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From TheJournal.ie 'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands Housing Crisis

'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.

From TheJournal.ie RTB threatened to take legal action if Take Back the City protested in its office again Rtb

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.

From TheJournal.ie New laws to regulate private security employed to enforce eviction orders Licencing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to change how they manage repossessions after Take Back the City incident North Frederick Street

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.

From TheJournal.ie Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction Take Back The City

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month Housing Crisis

'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.

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: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin The Pale

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest Housing

'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.

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

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

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

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

'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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions' Take Back The City

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.

From TheJournal.ie Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended Housing Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties No Photos Please

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with' Not The Solution

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.

From TheJournal.ie Activists to be served with court order demanding removal from third Dublin property Take Back The City

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.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct' Balaclavas

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction Take Back The City

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.

From TheJournal.ie Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property Take Back The City

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.