Occupy Nama: ‘We’ve done Live Aid, but can we look after our own?’

“I’m very unhappy with the state of the country at the moment,” says activist Justin Morahan

A member of the public drops off a food donation to a group of housing campaigners staging an occupation of Apollo House in Dublin 2 this weekend Pic: Bryan Meade

It’s 3.30pm on Friday afternoon, and a small crowd is gathering at the gates of Apollo House on Poolbeg Street in Dublin’s city centre. One man is holding a sign: “I support this occupation 100 per cent.”

His name is Justin Morahan. He was detained by gardaí at Shannon Airport back in 2012,, for displaying signs saying “Peace” and “US troops out of Shannon”. In 2005, he protested outside the Israeli Embassy in ...