Upcoming Events

National | Housing

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link No Weapon Left Behind: The American Hybrid War on China Sat Feb 22, 2020 18:38 | amarynth
Pepe Escobar : Posted with permission and x-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation The New Silk Roads ? or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ? were launched by President Xi Jinping

offsite link 20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 2. Putin on Ukraine Fri Feb 21, 2020 17:06 | amarynth
From TASS Has Vladimir Putin seen the Servant of the People TV series? Is dialogue with Zelensky possible? How to view Ukrainians? national identity? Are Russians and Ukrainians one people?

offsite link 20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 1. Putin on the tasks of the government Fri Feb 21, 2020 17:05 | amarynth
From TASS We are launching a special project entitled “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin”. The Russian leader answered questions about amendments to the Constitution, the government?s resignation and other major

offsite link Reading the ?traitors? ? a good or a bad idea? Fri Feb 21, 2020 02:34 | The Saker
[this article was written for the Unz Review] There are two names which often trigger a very strong and hostile reaction from many Russians:  Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Vladimir Rezun aka

offsite link Turkish War On Syria. Bluff Or Reality? Fri Feb 21, 2020 01:23 | Scott
https://southfront.org/turk... Turkey will take the Idlib matter into its own hands and the military operation in northwestern Syria is simply a ?matter of time?, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Latest Listings Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 | Human Rights

offsite link Latest Updates Thu Nov 21, 2019 20:32 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Watching Captain Scarlet? 11:18 Sun Feb 23, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Workers art? 09:43 Sun Feb 23, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Sunday and other Media Stupid Statements from this week? 09:41 Sun Feb 23, 2020 | guestposter

offsite link Peak Irish Times? 11:09 Sat Feb 22, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Pangolins, Dracula? 10:15 Sat Feb 22, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

Squatting Eviction Underway in Grangegorman

category national | housing | news report author Monday March 23, 2015 20:57author by Grangegorman Report this post to the editors

This Morning at 6.30am we were woken from our beds.Private security working for NAMA were breaking into our homes. We live in a flourishing squatted community in Grangegorman.This space which was once disused warehouses filled with rubble, asbestos and broken glass has been turned into an inspiring and beautiful place to be.The place is coved with artwork, and the community garden has begun to blossom.We have a circus space, poetry nights, folk gigs, Art Exhibitions, Fairs and a community Kitchen.

on the gates
on the gates


But the Government and NAMA would rather this space be fenced off and left empty than for people to use it. 30 people call this place they're home. Yet they spend tonnes of money evicting us while the number of families ending up homeless and the number of people living on the streets increases daily. Yeh they'd like this place to remain empty,disused spaces adds to the shortage of houses and means landlords can charge more for rent. Forcing even more onto the streets.

But today we said enough is enough. They have no court order to evict us. So far all the houses have resisted eviction.Sitting on the Gates we hang banners. People from the wider community come down to show they're support, drop in food and play music.The gates have been chained so that the workers can't get they're machinery out. They can leave freely by a side gate but the company cares more about their machinery then their workers own health.Even as darkness falls moral of the community is high as people banter with those passing by and tea is passed around amongst the people sitting high up on the gate.Solidarity holds us strongly together throughout the night and we'll see you all here tomorrow morning.This place is our home. We're not leaving!

author by Mike Novackpublication date Tue Mar 31, 2015 15:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

For example, you say "without eviction proceedings" but do they apply to your case? (would it be reasonable for us to think so?)

As I understand it, in many European countries, HOUSING left vacant my be claimed by "squatting". And to get people do ng that out requires eviction proceedings with a court deciding if the property had been abandoned/left vacant long enough, etc.

But I can't off the top of my head think of any place where COMMERCIAL (not residential) property can be claimed this way, certainly not for "commercial" purposes. Interesting thought about whether could be claimed for residential purposes, again I don't offhand know of examples.

Is THIS what is going one? You want a test case? In that case might as well tell us that instead of saying "without eviction proceedings" because they wouldn't need that until/unless the case got decided that far in your favor (that one can even MAKE a squat claim against commercial property). In other words, they couldn't take out EVICTION proceedings until some case had decided this sort of thing WAS a "squat" (as opposed to simple trespass).

OR (please do) if you have a precedent in mind that you are depending upon, tell us about it.

 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy