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#Home Sweet Home

# home-sweet-home - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Home Sweet Home donations to be given to groups tackling homelessness

About €129,000 was unspent after the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin ended.

# home-sweet-home - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From The42 Tottenham dealt setback as Premier League won't allow Wembley pitch resizing Home Sweet Home

Tottenham dealt setback as Premier League won't allow Wembley pitch resizing

The Premier League have said standarized pitch sizes must be adhered to.

# home-sweet-home - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for Home Sweet Home to donate remaining €129,000 to homeless charities

Brendan Carr said that the funds raised by the campaign should “be immediately put to use assisting people in housing need”.

What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?

The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months.

# home-sweet-home - Monday 3 April, 2017

After 22 months living in a hotel with her daughter, Erica Fleming has moved into her new home

Fleming has been a strong campaigner on issues of homelessness in Ireland.

# home-sweet-home - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

# home-sweet-home - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Want to end homelessness? How about converting every emergency hostel in Ireland into a home

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# home-sweet-home - Friday 3 February, 2017

Beds and furniture removed from Apollo House as legal proceedings officially end

The receivers intend to sell the building, which forms part of a block due for re-development.

# home-sweet-home - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.

# home-sweet-home - Friday 20 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

# home-sweet-home - Thursday 19 January, 2017

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.

# home-sweet-home - 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?

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

'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.

# home-sweet-home - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

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

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - 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

# home-sweet-home - 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”.

# home-sweet-home - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# home-sweet-home - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

# home-sweet-home - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

An office building is now being occupied by homeless activists in Sligo town

The location of the disused office building in the western town is as yet unknown.

"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.

'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.

# home-sweet-home - 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.

Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January

The High Court made the ruling today.

# home-sweet-home - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Glen Hansard just lead a huge Auld Triangle singalong outside Apollo House Home Sweet Home

Glen Hansard just lead a huge Auld Triangle singalong outside Apollo House

Hansard is part of Home Sweet Home, a group of activists that has taken over the building to use as housing for the homeless.

From The Daily Edge Glen Hansard is playing a free lunchtime gig at Apollo House 'to say thank you' to supporters Home Sweet Home
Permission granted to demolish the building currently occupied by homelessness activists Home Sweet Home This post contains videos

Permission granted to demolish the building currently occupied by homelessness activists

Plans for the redevelopment of Apollo House were submitted in June.

# home-sweet-home - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Doctors, plumbers and Mattress Mick have got behind the group occupying Apollo House

“It just shows that if government doesn’t do something, people will.”

# home-sweet-home - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

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