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Well done to everybody who turned out in Cabra today and prevented the sheriff from evicting a family from their home. ... read full story / add a comment
Today members of An Spréach and D8HAC were again before the courts in relation to an incident in Tom Kelly Flats, Charlemont Street, where 8 activists were arrested for assessing whether it was feasible or not to make habitable, one the many unused and vacant flats, within the complex. ... read full story / add a comment
Wednesday 21st saw another successful defence against an eviction in Dublin. This time in the Stoneybatter area. We put out an alert after we were told that a gang of 3 men with crowbars "came this afternoon and broke in to one of the houses. About 40-50 people showed up outside to show support, then 5 Garda showed up. People inside resisted and argued until the alleged owners and Garda left the house and left the street to a large round of applause. ... read full story / add a comment
Protest for social housing.
Cllr Brid Smith putting down motion in Dublin City Council.
Call 0879090166 for more info.
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dublin / housing / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 - 19:34 by 1 of Indymedia 1 comment (last - monday april 28, 2014 - 22:12) 2 images
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) is facing a housing crisis. As international financial vulture funds descend on Dublin and are forcing up the property prices again as they seek to get a return on their billions because bank interest rates are so low, this has resulted in rents rising where they are now highest in the country. The result has been that now thousands of families are unable to afford the rents as they are being forced up by landlords. In DLR there are over 4,000 families on the housing waiting list. The national figure is 90,000.
An emergency protest for housing is taking place outside outside the Town Hall while the council have a housing meeting. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / other press Friday November 01, 2013 - 22:06 by T 3 comments (last - friday march 21, 2014 - 16:14) 1 image
There is a new squat in Dublin up in Grangegorman where all the DITs will be moving in the next few years. It has been setup by a group of political squatters. They now face eviction from the row of empty, unused, rotting houses in Lower Grangegorman and they are asking people to come and help resist.
- 300,000 empty houses in Ireland, 5,000 people homeless --
The WSM caught up with them for an interview last week to find out more.... ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / news report Thursday October 31, 2013 - 11:37 by Nico 4 comments (last - friday november 01, 2013 - 19:20) 5 images
A fire broke out this morning at around 2am in Tom Kelly Flats, Charlemont Street, leaving many people trapped inside their homes.
Residents in the 3rd – Block were woken to the yells of “Fire!” by a concerned neighbour in the adjacent block, as the blaze quickly engulfed the main hall and stairway. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Friday May 17, 2013 - 19:07 by Joe Mc 4 comments (last - thursday july 04, 2013 - 14:35)
From Justice Minister Alan Shatter's statement on mortgage default and repossessions ,Dec 2012
"All mortgages contain remedies that may be exercised by lending institutions in cases of mortgage default. Repossession in the event of such default is, therefore, an existing contractual right.
In a well-known 2011 case (Start Mortgages), the High Court found that enactment of reforming legislation in 2009 may have had the unintended consequence in certain cases of restricting lending institutions from asserting their repossession rights. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / feature Wednesday April 10, 2013 - 01:08 by andraiocht 2 comments (last - tuesday july 09, 2013 - 18:43) 3 images
The central bank is planning changes to the Code of Protection on mortgage arrears, these changes will mean it will be easier for people to be counted as non co-operating and thus make repossession easier, please send the submission below to email@example.com or make your own submission and send before April 10th to ensure your opposition to this is taken into consideration, with 95,000 people in arrears because of this banking led recession, the people who are bailing out the banks need fairness, there is nothing fair in all powers of discretion, supervision and appeals being with the banks who will not consider the good of the person or common good of the country. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / event notice Friday February 15, 2013 - 13:25 by Dublin anti-fascist/anti-racist 3 comments (last - monday february 18, 2013 - 10:56) 1 image
Following the racist comments of Donegal Fianna Fail Councillor Sean
McEniff, Anti-Fascist Action Ireland and others have called for a picket on
an hotel he owns in Dublin city centre. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Monday February 04, 2013 - 11:03 by Anti Eviction Taskforce 4 comments (last - friday march 01, 2013 - 17:23)
The Anti Eviction Taskforce (AET) have written to all Government Ministers across all political parties on behalf of all distressed mortgage holders in Ireland today, delivering a mandate to bring a motion before the Dáil to ban eviction in Ireland. This letter will arrive on the desks of all Ministers on February 4th 2013.
