Apollo House served with eviction papers as case goes to High Court

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Receivers appointed over Apollo House in Dublin City have launched High Court action aimed at regaining possession of the property and vacating the current residents.

The Apollo House office building, which previously stood empty, is currently being occupied by the Home Sweet Home coalition of housing activists and homeless people.

The building is currently operating to capacity, and provides food and shelter to those in need.

Last night, a notice of eviction was tied to the gates of the building, requesting that the current residents vacate the premises.

The receivers, who were appointed by NAMA, believe there are serious health and safety concerns about the Tara Street premises and that it is unfit for residential use, according to RTE.

Today the High Court will hear that there are concerns about electricity, sanitation, water and  fire safety, and will decide whether or not to force the occupiers to vacate.

The serving of papers came just hours after Glen Hansard, Hozier and members of Kodaline performed at the building to hundreds of people who turned out in support of the "act of civil disobedience." 

The building is set for demolition in the new year, as it is part of a €50,000,000 plan of redevelopment for the area. 

 

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