Resistance Videos 2015
William Reddington speaks on his daughter's eviction.
We've just spoken with the grandfather of two little boys who are being evicted from emergency homeless accommodation in Dublin 8.Posted by Rabble on Thursday, 10 December 2015
Sometimes a picture says it all. The one that moved me in this video is Catherine handing a baby's bottle through the railings to her partner for the child. A mother separated from her child two weeks before Christmas. You have to achieve a certain callousness of heart to engineer this situation. And what was Catherine's crime? Why has she been separated from her baby? She spoke out. She has alleged an assault by two technicians employed by the management company and reported it to the Gardai. The family has been evicted as a result. What kind of Dickensian nightmare are we living that right on our doorstep such contempt for a struggling young family can pass as acceptable. And how many more stories are there waiting to be told in St. Catherine's Gate.Posted by Dave Donnellan on Wednesday, 9 December 2015
'HOMELESS', a Short Film, Written and Directed by William McEvoy. Camera and Lighting by Andrew O' Leary. Every Student in the Film & TV/ Multimedia Dept, took part in this film. Well Done To All Involved!!!Posted by Kinsale College on Friday, 27 November 2015
They continued to argue, but there was no physical contact from either party. The garda seemed to be leaving, the situation seemed defused. After moving about 30 feet up the street the garda turned back looking aggressive, and that prompted me to start filming. The garda took out the pepper spray and the rest is what you see in video. We couldn’t hear anything through the glass but the guy didn’t display aggressive body language. My colleague and I confronted the garda after the fact and the first words out of his mouth were “I suppose you want to make a complaint.”
It’s worth noting that a few days ago, when the same homeless man was being harassed and threatened with stabbing by another man we called the Gardaí and they never showed up…
R.I.P Jonathan Corrie and All who Have Died On The Streets Of Ireland. ....
Protest March For The Homeless Aswell As The Housing Crisis R.I.P Jonathan CorrieAnd All who Have Died On The Streets Of Ireland. ....Posted by Quinner Nevergivesup Radford on Tuesday, 1 December 2015
When the sheriff comes to town he dont always get his way,and this is the guy who caused all the trouble in gorey at allsops auction where he accused a person wrongfully of assault , but these guys dont deal in the truth anyway and the best way to deal with them is stand together as one.Posted by Vincent Kavanagh on Friday, 13 November 2015
It recently emerged that Wexford County Council was offered 161 properties from NAMA, but they only took 61, and we still don't know why.
Wexford Housing Action - NAMA Auction Statement
*******NAMA Sell Off in Wexford********Today in Riverchapel there is a huge lot of NAMA properties up for auction, including 36 houses at various stages of development, and lands zoned for development. The buyers will be big investment funds whose interests are directly at odds with the people who are suffering as a result of both the housing crisis, and the intense marketisation of housing generally. It recently emerged that Wexford County Council was offered 161 properties from NAMA, but they only took 61, and we still don't know why.Below is the video statement on the auction from IHN member group Wexford Housing Action Group_______________________________________________________Updates (1) Reports of a large number of activists currently disrupting the auction.Update (2) Auction Successfully stopped :-)Posted by Irish Housing Network on Thursday, 12 November 2015
Th protest was a collective organising effort from Wexford Housing Action Group (a member of the Irish Housing Network) and a range of community members and activists from Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin who successfully stopped an auction of NAMA properties.
From the video what is clear that the Gardai attempted to arrest one man, after the man appears to refuse to give him his name. A lot of shouting breaks out as the the man is wrestled to the ground in the middle of a crowd.
Separately a older man is knocked to the ground and it can be seen that a walking stick is trying to be pulled off him by a police officer. People surrounding the man are making it clear that the man has Parkinsons which is why he has a walking stick.
The footage pans back to the police officer who attempted an initial arrest. Earlier in the video his shoulder badge number is recognisable as WX 152. He can be seen to walk forward, and then simultaneously pivot whilst remove his extendable metal baton.
He reaches back with his right arm and swings full force to strike a man. As the police swings to strike the man, the man has his arms down by his side and is struck full force with the metal bar to the head and arm. The man falls to the ground.
The man was treated at the scene after an ambulance was called. It is understood his injuries were not ‘serious.’
Gardai themselves have spoken out about inadequate training for using batons opens them up to legal action being taken against them. There seems to be grounds for such action – in the face of widepsread public reaction – to be taken in this instance.
Garda were initially issued with 21 inch ASD extendable batons in Nov 2001, in a move seen by many as controversial at the time. In 2013 GSOC criticised An Garda Siochana for its use and subsequent attempts to cover up manic batoning of students at a demonstration outside the Dept of Finance.
