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# Occupation

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2022
# Middle East
Two Palestinians shot dead by Israelis in occupied West Bank
At least 18 Israelis have been killed in five attacks since March.
All time
# Waterford
Ex-Debenhams workers occupy Waterford store
Workers from around the country have been protesting since April in a dispute over redundancy terms.
Voices
Opinion: 'I joined the army out of love for Israel... but I was just playing the part of the British soldier'
‘At first, I hated shooting school children with rubber-coated bullets … but after a few months in Hebron, we would high-five each other every time we hit one’, writes Dean Issacharoff.
# Housing Crisis
'They have no place in our city': Take Back the City protesters occupy Airbnb HQ
TBTC claims Airbnb has exacerbated the housing crisis in Dublin and Ireland as a whole.
# Opinion
OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster
The Take Back the City activist tells us the group’s main aims and offers potential solutions to the current housing crisis.
# take back the city
Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'
The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.
# take back the city
Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets
Activists cite rent, gentrification and community as reasons for joining the movement.
# vacant properties
Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point
Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.
# Occupation
Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city
The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.
# north frederick street
High Court orders occupiers of house in Dublin's north inner city to vacate by 2pm tomorrow
The court heard that the people involved are believed to have previously been in occupation of a property at Summerhill Parade.
# Occupation
'Summerhill was the tip of the iceberg': Housing activists take over second property in Dublin
Activists are now occupying 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin’s north inner city.
# Summerhill
Activists occupying vacant property in Dublin 'still committed to action' despite a legal threat
A number of housing groups have occupied 35 Summerhill Parade since last Wednesday evening.
# Housing Crisis
'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day
The occupation followed a protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street yesterday evening.
# Director's Cut
'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House
The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.
# apollo house
'This is only the start' - The occupation has ended, but what's next for Home Sweet Home?
The occupation of Apollo House has ended – but what happens next?
# mission accomplished
Tears and cheers as Apollo House occupiers claim a 'sad victory'
There were tears and cheers in equal measure this morning following today’s leaving Apollo House.
# Home Sweet Home
Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building
The majority of residents and activists formally left the building this afternoon.
# Home Sweet Home
No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House
Talks between Government and activists went on until late last night.
# Home Sweet Home
Apollo House occupiers demand Government puts Nama buildings 'on the table' to address homelessness
The group have been ordered to leave the building by next Wednesday.
# Occupation
'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House
Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.
# Occupation
"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House
A High Court decision yesterday said the occupiers must have vacated the building by 11 January.
# live at the apollo
Apollo House Occupation: Hozier, Glen Hansard and friends perform live at Dublin homeless hostel
The building in Dublin city centre has been taken over by homelessness activists.
# Peace Deal
Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council
France and Luxembourg supported the Palestinians.
# Water Charges
Protesters occupy Irish Water HQ, call for public to 'join the resistance'
Protesters have now been cleared from the building after gardaí were called to the scene.
# Crimea
Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours
The UK Foreign Secretary has said there will be “consequences and costs” to any military action.
# Protests
Ukrainian security forces fail to retake Kiev city hall after clashes
They made a failed bid to retake the building from 200 opposition activists who have occupied it for a week.
# Massacre
Lithuania marks 70th anniversary of obliteration of Vilnius Jews
More than 90 per cent of Lithuania’s 200,000 pre-war Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and local collaborators during WWII.
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
# occupy
Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises
McGrath and five others are occupying the Loughlinstown premises after a meeting with managers this morning.
Voices
Column: Occupying NAMA buildings isn’t just a gesture – it’s essential research
Such is the obscurity around NAMA’s operations that protesters are forced to commit acts of civil disobedience just to uncover the paper trail, writes Conor McCabe.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.