Damien Dempsey

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Dominique McMullan: On our wedding day I want to be able to focus on my friends and family, and not keep thinking about what my body looks like from every angle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Once you dip your toe into “bride world” you are bombarded with messages that tell you that you’re not good enough. “There’s always room for bridey im(...)

Dominique McMullan working out at The Vaults personal training gym in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I’m nervous when I go in to get my measurements with John Belton. I’ve been training with him for 2½ weeks now, and in that time I’ve done at lea(...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

“It has always been a safety rope to pull me out of the bog, music and words,” says Irish musician David Keenan. Hozier, Damien Dempsey and Glen Han(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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