WARNING: Its very violent
Watch in full! - Garda attack on peaceful protest at an auction in Gorey, Co. Wexford against the illegal selling of NAMA properties. (Video copyright of John Rooney)Posted by An Spréach: Housing Action Collective on Thursday, 12 November 2015
Summer of evictions in Dublin - video interview
An interview about the wave of occupations and evictions that took place in the first half of 2015 in Dublin.IncludesGrangegormanThe HSE housesPhibsboro RoadDream HouseThe BoltAvocado BastardFirehouse squatVideo includes footage from many of the places mentioned and some rather random photos for the segments where we lacked video or photographsIf you look through the Solidarity Times - Free the Media, Be the Media archive you will find additional reporting on each of these,Posted by Solidarity Times - Free the Media, Be the Media on Monday, 19 October 2015
The occupiers, including An Spréach, put questions to Owen Keegan, Chief Executive Officer of Dublin City Council. Unfortunately the first (and longer) section of this questioning is missing as the file is too large to upload. It may however be uploaded at a later date.Posted by An Spréach: Housing Action Collective on Tuesday, 24 November 2015
So proud of everyone involved today we stood in together and occupied Dublin city council till homeless family's who were living on the streets who only a few hours before were told no homeless accommodation were put up in hotels we were not leaving till they treated these people like humans not animals victory was ours well done everyone xxxPosted by North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community on Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Co-archived Patrick Courtney
This film is a dramatisation of real events as described in Tom Darcy's explosive new book "Waiting for the Sheriff"
15 by Mandy Shaw
N.L.L_AGM Highlights 1
Here are a few reports from members representing their local N.L.L.I branches. There were many more great contributions from various branches but unfortunately due to issues with the camera on the day we have no footage. Apologies to anyone who spoke and isn't featured.Posted by The National Land League of Ireland on Friday, 7 August 2015
National Land League of Ireland - AGM Keynote Speech
Dr. Finbar Markey's keynote speech at the National Land League's AGM & National Conference in Mullingar on the 19th July 2015.Thanks to Oisin Ó'Rímheá & Irish Media Alliance for video production.Posted by The National Land League of Ireland on Tuesday, 4 August 2015
In July 2015, 77 families became homeless in Ireland. 155 were children and 70 of those families had never experienced homelessness before.
EMERGENCY PRESS RELEASEThe Irish Housing Network have stood together and moved to directly house families caught up in the worse housing and homeless crisis of a generation. DCC have taken the position of an injunction. We are making a statement today at 12:45 on the matter. Below is the correspondence between DCC and the Network on the 10/07/2015.DCC PROPOSAL IN WRITINGFurther to our conversation on opportunities for your group to develop potential links with Dublin City Council regarding support for homeless initiatives can I clarify the main points.We are happy to explore the idea of your group working with DCC on refurbishment opportunities which will link in voluntary participation.We will develop a relationship in the area of community development on specific homeless initiatives.We will work with your network to source meeting room facilities.The agreement to explore mutually beneficial opportunities cannot happen while your group and possibly families are in situ in buildings which are under the ownership of Dublin City Council.As there remains a considerable risk to your safety and others while you are in occupation of an unsafe building, can I request that you leave the premises today having regard to the above.YoursKarlKarl MitchellHomeless ServicesDublin City Council.REPLY FROM IRISH HOUSING NETWORKDear KarlWithout an agreement that we can stay in this building and without any tangible offer we cannot accept the above "proposal".In regards to DCC concerns of health and safety raised in your e mail the people in situ at 38/39 Bolton street do not hold DCC liable for any health and safety issues that arise. We hereby relinquish Dublin City Council of any liability, responsibility and or duties on our behalf. I hear by state that all persons concerned waver all rights partaking in legal action against the Dublin County Council upon accidental injury that may fall upon any of the residents within 38/39 Bolton Street Hostel.Taken into concerns the health and safety of families and individuals who are presently in inadequate emergency accommodation or on the street that the hostel is a viable, safer alternative.Please inform us of any details of any legal proceedings that will be taken against the volunteers , the mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers ,grandparents careers, neighbours and the community that has stood together to help the most vulnerable and help solve the homeless and housing crisis.ENDSPosted by Bolt Hostel on Friday, 10 July 2015
The scene early this morning as the homeless couple slept in a tent along with housing activists having refused to sleep in the rotten hostel which they were offered where waste bags were stacked high in the room and mouldy mattresses on the ground were provided for bedding by Focus Ireland. The couple have an appointment at 10am this morning with SDCC however they do not expect much from it.Posted by An Spréach: Housing Action Collective on Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Co-archived Sean Heuston
A peacefull assembly took place at the entrance to the City West Hotel which was hosting the Irish Country Music Awrds this evening. Concerned people of Ireland took part at the assembly to object to K-Tech Security which has been evicting people and families in a thuggerish manner which has left many traumatised, including a horse that was brutally butchered. K-Tech's approach to evictions is callous, intimidating and threatening. The Land League of Ireland has called for a boycott on K-Tech Securities to stop their evictions taking place. Candles were brought to highlight and remember those that have died from taking their own lives because of the constant threat over them by banks seeking to reposess family homes.
Co-archived Sean Heuston
Co-archived Workers Solidarity Movement