Not Just For Christmas


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This afternoon.

Outside the offices of the Department of Finance on Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

Supporters of Home Sweet Home, including Carrie Hennessy (speaking in photograph above), deliver a letter and petition calling on the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, to direct NAMA to use its property assets to address the homelessness crisis.

Earlier: Apollo, Nama And You

Showtime At The Apollo

Sam Boal/Rollingnews



Short film by Johnny Cullen on today’s march.

27 thoughts on “Not Just For Christmas

  1. Anomanomanom

    Can anyone link me or even just give info on who the actual head of home sweet home. Who actually runs it.

    1. Daddy

      This is really annoying the hell out of you isn’t it. And the lack of a leader really bends your mind.

      1. bisted

        …don’t worry…a spontaneous popular movement like this will soon spawn several new charities with entitled CEOs, PR and fundraisers…a potential new candidate for the next presidential election should also emerge from these ranks…

      2. Martco

        +1 nicely spotted :)

        it’s the kind of culture I get to see with increasing frequency in a lot of the crowds I have to visit in my line of work…e.g. root cause analysis not used to understand the problem cause anymore moreso “whom” made the error/decision/was unlucky enough to be in the vicinity of the problem when it happened/etc.
        arseholes playing the man not the ball
        must be like a module now on these IMI courses heheh

        frustrating indeed not to have someone to focus a dirt dig on when notions threatened :)

      3. Anomanomanom

        So basically no answer. Grand lets keep using the Apollo house people as pawns with no accountability.

        1. Sheik Yahbouti

          Doubtless some loony leftie who is a cousin of Pol Pot and regularly disrespects the Virgin Mary. Is that good enough, Anom. Let’s get busy tearing them down – we know it makes sense.

    1. 15p

      whats with the sarky cartoon at the end? it implies they don’t know what they’re doing at HSH, yet they’ve accomplished what the gov. could or would not.

  2. Panty Christ

    Noonan has no commercial role in Nama. He will tell you that himself.
    Separation of power etc.

  3. ScaryLady

    I’d say HSH were disappointed with the turnout. The proportion of journalists to protesters was very high! Slow news day?

    1. Kenny Plank

      The main stream media (translation: Irish Times with its 80K print circulation) have gone out of their way to denigrate the Apollo House and HSH movement’s actions. Step forward cheerleaders for landlords and developers, the aul wan of Tara Street.

      How about this for IT weasel wording and twisting of opinion on the issue:

      “The author goes on to request that the Government refrain from lecturing the Irish people on the importance of 1916 – ”

      Except he (Joseph O’Connor) did NOT request it of the Government. Read his letter. He aimed it at the Irish media and their friends. To wit:

      “It wasn’t very popular with a lot of the Irish media, face-saving politicians and other authorities at the time, of course.”

    1. TheRichList

      It’s the same rent a crowd as turned out for water protest, repeal the eight and anything else that’s fashionable at that point in time.

        1. Medium Sized C

          Me neither.

          I think probably its a load of people who feel strongly about the issue and feel that some sort of public demonstration is warranted.

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