Claire Elliott at the house in Belcamp Avenue. She has been on the council housing list since 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is seeking the removal of a mother and her three young children from a vacant council house they have been occupying for almost tw(...)

Seamus Farrell of the Irish Housing Network in the Bolt Hostel on Bolton Street, Dublin: “When you see so many buildings like this boarded up, and thousands of people who need a roof over their heads, direct action like this is common sense”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Housing activists in Dublin have “reclaimed” a former hostel that has been vacant for three years, saying they will soon open it up to house homele(...)