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From TheJournal.ie Group behind Apollo House occupation raises €160,000 from public donations Home Sweet Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homeless couple get engaged in Apollo House following performance by Glen Hansard Love Is All You Need

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

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

From TheJournal.ie About 70 people will have Christmas dinner in Apollo House today Home Sweet Home

About 70 people will have Christmas dinner in Apollo House today

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We're preparing to give residents the best Christmas they've had in years' Apollo House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night Emergency Accommodation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Eight Apollo House residents might avail of long-term accommodation elsewhere Peter Mcverry Trust

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe Homeless Beds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January High Court

Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January

The High Court made the ruling today.

From TheJournal.ie The High Court is hearing the case on whether the Apollo House occupation should end or not Battle For Apollo

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Apollo House occupation: Activists due before the High Court this morning High Court

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Challenges and unexpected questions: On the door at Apollo House Day Five

Challenges and unexpected questions: On the door at Apollo House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Receivers to Apollo House launch court action to regain possession of building Homeless Hostel

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Permission granted to demolish the building currently occupied by homelessness activists Home Sweet Home This post contains videos

Permission granted to demolish the building currently occupied by homelessness activists

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors, plumbers and Mattress Mick have got behind the group occupying Apollo House Home Sweet Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience' Homeless Crisis

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless Apollo House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Dublin's ugliest building' is going to be knocked down and turned into this We Shall Rebuild

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

Both Hawkins House and Apollo House are coming down.