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Occupiers of Apollo House unfurl a banner reading ‘Homes not hostels’ on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Dean Ruxton

Activists occupying the Apollo House office building in Dublin said they would defy a court order to leave the premises and that they would continue “(...)

A Wednesday deadline has been set by the High Court for campaigners, who took over the building on December 17th, to vacate Apollo House following a case taken by developers who propose to knock the building for redevelopment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Apollo House homelessness campaigners expect the remaining 30 residents in the former office block to move into facilities “appropriate to their needs(...)

The funeral of Frank Murray  at Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The late music manager Frank Murray joined “the great rock and roll, roll call of 2016”, his daughter Shannon told his funeral Mass on Tuesday. “Awe(...)

‘I thank the Home Sweet Home movement for its implied reminder that we don’t always have to be cowed little subservient muppets who bend the knee to power.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Author and professor of creative writing at the University of Limerick Joseph O’Connor has spoken out against the critics of the Home Sweet Home (HSH)(...)

Joan Collins TD speaking with Seán Doyle who was on security duty outside Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Home Sweet Home campaigners are urging homeless people to join them in taking a legal case demanding Minister for Finance Michael Noonan use his powe(...)

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(...)

Home Sweet Home supporters outside the High Court in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Home Sweet Home group which has been occupying the vacant Apollo House offices in the centre of Dublin since last week has said it is considering (...)

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(...)

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