Glen Hansard of The Frames busking on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve.Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hundreds of people gathered on a rainy Grafton Street in Dublin city centre on Christmas eve as Glen Hansard and other musicians busked for charity in(...)

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(...)

 Supplies are brought into Apollo House in Dublin city centre which has been taken over by “concerned citizens” and is being used to accommodate homeless people. Photograph: Alan Betson

Housing activists who took over an empty office block in Dublin to accommodate the homeless have said they will meet representatives of the owners who(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A spokeswoman for ‘Home Sweet Home’ said she expected up to 30 people could be accommodated on “a few floors” in makeshift bedrooms in the 10-storey building. Photograph: Irish Housing Network

Supporters of the homeless who took over the Apollo House office block in Dublin have moved five people into makeshift bedrooms in the building. At (...)

Anyone who has walked down Grafton Street will have heard the torturous strains of My Heart Will Go On or El Condor Pasa with full musak soundtrack. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many music lovers will welcome the news that buskers have been banned from using backing tracks when performing on the streets of Dublin. The city cou(...)

Gary Dunne: ‘I feel honoured to lead a team which creates opportunities for the Irish in London, of all generations, to experience, create and celebrate Irish culture.’

As an Irish artist and arts programmer, I have always been gripped by the capacity of art and culture to bring us together, to connect us to ourselves(...)

Part of the Laochra entertainment performance after the Allianz Football League final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy /Sportsfile

For a little while during the second half, before Dublin pulled away, it seemed the day might deliver a magical score line to complement the mystical (...)