great Housing rip off 
Whether we pay rent or a mortgage, the cost of keeping a
roof over our heads takes up a huge proportion of our income
- those of us who are 'lucky' enough to be in a position to
do so. Everywhere we look - both in Dublin and other cities
and also in small rural villages and towns - the skyline is
dotted with cranes and houses and apartments seem to be
springing up everywhere.
housing crisis 
After six years of massive house price increases it is now
almost impossible for the average worker to buy a house in
Ireland. Average house prices in Ireland rose from 11.3
times the average income in 1989 to 18.2 times income in
1999. We name
the Greedy Bastards
housing crisis: Finding a scapegoat 
The real cause of the housing crisis is neither the tens of
thousands of returning Irish born migrants nor the 15,000 or
so asylum seekers. The reason housing is in short supply and
expensive is because of the hoarding of land and super
profits of a handful of speculators
Dockland to be developed - Who will benefit? [Summer 1998]
The Dublin Docklands, from Ringsend to Sheriff Street, are
starting a very major re-development which will take place
over the next fifteen years. Already the property developers
are in the area buying up the land, a lot of which is owned
by state and semi-state companies.
Over 37,000 are on the waiting lists for public houses.
Meanwhile landlords charge higher and higher rents for
smaller and smaller apartments. Why is this happening and
what can be done to stop it?
March against Shanty Towns
Travellers and their supporters held a protest on December
10th last year. The march was against the Dublin local
authorities' policy of herding Travellers into primitive
temporary sites and forced removal of Travellers into these
officially constructed shanty towns.
Ireland in 1996
How big a problem is hopelessness in Ireland and who is most
at the refuge 
An Eastern Health Board report published in December 1994,
shows a huge increase in the number of homeless people put
up in Bed and Breakfast accommodation by the Health
the housing list 
3,500 households are waiting for housing in Dublin. The
average wait for a local authority house in Dublin is now
two years and rising.
in North Belfast
As an Anarcho-Syndicalist, living in North Belfast I was
interested to see Gregor Kerr's recent article,
'Sectarianism and North Belfast' in Workers
The history of Irish Travellers' struggle for civil rights
and ethnic recognition.
Review of the new Radical Bookshop in Dublin's Temple
Culture of Capital 
A group of artists in Cork, aware of the lack of affordable
work space, took over an empty building in the centre of
Cork at the beginning of February.
Space is the Place 
Seomra Spraoi Initiative Aims to Create Radical Social
A year of
The Cork Autonomous Zone a shared space which eixsted from
2002 to 2003 in Cork.
The Garden of
Website of the legendary rented social space that existed in
sells off The Secret Garden
There has been a Community Training Workshop in the grounds
of All Hallows College for the past fifteen years. The
workshop takes most of its trainees from the prisons and the
probation service. Their landlord (the Catholic Church) has
sold the land the workshop is on to a private housing
cops don't like you 
Class War meeting banned in Dublin
- Prostitution; Legalisation?
The sex industry is expanding and is
said to gross millions of pounds per annum. Over the last
year this has been reflected in the increasing focus in the
media on prostitution.
Red Flag flew in Munster
FARM LABOURERS STRIKES, occupations
of creameries, red flags flying and 'soviets' being
declared. