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Submission for a Referendum on Housing

24 August 2022

Ref on Housing Event  (A4 Document) (4)

ICON held an information meeting to discuss the call for submissions on a Referendum on Housing.  Details on how to make a submission are below.

You can find a copy of the presentation from Dr Rory Hearne here.

You can find a draft submission that you can use and ammend here.

This is an opportunity to call for a referendum on the right to housing . 

Public consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland

Submissions closed 2 September 2022


The Housing Commission has opened a public consultation on a referendum on housing.

Following a commitment in the Programme for Government and Housing for All: A New Housing Plan for Ireland, a Housing Commission was established in December of 2021. The Commission’s Terms of Reference cover a wide range of issues connected to housing, one of which is to consider the complex constitutional issues arising in this area and to propose appropriate wording for a referendum on housing.

Guidelines on making a submission

The Housing Commission now invites submissions on whether there should be a referendum on the introduction of a constitutional amendment regarding housing, and, if so, what form such a constitutional amendment might take.

The Commission would like to encourage as many people as possible to have their say in this survey on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland.

There are 3 ways to provide your views:

It is anticipated that there will be a high volume of interest in this consultation process. If you are making a formal submission (by email or post), please help the Commission to engage with your key points by keeping your submission to no more than 2,500 words.

Please provide your submission by Friday 2 September 2022.