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What Simon Says.

In Blog, Politics by Tomas LynchLeave a Comment

  Above: Simon Coveney at a defence symposium in 2015.   Finally, after months of dithering and hanging on like a bad dose of the clap we picked up when we were in a bad place and made some bad decisions back in 2011, Enda Kenny has finally decided to step down. Tomas Lynch takes a look at the heirs to the Blueshirt throne. There’s not much to choose between … Read More

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Dark Days.

In Blog, Politics by JamLeave a Comment

It’s the Winter Solstice and the darkest day of the year as receivers Mazars go to the high court to serve an injunction to turf 35 homeless people back out on the streets right before Christmas.

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Behind Their Good News.

In Blog by Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

  Above: Bit Thorn sent us on these snaps of the occupation as it was about to begin last night. We’ll have more. That’s a Youtube video of their GoFundMe appeal below. Last night housing activists, including a stellar line-up of socially conscious celebs, staged a citizens’ intervention into the housing crisis. They did the obvious and occupied a building under NAMA control on Tara St.  We asked Sean Finnan … Read More

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Unreal State.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

A rather inspired social media and pop up shop campaign from the Vinny De Paul here. You might have come across a few of their fake Daft ads.  The acerbic ad copy sails way too close to the actual estate agent gibberish that dresses up squalor as opportunity. Bravo.

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Living In A Slumlord’s Paradise

In Blog by Shane RagbagsLeave a Comment

New report out this morning from Savilles real-estate on the state of renting. You’re right, it’s exactly like the torture rack it feels. The slumlords are playing the poor-mouth – they’re rolling in it. As the report says “it’s a no-brainer for people with the cash.” See more here.

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Welcome The SDZ.

In #rabble12, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

When our Obersturmführer for property developers, Simon Coveney designated the former Glass Bottle plant a Strategic Development Zone, there was plenty of celebratory hoo ha in the media for the 3,000 homes promised as part of the scheme. However far from being an answer to the capital’s housing problem, a little digging leads Rashers Tierney to find this SDZ represents a brewing triumvirate of social exclusion, vulture funds and tech … Read More

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Body And Soulless?

In Blog by JamLeave a Comment

Body and Soul announced a partnership with AirBnB last week igniting a flood of reaction online. Why? Well last week, online petition pushers Uplift delivered a petition of over 150,000 signatures to AirBnB HQ as a response to their operations in the Occupied Territories.  Not to mention the role AirBnB is playing in creating a more harsh rental market in cities like Dublin. Last time we checked, music festivals were … Read More

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No Warning.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

  Above: Photos and video taken from the Irish Housing Network Facebook page. Fifty beds were closed last night at the Bru Hostel, and with nowhere left to go, residents took direct action to keep them open. The hostel is managed by Crosscare and the closure comes despite the council passing two motions for the hostel to stay open beyond May. The Digital Hub is run by the city council, under … Read More