Dear Minister Eoghan Murphy, We, the undersigned academics and policy experts, recognise, along with other housing experts, homelessness charities, and most politicians, that Ireland is experiencing a housing crisis on a scale never seen before. Homelessness figures continue to rise, while rents have increased by over 40% nationally since 2011, and housing
The Home Sweet Home campaign of volunteers, artists and trade unionists has released its accounts to date. The campaign raised well over twice the monies (€189,000) it has needed, a large proportion of expenditure arose from the hiring of professional security for the Apollo House occupation. This was in light
On Thursday 12 January at 10am the majority of the remaining Apollo House residents and volunteers vacated the building. This move was extremely difficult, but necessary. The Apollo House project has always been affected-led, meaning that decisions are made with those most affected by homelessness at the heart of the
https://www.facebook.com/notes/home-sweet-home-eire/questions-and-answers-about-apollo-house/1619063601722136 While Rosi Leonard, our volunteer media coordinator has the @ireland twitter account this week, we think it’s a good idea to answer questions we’ve been asked about Apollo House, about what goes on here, about the #HomeSweetHome campaign and about the future past January 11th. Where possible we’ll ask the people
Home Sweet Home Campaign’s Disappointment with Coveney’s Undermining of his Commitments The Home Sweet Home Campaign is growing increasingly concerned about the government’s commitment to honour the terms of the agreement reached between Minister Simon Coveney and Home Sweet Home. Recent statements from the minister, coupled with feedback from Apollo residents
Actions are taking place across the country in solidarity with Home Sweet Home. Get in touch and organise one yourself in your own community! Dublin https://www.facebook.com/events/1838567943025314/ "Join us as a community as we mark this important milestone and all the achivements of Apollo House, the volunteers and all supporters who help make it work.
Home Sweet Home campaign wins significant improvements for people who are homeless The Home Sweet Home campaign last week met with the Minister for Housing and some of his key officials. Home Sweet Home advised the Minister that the campaign will be taking a legal challenge arguing that the 1937 Constitution
Words by Aisling Hedderman and Seamus Farrell (own opinions) In 2014 after the boom of the Celtic Tiger, the Economic Collapse of 2008 and 6 years of austerity, the housing system was left in tatters. House Prices were low, building had halted and both rents and homeless were rising. Housing in Ireland,