Glen Hansard salutes the crowd from Apollo House, which has been taken over by Home Sweet Home to shelter the homeless. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

The former owner of Apollo House says he supports the aims of Home Sweet Home, a group of housing activist who have occupied the vacant office buildi(...)

Patrick Crean (left) and Greg Kavanagh: Mr Kavanagh  has called for vacant properties to be converted for use by  the homeless. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All properties left vacant for three years or more should be converted to homes for families and those on the streets, according to property develope(...)

Quentin Sheridan stands outside Apollo House, a vacant office block in Dublin city centre which has been occupied by the ‘Home Sweet Home’ group. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Quentin Sheridan, originally from Ballymun, Dublin, and homeless “on and off” for 28 years, was moved to start a Facebook campaign in late October. He(...)

Donated goods for the occupation of Apollo House. Photograph: David Cochrane/The Irish Times

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said she believes homeless families should be allowed to stay in Apollo House over Christmas. The buildin(...)

Protesters move mattresses into Apollo House on Tara Street in some direct action against homelessness. Photograph: Kitty Holland

“New Politics” is a meaningless phrase really, a political PR term that has no basis in invention or change. Our parliaments seem to be consistently m(...)

Solicitors for the receivers to Apollo House wrote to the protestors, saying that while they “sympathetic to the plight of those that are homeless” they “cannot allow the property to unlawfully occupied by trespassers”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Housing activists who took over an empty office block in Dublin to accommodate the homeless have been served with legal notice to “vacate” the buildin(...)

Jim Sheridan and Brendan Ogle of ‘Home Sweet Home’ at Apollo House at Poolbeg Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s been just over two years since Jonathan Corrie, a homeless man, was found dead yards from Dáil Éireann as our elected parliamentarians went to wo(...)

Dean Scurry from the group ‘Home Sweet Home’ who has stayed overnight in Apollo House helping the homeless people who have moved into the Dublin city centre property. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The occupation of an empty office block in Dublin by a group of housing campaigners would highlight the plight of those on the streets but was “not th(...)

The sale of Lumileds is the final step in Philips’s two-part sell-off of its lighting businesses. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Philips will sell an 80.1 per cent stake in Lumileds, its LED components and car lighting business, to US investor Apollo, receiving $1.5 billion in (...)

Food company Glanbia was down close to 3 per cent on today’s Iseq. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

European stocks fell, following their first monthly gain in three, dragged lower by equities that offer the highest dividend payouts. Britain’s top e(...)