireland, UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

OrganisersUCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life

Intended Audience ALL WELCOME

Please register via Eventbrite

Speakers include:

  • Dr Michael Byrne - UCD - School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice;
  • Dr Cian O'Callaghan – TCD - School of Natural Sciences;
  • Dr Samantha Williams – UCC - Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights;
  • Dr Lisa Foran – UCD - School of Philosophy & Centre for Ethics in Public Life;
  • Associate Professor Paul Ryan – UCD School of Business
  • Representatives from Threshold Ireland.


For inquiries please email: Dr Danielle Petherbridge (e) danielle.petherbridge@ucd.ie or Jonathan Wren (e) jonathan.wren@ucdconnect.ie

Presented by UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life

Thinking About Home poster

Contact the Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL)

CEPL, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: cepl@ucd.ie