To explain the logic behind this mandate: The Government and Financial institutions continue to ignore the issue of distressed mortgages, which is resulting in much family distress, family break-up and, in some cases, suicide. While, as yet, eviction is not an everyday occurrence, it is only a matter of time before eviction becomes common place. This threat, along with the inaction by both the Government and Financial Institutions to devise credible resolution is disabling distressed mortgage holders and resulting in impasse. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Thursday December 13, 2012 - 13:58 by Anti Eviction Taskforce 2 comments (last - saturday december 15, 2012 - 23:25)
The Anti Eviction Taskforce strongly condemns the intentions of the Irish Government in seeking to change the 2011 Judgment on the Land and Conveyance Law Reform Act 2009. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Sunday May 13, 2012 - 18:54 by RNU PRO 9 comments (last - saturday may 26, 2012 - 08:22) 1 image
Republican Network for Unity (RNU) notes with increasing concern, the growing practice of what can only be described as extortionism, being carried out by private landlords within working class nationalist areas and beyond.
When observing average rents, it is clear that private landlords here are exploiting historical housing shortages in order to demand amounts well above what is provided by housing benefit. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Wednesday March 28, 2012 - 20:01 by anon 4 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2012 - 14:54) 1 image
Today the NAMA To Nature group struck again. This time in Cherrywood industrial estate, Dublin near the Luas line. In an act of civil disobedience a group of 12 people in business suits started planted trees this morning at 7am on an area of wasteland beside the Luas track along the edges and ridges to help shield the eyesore from the nearby apartment block part of which is a ghost estate.
Ireland has over 600 ghost estates and 40,000 empty dwellings. Rather than watch the government dither and procrastinate let's help nature take them back. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 16:28 by Andrew interviews Cat & Moira 1 image 1 audio file
On Saturday 28th January Unlock NAMA opened an occupied building in the center of Dublin for a day of lectures about NAMA, Ireland's 'Bad Bank.' The event was cut short by a large number of police who turned up and ordered them out of the building. In this 40 minute interview Andrew Flood interviews Cat & Moira from Unlock NAMA about the occupation, what NAMA is and what Unlock NAMA demands. ... read full story / add a comment
Occupy Belfast Protest, City Hall Saturday 14th January 1pm Affordable Housing for Everyone- No Evictions, No Repossessions ... read full story / add a comment
leitrim / housing / opinion/analysis Friday December 16, 2011 - 23:03 by John O'Neill 1 comment (last - sunday december 18, 2011 - 08:23) 1 video file
There are over 600 ghost estates in Ireland. This equates to nearly 20.000 properties which are incomplete or empty. ... read full story / add a comment
international / housing / news report Thursday November 24, 2011 - 22:58 by Anti Eviction Task Force 5 comments (last - thursday december 01, 2011 - 13:32) 1 image
Repossessed family homes are up for auction again this week as speculators set out to profit from the misery of families made homeless by the austerity measures introduced by the government to pay bankers and bond holders. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Monday November 21, 2011 - 23:22 by Anti Eviction Task Force 1 image
An independent group of home owners has decided to band together and unite in a concerted effort to protect all homes against repossession. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 23:39 by PAW 2 comments (last - thursday november 17, 2011 - 06:04) 1 attached file
We have been writing to all members of the Dáil for months asking to participate in identifying possible solutions and offering a view from the troubled home owners perspective, we are still awaiting a reasonable response from the government. ... read full story / add a comment
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