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# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Monday 16 January, 2017

Spanish inspiration? Anti-eviction movement heats up with bill to end loopholes used to evict tenants

AAA-PBP is kicking off the first day of the Dáil session tomorrow with its Anti-Eviction Bill.

# homelessness - 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?

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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.

# homelessness - Saturday 7 January, 2017

No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House

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

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

Apollo House Occupation: 'A well-intentioned but deeply flawed and patronising solution'

We are failing the homeless but occupying derelict buildings isn’t the answer, writes David O’Brien.

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.

# homelessness - 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 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.

From The Daily Edge Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless Festive Fiction Finding

Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless

Every one who finds a book is being encouraged to donate to Focus Ireland.

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

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

# homelessness - 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.

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.

Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage

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

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak

Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.

# homelessness - 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.”

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.

# homelessness - 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.

Poll: Should vacant Nama buildings be available to homeless services at Christmas? Housing Crisis This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vacant Nama buildings be available to homeless services at Christmas?

A derelict building in Dublin has been occupied by homeless activists with a view to converting it into housing for the homeless.

# homelessness - Thursday 15 December, 2016

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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

New campaign asks people to give up the price of a pint for homeless families

The money will be used to help people living in emergency accommodation.

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

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