Brendan Ogle

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An activist waves the Tricolour from Apollo House, Dublin, where up to 40 homeless people are being housed. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Organisers of the Apollo House occupation in Dublin have said they will not vacate the building unless property owned by the National Asset Managemen(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

Apollo House in Dublin: Brendan Ogle, a Home Sweet Home co-founder, said the receivers were “pleasantly surprised” by how well run the facility was. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A number of homeless people who had been staying in Apollo House, a vacant property in Dublin city centre overseen by Nama-appointed receivers, left t(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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