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#Homeless

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Friday 13 January, 2017

What's being done to help people sleeping rough cope with this freezing cold weather?

The cold weather is an inconvenience for the majority, but for the homeless people living on the streets, it’s much more serious than that.

'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?

# homeless - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building

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

# homeless - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'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.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Saturday 7 January, 2017

No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House

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

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Limerick women's shelter evacuated last night after bedroom blaze

Four units from the fire station were sent to Thomondgate shortly after midnight.

# homeless - Friday 30 December, 2016

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

# homeless - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Christmas Eve

Busking on Grafton Street, the terror attack in Berlin and Carrie Fisher had everyone talking today…

'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.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - 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…

Gardaí don't believe car of homeless man was deliberately set on fire

A man in his 40s was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with minor injuries.

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”.

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"We'd starve without them" - Over 2,000 people lined up to get Christmas food parcels this morning

The Capuchin Day Centre hands out the parcels every year to people in need.

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.

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"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.

# homeless - 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…

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.

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

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

# homeless - 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.

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.

Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage

The proposal aims to “incentivise development and discourage land speculation”.

# homeless - Monday 19 December, 2016

35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60)

Activists say the building could have a maximum capacity of 60 residents.

# homeless - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.

# homeless - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities

The money raised will go to COPE Galway and Focus Ireland to help house families in Galway.

# homeless - Friday 16 December, 2016

Apollo House occupation: The story behind how a well-organised team took over this Dublin building

Celebrities, activists and politicians all got together today to open accommodation for the homeless.

# homeless - Thursday 15 December, 2016

An eight-year-old wrote to Santa asking for €100 to give to the homeless

He also asked for Pokemon cards.

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare

The scheme will offer 25 hours of free childcare from next month.

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants

The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.

The difficulties of being 13, homeless and having nowhere to do your homework

A letter to homeless services provides a stark insight into the many problems facing homeless families.

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Pregnant mother 'had to view men exposing themselves to her and her son' in homeless accommodation

Newly released documents give an insight into the conditions in which homeless families are living.

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