Damien Dempsey

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 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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

  Street artist and print maker Maser: “[Graffiti] was a sociable thing. You were out with your friends. You got to explore the city and it was a rebellious thing”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The street artist Maser is wearing a paint-stained plaid shirt and is contemplating three of the brightly-coloured fine art prints he has created for(...)

James Vincent McMorrow. His new album We Move is out on September 2nd

It might be coming to the end of the summer but Ken Allen hasn’t been slowing down to suit the season. If anything, he’s cranking it up. The label own(...)

Gary Dunne: ‘I feel honoured to lead a team which creates opportunities for the Irish in London, of all generations, to experience, create and celebrate Irish culture.’

As an Irish artist and arts programmer, I have always been gripped by the capacity of art and culture to bring us together, to connect us to ourselves(...)

With the patronage of Nanci Griffith and Damien Dempsey and the production nous of the experienced Mitchell Froom under her belt, Nicole Maguire’s(...)

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