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international / housing / news report Wednesday February 13, 2013 17:40 by littleink   video 1 video file
Blockades of forced eviction of family of five in Berlin successful.
Attempt 3 from the bailiffs, polices and legal system tomorrow. 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
longford / housing / event notice Friday October 12, 2012 11:07 by Briggy
Broadcast Alert and Photo Call Notice
When- today, 5pm Friday 12th October
What- MEP will visit the plagued Gleann Riada Estate, Longford for the first time to see first hand the conditions residents are being subjected too. Residents will give a guided tour and will hold a discussion.
Who - Marian Harkin is a group member of ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) group in the European Parliament. Gleann Riada is a housing estate in Longford, Ireland currently owned by NAMA.  
Where - Gleann Riada Estate Longford, to confirm attendance or for further enquires contact John, 003535 (86) 886 5558
About - Riada read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 11, 2012 14:37 by lefty   text 7 comments (last - thursday july 12, 2012 14:42)   image 1 image
Cutting rent supplement has allowed the FG/Labour government to continue to make large cuts to the social welfare budget whilst claiming not to be touching "basic social welfare rates". The reality is that because it is left to tenants to negotiate with their landlords for a rent reduction, rather than such negotiations being undertaken by the department itself, this is rather like David negotiating with goliath and the tenant inevitably has to pay the not inconsiderable difference out of their already reduced social welfare payment. read full story / add a comment
international / housing / press release Thursday June 28, 2012 17:35 by Anti Eviction Task Force   text 1 comment (last - friday june 29, 2012 16:27)
Labour agree with Fine Gael that it is better to pay the mega wealthy than to keep the promises made to the slave class... oooops working class read full story / add a comment
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international / housing / news report Sunday June 10, 2012 21:48 by italy calling   image 1 image
Squatting is on the rise again in these times of austerity (see for example the recent occupations of flats in Southern Spain, mostly carried out by housewives and families). An Italian project that’s caught my attention since its beginning is in Pisa, where last year’s Occupy protests evolved into the reappropriation and transformation of abandoned buildings for the benefit of the local community. 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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international / housing / news report Wednesday April 04, 2012 12:46 by Italy Calling   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 04, 2012 15:48)   image 1 image
In September 2009, hundreds of Carabinieri stormed a school in the Magliana area of Rome and arrested dozens of people who were occupying it. The charges made against them were super harsh: organised crime, extortion, possession of weapons, theft, assaulting police officers, and more. 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
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dublin / housing / event notice Wednesday October 05, 2011 13:53 by pat c   image 1 image
Racán Presents: Punk For The Homeless

The Lee Harveys
The Jobseekers .
No Matter.
Tom****ery

7 pm October 15th Thomas House 86 Thomas Street Dublin 8 read full story / add a comment
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