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#take back the city

# take-back-the-city - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# take-back-the-city - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'They have no place in our city': Take Back the City protesters occupy Airbnb HQ

TBTC claims Airbnb has exacerbated the housing crisis in Dublin and Ireland as a whole.

# take-back-the-city - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Opinion: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords

As a general principle, politicians should not engage in any activity where they would do better from the State doing worse, writes Conor Crummey.

# take-back-the-city - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin

The Residential Landlords Association has said that there is too much of a focus on Dublin.

# take-back-the-city - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster

The Take Back the City activist tells us the group’s main aims and offers potential solutions to the current housing crisis.

# take-back-the-city - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'

The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.

# take-back-the-city - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets

Activists cite rent, gentrification and community as reasons for joining the movement.

# take-back-the-city - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

# take-back-the-city - Monday 24 September, 2018

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

# take-back-the-city - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'

I fully support peaceful protest and direct action as a legitimate form of democratic participation, writes Brendan Howlin.

# take-back-the-city - Saturday 22 September, 2018

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point

Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.

# take-back-the-city - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'

Those who benefit from the way Ireland is organised would love us to believe we have no power, that we can’t win, that there’s no reason to act, writes Siobhan O’Donoghue.

# take-back-the-city - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

# take-back-the-city - Monday 17 September, 2018

Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties

Charlie Flanagan said gardaí are “the bulwark between civilised society and a breakdown in law and order”.

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.

# take-back-the-city - Friday 14 September, 2018

Activists to be served with court order demanding removal from third Dublin property

Barrister Padraig D Lyons said he did not know if the activists are connected to those removed from a property on North Fredrick Street this week.

# take-back-the-city - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?

Several properties in Dublin and elsewhere have been occupied by housing activists.

# take-back-the-city - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction

Hundreds gathered to protest the eviction of a group from a vacant property in North Fredrick Street.

Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property

A group of men arrived at the property at 34 North Frederick Street to remove the activists yesterday evening.

# take-back-the-city - Monday 23 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge This Belfast pub responded to a bomb scare in the best possible way Take Back The City