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Squat’s Your Reoccupation?

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  @wearerabble just a heads up open day was last weekend, DIY circus performance this weekend 😉 — Amy (@amypaint) February 24, 2016 One year after their eviction and the Grangegorman squatters are back. They announced themselves a few days ago via Facebook and this morning were woken by private security trying to turf them out. They’re going to have an open day on Saturday. Between 1pm and 5pm, everybody … Read More

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7 Storey Squat.

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Credit: The above photo comes from the Grangegorman Facebook page.    Plans by a disgraced solicitor to build a 7 storey student accommodation block on the former site of Grangegorman squat are giving Dublin City Council “serious concerns”. The developer at the centre of the controversial project is LHC Properties, run by solicitor Henry Colley. Mr. Colley, son of the late Fianna Fáil Minister for Finance George Colley, came to notoriety … Read More

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Inside The Grangegorman Squat.

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    Reader Sean Fitzgerald just sent this in. It’s an hour long recording of a discussion where the Grangegorman squatters outline their vision for the occupied space to members of the broader community and talk about activities in the space. The chat covers topics as diverse as guerrilla composting, free theatre and how you can build a 2 bedroom modern appartment with underfloor heating (powered by horseshit and wood chip) … Read More

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Grangegorman Resists Eviction.

In Blog by Fedayn13 Comments

The moment an eviction contractor smashes a resident's leg with a metal bar in #Grangegorman @WSMIreland @wearerabble — Julian Fitzsimons (@fitzsij) March 23, 2015     The residents of the Grangegorman squat in Dublin 7 are winding down around the heat of their bonfire following a day that lurched from apparent defeat and loss of their home to apparent victory – for the time being at least.   Bailiffs … Read More

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[Look Up] Bedlam in North Dublin

In #rabble6, Blog, History, Print Edition by FedaynLeave a Comment

In these days of endless Church scandals, the role of the State in the abuse of the citizenry is often overlooked. Paul Reynolds opens the Pandora’s Box that is the history of Irish psychiatric healthcare.   Grangegorman, in Dublin’s North inner city is perhaps the most striking example of Ireland’s journey through psychiatric healthcare. Built 200 years ago to the plans of London’s Bethlehem (‘Bedlam’) Hospital, it was at the … Read More

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My Little Squatty Watty: Grangegorman Update.

In Interviews, Politics by Squatter2 Comments

An update from one of the squatters in Grangegorman after their first day of eviction resistance. Today was very quiet; there was no eviction attempt. We were prepared for the worst, but no cops called around, nobody claiming to be the owner, nothing. An update from one of the squatters in Grangegorman after their first day of eviction resistance. Today was very quiet; there was no eviction attempt. We were prepared … Read More

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Grangegorman Squat Eviction Imminent

In Blog, Interviews, Politics by rabble22 Comments

Back in April, rabble reported from a squat eviction protest on Manor St.  This morning we received details of another eviction attempt, this time a stones throw and a skip away in the Grangegorman area of D7. The squatters reported that Gardaí arrived down to the row of occupied empties in Lower Grangegorman last Thursday and Friday. The dilapidated houses are in an area that is expecting serious changes as … Read More