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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 (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at an EU summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

1. Taoiseach dismisses proposals for bilateral agreement with UK The Taoiseach dismissed a proposal by the House of Lords EU committee for a bilatera(...)

A homeless person begs in Dublin city centre, above. On Thursday night, co-founder of Home Sweet Home, trade unionist Brendan Ogle, told The Irish Times the group had identified a Nama-managed property in the city centre and planned to stage a “citizens’ intervention in the homelessness crisis”. File photograph: Getty Images

About 100 “concerned citizens”, including high-profile personalities, have gathered in Dublin on Thursday night to take over Apollo House, a Nama prop(...)

Minister of State John Halligan has said he will support the Government in opposing a referendum on  public ownership of water services. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State John Halligan has said he will support the Government in opposing a referendum on the public ownership of water services. Mr Hallig(...)

Right2Water is a massive campaign, the biggest single issue mobilisation of citizens in the state’s history. It has brought 600,000 citizens out in peaceful protest on 7 days now since October 2014. , CAROLINE QUINN/AFP/Getty Images

Europhile politicians such as Michael Noonan are citing the EU water services directive as dictating the next government cannot exercise its clear dem(...)

TDs Paul Murphy and Richard Boyd Barrett at the anti-water charges protest in Dublin’s city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several thousand people took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday in protest against water charges ahead of the general election. There was a large (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett at a water protest in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of protestors turned out to oppose water charges at Right2Water demonstrations across the country on Saturday. In Dublin City Centre, at th(...)

Alan Kelly said housing and homelessness is more of a concern, and takes up 50% of his times. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Water and opposition to water charges have “gone off” the agenda, according to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Speaking as anti-water char(...)

‘Participants in Saturday’s big Right2Water rally were also on Twitter. Sinn Féiners was complaining RTÉ had deliberately edited coverage to exclude the party’s involvement. A prominent non-party protester retweeted an objection to The Irish Times online’s decision to put the water protest below a column about the IRA’s allegedly massive global assets.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many who have experienced serious illness must have read Una Mullally’s column on Monday with a great spark of recognition. She wrote about the perspe(...)

(From left) Des Fagan of the CPSU, Brendan Ogle of UNITE  and John Douglas of the ICTU at the Right2Water press conference announcing details of a new water charges protest. The conference heard how one of the four jailed protesters, Bernie Hughes, plans to run in the next general election.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of four anti-water protesters jailed in recent weeks has said she intends running as a candidate in the next general election. Bernie Hughes was o(...)

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