Friday 20 October 2017

Apollo House has put urgent need for home building back to top of Government's agenda

Glen Hansard, Christy Dignam and Jim Sheridan protest outside Apollo House, Dublin Picture: Gerry Mooney
Glen Hansard, Christy Dignam and Jim Sheridan protest outside Apollo House, Dublin Picture: Gerry Mooney
Deirdre Conroy

Deirdre Conroy

'Nama owns Apollo House and Nama is owned by the State, therefore the people of Ireland own Apollo House," was the argument, met with applause, made by counsel for the occupants of Apollo House on December 21.

With only three sleeps to Christmas Day, Mazars, the receivers for Nama claimed that the homeless people were trespassing in the office block on Tara Street that had been empty for over a year.

There was a massive Christmas tree twinkling in the round hall of the Four Courts and the Court term was about to end in an hour, with the festive season in full swing.

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