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Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home
# North Frederick Street
# North Frederick Street

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Nov 20th 2019, 4:23 PM 11,158 Views 4 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

Aug 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 28,732 Views 21 Comments

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
# Rtb
# Rtb

RTB threatened to take legal action if Take Back the City protested in its office again

Aug 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,345 Views 39 Comments

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
# Licencing
# Licencing

New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders

Updated Apr 9th 2019, 3:26 PM 14,214 Views 0 Comments

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
# North Frederick Street
# North Frederick Street

Gardaí to change how they manage repossessions after Take Back the City incident

Feb 13th 2019, 1:31 PM 20,530 Views 28 Comments

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
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction

Nov 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 24,913 Views 80 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Nov 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,946 Views 27 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'They have no place in our city': Take Back the City protesters occupy Airbnb HQ

Updated Oct 13th 2018, 4:57 PM 57,009 Views 204 Comments

TBTC claims Airbnb has exacerbated the housing crisis in Dublin and Ireland as a whole.

Opinion: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords

Oct 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,401 Views 96 Comments

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 Pale
# The Pale

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin

Oct 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 31,593 Views 84 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

Oct 3rd 2018, 5:19 PM 20,393 Views 139 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 10,676 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:15 PM 13,320 Views 0 Comments

The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.

Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets

Sep 29th 2018, 9:30 AM 18,647 Views 96 Comments

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
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,739 Views 74 Comments

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Sep 24th 2018, 12:59 PM 27,980 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'

Sep 23rd 2018, 5:30 PM 17,658 Views 101 Comments

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
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

Updated Sep 22nd 2018, 4:00 PM 58,280 Views 238 Comments

“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
# Vacant Properties
# Vacant Properties

Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point

Sep 22nd 2018, 7:30 AM 11,754 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'

Sep 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 20,798 Views 109 Comments

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
# Take Back The City

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Sep 18th 2018, 9:26 PM 10,583 Views 0 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

Sep 18th 2018, 7:24 PM 23,555 Views 52 Comments

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
# No Photos Please
# No Photos Please

Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties

Sep 17th 2018, 12:54 PM 49,660 Views 225 Comments

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'
# Not The Solution
# Not The Solution

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Sep 17th 2018, 9:53 AM 24,678 Views 67 Comments

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
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Activists to be served with court order demanding removal from third Dublin property

Sep 14th 2018, 8:43 PM 12,528 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Balaclavas
# Balaclavas

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Updated Sep 13th 2018, 4:00 PM 75,656 Views 155 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?

Sep 13th 2018, 9:48 AM 87,260 Views 283 Comments

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
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction

Sep 12th 2018, 7:04 PM 46,552 Views 337 Comments

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
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:55 PM 72,534 Views 0 Comments

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
# Take Back The City
From The Daily Edge
# Take Back The City

This Belfast pub responded to a bomb scare in the best possible way

Dec 23rd 2013, 12:25 PM 4,127 Views 0 Comments

This is perfect.