Colin Murphy: 'Apollo House answers a question that everybody has been asking for a long time'
The occupation demonstrates, in the most simple way, that people can be given a bed for the night
Last weekend, two hostels for the homeless opened in Dublin. One has been welcomed by crowds of well-wishers and more donations than they can handle; the other provoked protests from the local community.
One is situated in an area not known for such services; the other has 12 other such services within 500 metres.
One was a rapid response put together by activists in less than two months; the other was laboriously planned by experts over eight...
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