AON presentation to Joint Committee : Webcast playback

Hello all,

For those who may have missed the live webcast of our recent presentation to the Joint Committee on Housing Planning and Local Government, you can watch playback  of proceedings on the Oireachtas website at the link below.

Our presentation starts at 0.35:14 on the playback.

Committee Debate – Meeting of Joint Committee on Housing, Planning & Local Government, 19 April 2018, webcast

Agenda: Issues Impacting Apartments and Multi-Unit Developments

In attendance: Representatives from Apartment Owners’ Network


AON Meeting 5 December: Short-Lets in Apartments & MUDs

Hello all,

Our final meeting of a very busy 2017 takes place on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 7pm. We are back in our regular spot of the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council.

We have arranged a discussion on short term lettings, and issues for OMCs. This is in light of the Department of Housing’s recent Circular “Guidance on Planning Applications for Short Term Lettings”.

The intention is to hear members’ views and to gauge opinion.

Frank McDonald, former Environment Editor of the Irish Times and chair of Temple Bar Residents, has kindly agreed to attend and contribute to the discussion. Temple Bar Residents took the recent landmark planning case on short-lets, details here-

Those intending to come to the meeting are encouraged to read the Circular-

We will update you on the range of our work in October and November. Our usual open forum will conclude the meeting.

As usual we will have Tea, coffee and sandwiches available from 6.45pm. The meeting will begin at 7pm sharp.

To assist us in planning the meeting, please let us know if you plan to attend using our Meeting Attendance form.

Directions to the meeting venue if you need them are available here.


Our recent submissions on Census 2021 housing/accommodation questions, and the draft National Planning Framework are on the website-

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 5 December!

AON Team

AON Meeting – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Hello all,

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 October.

*** Please note the change of location, and later start time of 7.30pm ***

On foot of demand from members, this month we are away from Dublin city centre. Our venue is the Atrium, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords. We are grateful to Fingal County Council for the location.

In order to help plan the meeting, please ensure to let us know of your intention to attend. You can do this by completing our “Meeting Attendance” form.

Paul Mooney will present to us on Management Agent tendering. We have received many requests for a presentation on this topic. We expect great interest from members on this important issue.

Paul Mooney is the Managing Director of Benchmark Property, one of the leading independent property management and building consultants in Ireland. Paul is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Management for over 20 years. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland.

Paul has worked with industry bodies over a number of years in promoting professionalism in the Property Management Sector. He engaged with the Department of Justice on drafting of the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011 and the Property Services Regulatory Act 2011.

Paul has delivered many CPD talks on the sector and regulation, lectures in residential property management, and is a regular contributor to the Property Clinic section of the Irish Times Property Supplement. He is a member of the Property & Facility Managers Professional Group of the SCSI and sits on the editorial board of the Surveyors Journal. In 2011 Paul was appointed by the Minister for Justice to the Property Services Board.

We will update on our work since September, and plans for the remainder of 2017. Our usual open forum will conclude the meeting.

Please note the later start time of 7.30pm. Ample on-street parking is available near the venue.

You can access directions to the Atrium, Swords here-