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Why We Need To Take Back The City

The recent forcible eviction of housing activists occupying a previously vacant building on North Frederick Street led to massive increase in the media attention surrounding the ‘Take Back the City’ campaign. The campaign group, which is comprised of 18 different…

The Importance of Take Back The City

At this very moment, the homelessness figure stands at 9,846 people and soon threatens to reach a skyrocketing figure of 10,000. Children now represent 1 in 3 homeless people in Ireland, and under Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy homelessness has…

Student Accommodation & Housing Crisis

“Accommodation” – It’s that abominable word that’s on every student’s tongue.  It’s an inconvenience for those who can afford it, and it’s a truly daunting task for those who cannot keep up with the ruthless property market and its high…

UCD Students Union Condemns Violence Against Housing Activists

UCD Student’s Union tonight condemned the violence used against activists and protestors at the housing demonstration on North Frederick Street. The protest which was being organised by the ‘Take Back the City’ group was ended by Gardaí in balaclavas who…

Government ‘Student Housing Officer’ Not Responsible for UCD Students

The government’s new Student Housing Officer will not be responsible for UCD students, Annie Hoey President of the Union of Students in Ireland  has confirmed. Last week the government announced that as part of their overall housing strategy they would…