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-


AON Meeting – September (MUD Act 2011)

Hello all,

Following the large  attendance at our July meeting, and our break for August, our next meeting takes place on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

We have an excellent speaker to present to us on the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011.  This is an area of vital importance to Owners’ Management Companies, and directors.  We urge a strong attendance on the night.

Solicitor Suzanne Bainton will present to us on legal issues for Owners’ Management Companies, and obligations under the MUD Act.  This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Suzanne Bainton is a Partner with Liston & Company, Solicitors, based at Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Suzanne is the author of the section of the Law Society’s Complex Conveyancing book dealing with apartment developments.  She is an active member of the conveyancing committee of the Law Society.

Suzanne was a member of its task force which engaged with the Department of Justice prior to the enactment of the MUD Act.  She was also involved in the preparation of the precedents arising from the legislation.

Suzanne has lectured on property related topics to students and members of the Law Society.  Most recently, Suzanne has presented on the MUD Act to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Annual Conference.

Our meeting will also be a chance for members to exchange views on the progress of the Network’s activities this year.

As usual we will kick off at 7pm sharp in our normal venue at the Dublin City Council offices in Wood Quay.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be 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.

If you need to contact us on any other issue, you can do so using our Contact Form.

Dont’t forget you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

We look forward to seeing you on 13th September 2017.

AON Team

AON Meeting 18 July – Fire Safety in Irish MUDs / Apartments

Hello all,

Our next public meeting will take place on Tuesday 18 July at 7pm. We are delighted to confirm that we have lined up two excellent speakers to present to our meeting on the topic of Fire Safety in Irish Apartments.

– Kevin Hollingsworth, Chartered Building Surveyor, Omega Surveying Services, and

– Patrick Fleming, Chief Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade.

Following the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy and a number of incidents in Irish Multi Unit and Apartment developments, the topic of fire safety is uppermost in the minds of Irish apartment owners, tenants, OMC directors and property management agents. Anecdotal evidence would suggest that there are serious issues facing the Irish Multi Unit Development and Apartment sector with regard to fire safety deficiencies.

Both Kevin Hollingsworth and Patrick Fleming have extensive first-hand experience of the issues and are well placed to advise our membership on this important topic. We are very grateful for their time and look forward to hearing from them.

If you wish to attend and have not already responded to us, to assist with planning the meeting and preparing the venue, we would be grateful if you could let us know you plan to attend using our Contact Form. 

We would like to thank those who have already confirmed their attendance next Tuesday.

As usual we will be in our normal venue of the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council offices, Wood Quay.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available from 6.45pm. The meeting will begin at 7pm sharp.

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

We look forward to seeing you there on the 18th July.

AON Team