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#Occupation

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I joined the army out of love for Israel... but I was just playing the part of the British soldier' Opinion

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.

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

From TheJournal.ie OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster Opinion This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city Occupation

Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city

The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie High Court orders occupiers of house in Dublin's north inner city to vacate by 2pm tomorrow 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Summerhill was the tip of the iceberg': Housing activists take over second property in Dublin 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.

From TheJournal.ie Activists occupying vacant property in Dublin 'still committed to action' despite a legal threat 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is only the start' - The occupation has ended, but what's next for Home Sweet Home? 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?

From TheJournal.ie Tears and cheers as Apollo House occupiers claim a 'sad victory' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building Home Sweet Home

Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building

The majority of residents and activists formally left the building this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House Home Sweet Home

No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House

Talks between Government and activists went on until late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Apollo House occupiers demand Government puts Nama buildings 'on the table' to address homelessness 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House Occupation

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

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 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 Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council Peace Deal

Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council

France and Luxembourg supported the Palestinians.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters occupy Irish Water HQ, call for public to 'join the resistance' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian security forces fail to retake Kiev city hall after clashes 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.

From TheJournal.ie Lithuania marks 70th anniversary of obliteration of Vilnius Jews 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.

From TheJournal.ie First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Occupying NAMA buildings isn’t just a gesture – it’s essential research Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.