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

21st December, 2016
Glen Hansard plays to hundreds gathered at Apollo House Pic: RollingNews.ie

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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