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#apollo house

# apollo-house - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Group behind Apollo House occupation raises €160,000 from public donations
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Group behind Apollo House occupation raises €160,000 from public donations

Dec 27th 2016, 9:01 AM 14,442 Views 93 Comments

Home Sweet Home took over the Dublin building earlier this month for use as homeless accommodation.

# apollo-house - Monday 26 December, 2016

Homeless couple get engaged in Apollo House following performance by Glen Hansard
# Love Is All You Need
# Love Is All You Need

Homeless couple get engaged in Apollo House following performance by Glen Hansard

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 PM 36,890 Views 59 Comments

Glen Hansard was on hand to serenade residents and staff at the Dublin centre.

# apollo-house - Sunday 25 December, 2016

About 70 people will have Christmas dinner in Apollo House today
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

About 70 people will have Christmas dinner in Apollo House today

Dec 25th 2016, 8:36 AM 18,675 Views 36 Comments

Home Sweet Home has also said that over €150,000 has been raised online.

# apollo-house - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'We're in a delicate position with the law': Gardaí shut down Grafton St busk due to overcrowding
# Session
# Session

'We're in a delicate position with the law': Gardaí shut down Grafton St busk due to overcrowding

Dec 24th 2016, 7:06 PM 69,859 Views 57 Comments

One man in the crowd said he feared he and his daughter would be crushed.

'We're preparing to give residents the best Christmas they've had in years'
# Apollo House
# Apollo House

'We're preparing to give residents the best Christmas they've had in years'

Dec 24th 2016, 3:31 PM 15,860 Views 51 Comments

Home Sweet Home organisers believe the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin could be replicated elsewhere in the country.

# apollo-house - Friday 23 December, 2016

There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night

Dec 23rd 2016, 10:59 AM 33,852 Views 145 Comments

A contention that there are not enough suitable beds has been a key argument from the Apollo House occupiers.

# apollo-house - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Eight Apollo House residents might avail of long-term accommodation elsewhere
# Peter Mcverry Trust
# Peter Mcverry Trust

Eight Apollo House residents might avail of long-term accommodation elsewhere

Dec 22nd 2016, 8:09 PM 10,997 Views 26 Comments

If they decide to move on, their beds will be re-opened for other rough sleepers to use.

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe
# Homeless Beds
# Homeless Beds

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe

Dec 22nd 2016, 2:49 PM 50,469 Views 54 Comments

The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.

"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House
# Occupation
# Occupation

"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:22 AM 24,979 Views 123 Comments

A High Court decision yesterday said the occupiers must have vacated the building by 11 January.

'Anybody could end up homeless - it could be me or my daughter': Public support key to Apollo House occupation
# Support
# Support

'Anybody could end up homeless - it could be me or my daughter': Public support key to Apollo House occupation

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 AM 9,685 Views 37 Comments

The occupiers of Apollo House have utilised public support to great effect.

# apollo-house - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'This conversation is well and truly happening' - Tears and cheers from Apollo House activists after day in court
# Apollo Mission
# Apollo Mission

'This conversation is well and truly happening' - Tears and cheers from Apollo House activists after day in court

Dec 21st 2016, 8:45 PM 23,815 Views 91 Comments

It was long day in the High Court as receivers sought an injunction against Apollo House occupiers.

Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January
# High Court
# High Court

Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January

Dec 21st 2016, 4:27 PM 52,380 Views 181 Comments

The High Court made the ruling today.

The High Court is hearing the case on whether the Apollo House occupation should end or not
# Battle For Apollo
# Battle For Apollo

The High Court is hearing the case on whether the Apollo House occupation should end or not

Dec 21st 2016, 12:20 PM 8,771 Views 39 Comments

The packed High Court has heard from some of the occupiers, who say that vacating the building will leave people homeless.

Apollo House occupation: Activists due before the High Court this morning
# High Court
# High Court

Apollo House occupation: Activists due before the High Court this morning

Dec 21st 2016, 7:52 AM 12,159 Views 91 Comments

Lawyers for the receivers are seeking an injunction against the occupiers.

Challenges and unexpected questions: On the door at Apollo House
# Day Five
# Day Five

Challenges and unexpected questions: On the door at Apollo House

Dec 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 30,520 Views 57 Comments

The project is bedding down and expanding its capacity. The matter will be back before the High Court today.

# apollo-house - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Apollo House Occupation: Hozier, Glen Hansard and friends perform live at Dublin homeless hostel
# Live At The Apollo
# Live At The Apollo

Apollo House Occupation: Hozier, Glen Hansard and friends perform live at Dublin homeless hostel

Dec 20th 2016, 4:40 PM 27,650 Views 124 Comments

The building in Dublin city centre has been taken over by homelessness activists.

Receivers to Apollo House launch court action to regain possession of building
# Homeless Hostel
# Homeless Hostel

Receivers to Apollo House launch court action to regain possession of building

Dec 20th 2016, 2:41 PM 33,756 Views 129 Comments

The Dublin city centre building was taken over and repurposed as a homeless hostel.

Glen Hansard just lead a huge Auld Triangle singalong outside Apollo House
# Home Sweet Home
From The Daily Edge
# Home Sweet Home

Glen Hansard just lead a huge Auld Triangle singalong outside Apollo House

Dec 20th 2016, 2:07 PM 4,866 Views 5 Comments

Hansard is part of Home Sweet Home, a group of activists that has taken over the building to use as housing for the homeless.

Permission granted to demolish the building currently occupied by homelessness activists
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Permission granted to demolish the building currently occupied by homelessness activists

Dec 20th 2016, 11:07 AM 20,812 Views 79 Comments

Plans for the redevelopment of Apollo House were submitted in June.

# apollo-house - Monday 19 December, 2016

35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60)
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60)

Dec 19th 2016, 3:36 PM 24,066 Views 43 Comments

Activists say the building could have a maximum capacity of 60 residents.

# apollo-house - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Doctors, plumbers and Mattress Mick have got behind the group occupying Apollo House
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Doctors, plumbers and Mattress Mick have got behind the group occupying Apollo House

Dec 17th 2016, 4:34 PM 25,720 Views 163 Comments

“It just shows that if government doesn’t do something, people will.”

# apollo-house - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

Dec 16th 2016, 10:30 PM 41,265 Views 151 Comments

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

Apollo House occupation: The story behind how a well-organised team took over this Dublin building
# Apollo House
# Apollo House

Apollo House occupation: The story behind how a well-organised team took over this Dublin building

Dec 16th 2016, 8:15 PM 35,970 Views 56 Comments

Celebrities, activists and politicians all got together today to open accommodation for the homeless.

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless
# Apollo House
# Apollo House

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless

Dec 16th 2016, 7:50 AM 66,239 Views 118 Comments

The group said the occupation was to give homeless people a bed for Christmas.

# apollo-house - Friday 3 June, 2016

'Dublin's ugliest building' is going to be knocked down and turned into this
# We Shall Rebuild
# We Shall Rebuild

'Dublin's ugliest building' is going to be knocked down and turned into this

Jun 3rd 2016, 1:22 PM 68,772 Views 112 Comments

Both Hawkins House and Apollo House are coming down.