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Homelessness activists take over Finglas apartment block

Homelessness activists take over Finglas apartment block

Homelessness activists have taken over an unoccupied apartment block in Finglas, Dublin 11.

The apartment building is located on the site of the old Premier dairies on the Finglas Road.

The group, calling themselves Premier Love Project, aren’t part of the Home Sweet Home group who took over the Apollo House earlier this month, but say they are associated with them.

Colin McGettrick posted a video of the takeover on Facebook.

He told the Irish Times: “I’ve been on the housing list for 17 years and still haven’t been housed.”

“There are people out there living in tents, cars, vans, that’s who we want to ideally house.”

“There are people dying on our streets and there are people being treated like dogs. There’s people in desperate circumstances out there. Austerity has ripped people apart. There are people in their graves over this government’s policies and that’s what is driving us. We want to change the housing policy in this country whatever way we can. We’re going to keep on occupying Nama buildings.”