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 Post subject: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:10 pm 
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Anybody who is nobody is in on this one.
Kitty Holland is taking photos as well as writing the article

Protesters take over vacant Nama building for use by homeless
‘Home Sweet Home’ coalition includes Hozier, Liam O Maonlaí and Damien Dempsey
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-a ... -1.2908396
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Activists from gained access to the property in the capital’s south inner-city at around 11pm and turned on electricity in the building and are working to turn on water.
On Friday morning five activists were at the gates of the property and said they expected a large number of supporters to join them during the day.
A garda spokesman said that gardaí were called to the area at about 12.30am on Friday morning. He described the incident as “peaceful” and said “gardaí are no longer at the scene but are liaising closely with parties involved.”
The action was organised by the ‘Home Sweet Home’, coalition which includes trade unionists, charities, poets, actor John Connors and high-profile artists and singers including Hozier, Liam O Maonlaí, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Conor O’Brien of The Villagers and members of the band Kodaline, all of whom attended the opening of the building.
However, the musicians did not enter the building. Around 30 mattresses were delivered to the building by “Mattress Mick”.
Co-founder of Home Sweet Home, trade unionist Brendan Ogle, told The Irish Times last night the group had identified the Nama-managed property in the city centre and was staging a “citizens’ intervention in the homelessness crisis”.
“We are going to go in, turn on the electricity, turn on the water, turn on the heating and gather up as many homeless people as need a roof over their head. This has been very well planned and the building is safe. “We know at least 140 people are sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin every night. We know the Government has opened up emergency beds but there will still be people out sleeping on the streets and we are coming together to say to the Government that ‘enough is enough’.”...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:21 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
Anybody who is nobody is in on this one.
Classy comment. Been off your couch lately?

This action will focus a light on how unacceptable the current housing situation is. How anyone could sneer at that is beyond me but this place is full of heroes just like you.


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:29 pm 
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Coles2 wrote:
FreeFallin wrote:
Anybody who is nobody is in on this one.
Classy comment. Been off your couch lately?

This action will focus a light on how unacceptable the current housing situation is. How anyone could sneer at that is beyond me but this place is full of heroes just like you.

No one does classy like you. 'Taken out' any landlords yet?

As I pointed out on another topic yesterday, we have more people working with the Homeless in Dublin than we do actual homeless. €250m a year is spent in the area.
So forgive my cynicism in this area


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:32 pm 
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Surely the building's receiver can just have tresspassers removed from the premises? Giving homeless people free reign over a huge 10 storey building might sound great in principal to the activists, but who is going to supervise somewhere so big at all times? Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:40 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
Anybody who is nobody is in on this one.


Ha, shows what you know, Mattress Mick is a legend, and Hozier is so hot right now, he hates the Church and priests too

All we need is for Úna Mullaliy to arrive to represent the LQBTQWERTY homeless and this movement will be perfect

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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
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FreeFallin wrote:
'Taken out' any landlords yet?
On a date? Not yet, big boy. Enjoy your couch.

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As I pointed out on another topic yesterday, we have more people working with the Homeless in Dublin than we do actual homeless. €250m a year is spent in the area.
You claim to have read that somewhere, but you didn't provide a link? Was it on Facebook?

You don't like people helping other people, no? Tell us how it's "virtue signaling", or "social justice warriors", or some more of your hate-speak.


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:02 pm 
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How is this actually going to work? As far as I can see, its an open plan office building. Who is going to police all these people as most of them will have 'issues'? Who is going to keep it clean? It will probably just turn into a big squat.

Or maybe these guys have a good plan on how this is going to work.


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:03 pm 
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Coles2 wrote:
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'Taken out' any landlords yet?
On a date? Not yet, big boy. Enjoy your couch.


It sounded somewhat more threatening than going on a date:
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Once again the Irish people need to rid themselves of the landlord class. I'd suggest they should do a more thorough job this time.


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:23 pm 
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Or maybe these guys have a good plan on how this is going to work.

:mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
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FreeFallin wrote:
Coles2 wrote:
FreeFallin wrote:
'Taken out' any landlords yet?
On a date? Not yet, big boy. Enjoy your couch.


It sounded somewhat more threatening than going on a date:
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Once again the Irish people need to rid themselves of the landlord class. I'd suggest they should do a more thorough job this time.

You missed the bit. :roll:
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And yes; the Government should fill the gap. The government should reverse it's policy and build 30k social housing units each year for 5 years. The government should provide enough housing to force down the cost of rent at the lower end of the market. This will bring all rents down across the board and result in enough savings from Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance payments to finance the construction of the social housing units. Everybody would benefit from this. Well almost everyone. Obviously the class of person who thinks they can get fat on the misery of others wouldn't benefit, but perhaps they could find another more positive way to contribute to society?


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:19 pm 
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not going to end well. this is Ireland's "Dakota pipeline" , something for the goody two-shoes and Fr. Peter Perfect "The perfect priest" activist types to get involved in and keep out of trouble over the Crimbo.

Hansard, Bonehead, Mooore and Dempsey doowop quartet sing while the stoners bring their bongos. As pointed out to me in the homelessness thread, I'm guessing there'll be more activists than homeless in this complex.

The govt will allow for this spontaneous doss house to operate over christmas, though I predict that the bailiff goons will be sent in after Little Christmas to allow for the orderly demolition of the complex. Maybe not the goons lest Joe Duffies be informed, just send in the seriously mentally disturbed from the national psychiatric hospital to seek a spare mattress and the place will clear out.

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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:30 pm 
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As pointed out to me in the homelessness thread, I'm guessing there'll be more activists than homeless in this complex.

Jim Sheridan is on The Ray Darcy show now....this will be run as a dry house with a 1-strike rule. Looking to take 30 max in.

Gardai on the scene earlier and apparently said they're not getting involved as its a civil matter


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
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Coles2 wrote:
You missed the bit. :roll:
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And yes; the Government should fill the gap. The government should reverse it's policy and build 30k social housing units each year for 5 years. The government should provide enough housing to force down the cost of rent at the lower end of the market. This will bring all rents down across the board and result in enough savings from Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance payments to finance the construction of the social housing units. Everybody would benefit from this. Well almost everyone. Obviously the class of person who thinks they can get fat on the misery of others wouldn't benefit, but perhaps they could find another more positive way to contribute to society?

What about the bit where it's government policy to keep rents and house prices high? How's that gonna happen if you stop squeezing the pips?

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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
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Gardai on the scene earlier and apparently said they're not getting involved as its a civil matter


So breaking/entering and trespass is not breaking the law? Love the guards in this country!


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 Post subject: Re: Apollo House 'taken over' by Activists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:41 pm 
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Thing Fish wrote:
This is not going to end well.


Let it run. Coles2 & FreeFallin might arrange a meeting.

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