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Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home
Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.
'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands
The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.
RTB threatened to take legal action if Take Back the City protested in its office again
Around 50 people occupied the RTB’s Dublin office in November last year to highlight concerns.
New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders
Such operators will in future be subject to training standards and a licencing regime, if the legislation is amended.
Gardaí to change how they manage repossessions after Take Back the City incident
Drew Harris said gardaí will be “more assertive” from now on in the way they approach repossessions.
Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction
Activists are calling for a greater level of independence on the board.
'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month
Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.
'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: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords
As a general principle, politicians should not engage in any activity where they would do better from the State doing worse, writes Conor Crummey.
Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin
The Residential Landlords Association has said that there is too much of a focus on Dublin.
'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest
The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.
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.
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 protesters on why they've taken to the streets
Activists cite rent, gentrification and community as reasons for joining the movement.
Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list
Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.
'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement
Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.
Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'
I fully support peaceful protest and direct action as a legitimate form of democratic participation, writes Brendan Howlin.
House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street
“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.
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.
'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'
Those who benefit from the way Ireland is organised would love us to believe we have no power, that we can’t win, that there’s no reason to act, writes Siobhan O’Donoghue.
Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'
Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.
Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended
A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.
Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties
Charlie Flanagan said gardaí are “the bulwark between civilised society and a breakdown in law and order”.
Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'
Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.
Activists to be served with court order demanding removal from third Dublin property
Barrister Padraig D Lyons said he did not know if the activists are connected to those removed from a property on North Fredrick Street this week.
Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'
Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.
Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?
Several properties in Dublin and elsewhere have been occupied by housing activists.
Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction
Hundreds gathered to protest the eviction of a group from a vacant property in North Fredrick Street.
Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property
A group of men arrived at the property at 34 North Frederick Street to remove the activists yesterday evening.
This Belfast pub responded to a bomb scare in the best possible way
This is perfect.