Brendan Ogle

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Volunteers leaving Apollo House in January 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/ The Irish Times

The conversion of Apollo House into a “€50 million cash cow” while the homelessness crisis continues is “upsetting”, according to campaigners involved(...)

Brendan Ogle:  “There is no party to represent a broad, progressive, human rights base.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former secretary of the ESB group of unions Brendan Ogle has said he is going to launch a new political party in September. Mr Ogle made his announc(...)

Damien Dempsey: “People thought I was a joke act or a gimmick.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Damien Dempsey, the charismatic singer with a repertoire of striking, honest songs, is surprisingly shy. He’s warm and insightful whether discussing t(...)

Brendan Ogle, left, at the launch of the Home Sweet Home emergency housing plan  in 2017. Mr Ogle issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

A second action alleging defamation has been initiated arising from the Home Sweet Home occupation of Dublin’s Apollo House last winter, an initiative(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

A trade unionist  has issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ over a report that the trade union Unite sought an exemption from providing social housing in a property it owned

Trade unionist Brendan Ogle has issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ over a report that his trade union sought an exemption from providing social(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

 Mobilised:  Irish protest was galvanised by the campaign against water charges. Photograph: Mart Klein/Ikon/Getty

Populism is a race to the bottom in Irish politics,” says the Labour TD Alan Kelly. “It’s where political parties and political individuals will do an(...)

Residents and volunteers painting a sign in Apollo House in Dublin in January. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Home Sweet Home coalition of housing activists and homeless people received almost €200,000 in donations over a six week-period, figures seen by T(...)

Members of the Clew Bay Pipe Band on the Halpenny Bridge to announce details of the Trad Fest Temple Bar.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Man arrested after officer wounded in Belfast drive-by shooting A man aged 36 has been arrested after a policeman was shot in a drive-by attack (...)

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