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dublin / housing / other press Friday November 01, 2013 - 22:06 by T   text 3 comments (last - friday march 21, 2014 - 16:14)   image 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
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dublin / housing / news report Thursday October 31, 2013 - 11:37 by Nico   text 4 comments (last - friday november 01, 2013 - 19:20)   image 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   text 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
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national / housing / feature Wednesday April 10, 2013 - 01:08 by andraiocht   text 2 comments (last - tuesday july 09, 2013 - 18:43)   image 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 code@centralbank.ie 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
 Racist Fianna Fail Councillor Sean McEniff
dublin / housing / event notice Friday February 15, 2013 - 13:25 by Dublin anti-fascist/anti-racist   text 3 comments (last - monday february 18, 2013 - 10:56)   image 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   text 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   text 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
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national / housing / press release Sunday May 13, 2012 - 18:54 by RNU PRO   text 9 comments (last - saturday may 26, 2012 - 08:22)   image 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
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national / housing / press release Wednesday March 28, 2012 - 20:01 by anon   text 4 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2012 - 14:54)   image 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
POlice outside the NAMA building - All rights reserved by Paul C Reynolds - used with permission
dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 16:28 by Andrew interviews Cat & Moira   image 1 image   audio 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 Housing Protest
antrim / housing / press release Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 10:40 by Jimmy McPseudonym   image 1 image
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   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 18, 2011 - 08:23)   video 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
Vultures are back
international / housing / news report Thursday November 24, 2011 - 22:58 by Anti Eviction Task Force   text 5 comments (last - thursday december 01, 2011 - 13:32)   image 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
A-E-T Press Release
national / housing / press release Monday November 21, 2011 - 23:22 by Anti Eviction Task Force   image 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   text 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
Gunman Willie Ó Dea
national / housing / press release Friday November 11, 2011 - 15:43 by PAW   image 1 image
Former Minister for Defence Willie "The Kid" O Dea, today failed to answer questions put to him by the People's Association Watchdog in our weekly email to all TDs, Ministers and an Taoiseach, among the questions put to Wily Willie were "Will you stand up for the people or take the cushy favours of the financial industry? Are you afraid to stand up to the banking sector? Have you asked how much money they got to cover mortgages in the bailout? Are you willing to see the demise of your country when you can take a stand?". The Banks Robbery of the People of Ireland appears to be going totally unchallenged by Willie, I wonder are his constituents ignored and disregarded in this manner by this "Gentleman". Below is our latest (unedited) letter to the TDs Ministers and an Taoiseach and Willie O'Dea's unedited reply. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / news report Monday October 24, 2011 - 19:46 by PAW
The People's Association Watchdog recently sent a letter to all TDs with a proposal regarding mortgage debt solutions, to our dismay one of the replies received was from Minister Howlin's Office to say "As this is a matter for the Mr. Michael Noonan T.D., Minister for Finance your email has been forwarded onto his Department for attention and direct reply." Has Minister Howlin forgotten the Keane report already? He is minister for Public Expenditure and Equality and his department had the 2nd highest amount of participants in the Keane report. It would appear that Minister Howlin is doing a Pontius Pilate and washing his hands of all the distressed mortgage holders that are being sacrificed at the behest of his banking masters. ... read full story / add a comment
international / housing / news report Monday September 26, 2011 - 10:48 by PAW
British Auctioneers "Allsop" and their irish accomplices Smart Properties are coming back to draw more blood from the already wound weary Irish people who are already suffering terribly due to mortgage difficulties, price hikes, cuts to hospital services and many other badly needed necessities. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Wednesday September 21, 2011 - 17:43 by Protest Allsop Auction   text 2 comments (last - thursday september 22, 2011 - 12:42)
Smart Properties in association with Allsop auctioneers are moving to sell off the repossessed homes of Irish families this week, one can only make comparisons to the days of the English landlords turfing Irish people off their land and out of their homes for inability to pay rent that was collected by the Landlords Irish lackies. ... read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Wednesday September 21, 2011 - 14:01 by PAW   1 attached file
We, the members of the People's Association Watchdog, are a group of informed, concerned citizens who are engaging ourselves to address current issues and intend to offer solutions based on our experience of speaking to people in crisis.
We call on the Minister for Finance and the current Government elected by the citizens of Ireland to take immediate steps to correct the deteriorating mortgage arrears/negative equity issue plaguing the state currently.
... read full story / add a comment
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