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#apollo house

# apollo-house - Yesterday’s News

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

# apollo-house - Friday 13 January, 2017

'This is only the start' - The occupation has ended, but what's next for Home Sweet Home?

The occupation of Apollo House has ended – but what happens next?

# apollo-house - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Tears and cheers as Apollo House occupiers claim a 'sad victory'

There were tears and cheers in equal measure this morning following today’s leaving Apollo House.

Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building

The majority of residents and activists formally left the building this afternoon.

# apollo-house - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

"Not one person left behind" - there's a cheerful defiance about Apollo House this evening Apollo Mission This post contains videos

"Not one person left behind" - there's a cheerful defiance about Apollo House this evening

The remaining occupants of the Nama-controlled building have been ordered to vacate the building by the High Court.

Simon Coveney says residents must leave Apollo House but denies plans to 'forcibly push them out' Twitter Chatter This post contains videos

Simon Coveney says residents must leave Apollo House but denies plans to 'forcibly push them out'

The minister said misinformation has been swirling on Twitter.

'We are going to defy this court order': Apollo House occupiers say they're not going anywhere

They had been ordered to leave the building by 12 noon today.

# apollo-house - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

'Apollo House was about much more than 35 people in one building'

This country needs a lot more people to say enough is enough, and on many more issues than homelessness, writes Frankie Gaffney.

Leaving Apollo House?: Home Sweet Home claims residents are coming back because of drug use

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

# apollo-house - Monday 9 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home makes government deal but future of Apollo House uncertain

Residents at the facility are to be housed in two new ‘acclimation facilities’.

# apollo-house - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home co-founder has multiple convictions for robbery, kidnap and aggravated burglary Exclusive

Quentin Sheridan is no longer permitted to enter Apollo House.

No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House

Talks between Government and activists went on until late last night.

# apollo-house - Friday 6 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home co-founder no longer allowed entry to Apollo House Exclusive

Quentin Sheridan originally founded the group in October.

Nama has identified nearly 7,000 homes for social housing - but only 2,748 have been taken

That is according to the agency’s annual report, published yesterday.

# apollo-house - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Apollo House occupiers demand Government puts Nama buildings 'on the table' to address homelessness

The group have been ordered to leave the building by next Wednesday.

# apollo-house - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

"This is not living it's just existing": Apollo House volunteer on her struggle to find a home

Carrie Hennessy, who is herself homeless, handed in a petition to the Department of Finance today.

"I think people are very angry": Protesters call for action on homelessness in Dublin march

Around 250 people took part in a march to the Department of Finance this afternoon.

# apollo-house - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Edward Norton and Judd Apatow have been tweeting their support of Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

# apollo-house - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Apollo House launches nightly 'mobile outreach' team

The group behind the occupied Nama-controlled building, Home Sweet Home, has launched the service following “extremely generous donations from the Irish public”.

# apollo-house - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends

The group said a number of Nama-owned buildings have been cherry-picked for occupation.

# apollo-house - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# apollo-house - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'This is home for people now' - A look inside Apollo House

Occupiers say they aren’t planning on leaving on 11 January.

Group behind Apollo House occupation raises €160,000 from public donations

Home Sweet Home took over the Dublin building earlier this month for use as homeless accommodation.

# apollo-house - Monday 26 December, 2016

Homeless couple get engaged in Apollo House following performance by Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard was on hand to serenade residents and staff at the Dublin centre.

# apollo-house - Sunday 25 December, 2016

About 70 people will have Christmas dinner in Apollo House today

Home Sweet Home has also said that over €150,000 has been raised online.

# apollo-house - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'We're in a delicate position with the law': Gardaí shut down Grafton St busk due to overcrowding

One man in the crowd said he feared he and his daughter would be crushed.

'We're preparing to give residents the best Christmas they've had in years'

Home Sweet Home organisers believe the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin could be replicated elsewhere in the country.

# apollo-house - Friday 23 December, 2016

There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night

A contention that there are not enough suitable beds has been a key argument from the Apollo House occupiers.

# apollo-house - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Eight Apollo House residents might avail of long-term accommodation elsewhere

If they decide to move on, their beds will be re-opened for other rough sleepers to use.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe

The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.

"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House

A High Court decision yesterday said the occupiers must have vacated the building by 11 January.

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'Anybody could end up homeless - it could be me or my daughter': Public support key to Apollo House occupation

The occupiers of Apollo House have utilised public support to great effect.

# apollo-house - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'This conversation is well and truly happening' - Tears and cheers from Apollo House activists after day in court

It was long day in the High Court as receivers sought an injunction against Apollo House occupiers.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January

The High Court made the ruling today.

The High Court is hearing the case on whether the Apollo House occupation should end or not

The packed High Court has heard from some of the occupiers, who say that vacating the building will leave people homeless.

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Apollo House occupation: Activists due before the High Court this morning

Lawyers for the receivers are seeking an injunction against the occupiers.

Challenges and unexpected questions: On the door at Apollo House

The project is bedding down and expanding its capacity. The matter will be back before the High Court today.

# apollo-house - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Apollo House Occupation: Hozier, Glen Hansard and friends perform live at Dublin homeless hostel

The building in Dublin city centre has been taken over by homelessness activists.

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