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category dublin | housing | news report author Tuesday September 20, 2005 21:35author by W - Grassroots Dissentauthor email dissentireland at yahoo dot com Report this post to the editors

Two years after it was first occupied

In August 2003 some anarchists, autonomists and punx fed up paying extortionate rents to greedy landlords (and working shitty precarious jobs to keep him fat) decided enough was enough and occupied a long derelict building on Leeson street.
Steel door on former Magpie Squat last night
Steel door on former Magpie Squat last night

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=63903

The house was in a very bad way when they first occupied as it had been empty for over ten years. After months of hard work actually began to look quite pleasant, homely even..

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=63996

The house was used for meetings, socialising, living space and organising. (although living space was the biggest priority).

Eventually the council came around and eviction notices were served, the pigs harrassed people going to and from the house and ultimately it was decided that everyone would leave.

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=63760

And the corporation finally got their building back..

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=64374

..so that two years after it was first occupied (a year and a half after the squatters left) it could sit empty once again.

Homeless people are dying on our streets - it's time we started thinking about "property" and whose city this actually is.

Related Link: http://www.squat.net

Steel shutter on basement window
Steel shutter on basement window

railings outside
railings outside

The Magpie house in all its glory
The Magpie house in all its glory

author by Anthony O'Halloranpublication date Tue Sep 20, 2005 23:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's time to start thinking about property allright, definitely, and reclaiming it. Let's seriously start thinking about mobilising all efforts in reclaiming all that's ours.

 
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