Respond welcomes the appointment of Jan O’ Sullivan, T.D. as the new Minister for Housing and Planning

Ireland’s leading housing charity today welcomes the appointment of Jan O’ Sullivan as the new Minister for Housing and Planning following the resignation of Willie Penrose, TD in November. Respond Housing Association is pleased that the Minister for Housing and Planning will remain a ‘Super Junior’ position following weeks of speculation to the contrary. The housing charity contends housing is a critical area of economic and social policy and the Minister with responsibility should retain a seat at the cabinet table.

According to Respond spokesperson Aoife Walsh, the charity looks forward to meeting with Minister O’ Sullivan in the New Year to assist with the many challenges that lie ahead.
“Respond Housing Association would like to wish Minister O’ Sullivan the very best during her term in office. With more than 2,800 unfinished housing estates throughout the country, 100,000 households on Local Authority Housing waiting lists, an increasing mortgage arrears crisis and a property market still in decline, the Minister faces a difficulty time ahead. Respond would call on the Minister to engage with stakeholders as soon as possible in order to devise a strategy to deal with the key issues.”

Respond supporting the toy appeal this Christmas

With many parents struggling to buy toys for their children this Christmas, Respond Housing Association is pleased to support the St Vincent de Paul, 2FM and SuperValu Toy Appeal. As well as donating toys, we are providing extra drop off points for toy donations in 24 of our childcare centres nationwide (see participating venues below).

More information is also available on our Facebook and Twitter pages

Participating Respond Childcare Centres:

  • Flinters Clever Kids, Flinteres Close, Athy, Co Kildare
  • Ard Mor Montessori, Ard Mor, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Chesterfield Close Childcare, Birr, Co Offaly
  • Tailte an Chlochair Childcare, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
  • Hidden Treasures, Riverwell Close, Dundalk, Co Louth
  • Stepping Stones, Rowan Heights, Drogheda, Co Louth
  • Ard an Ghleanna, Childcare Tramore, Co Waterford
  • Comeragh Court Childcare, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
  • Tír na Siamsa, Daphne View, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • Glenview Childcare, Carrick on Suir, Co Tipperary
  • Highfield Childcare, Killenaule, Co Tipperary
  • Killure Grove Childcare, Waterford
  • Little Angels, Marquis Drive, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
  • Millenium Court Childcare, Kilkenny
  • Seán Browne Crescent Childcare, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • Setanta Childcare, New Ross, Co Wexford
  • Chatterbox Playschool, Slaney View Drive, Tullow, Co Carlow
  • Westlands Childcare, Wexford
  • Hillview Childcare, Charleville, Co Cork
  • Clós Naomh Mucha Childcare, Clashmore, Co Waterford
  • Mount Vernon Childcare, Douglas,Cork
  • Oakfield Close Childcare, Mallow, Co Cork
  • Distillery View Childcare, Limerick
  • Stonecourt Childcare, Ennis, Co Tipperary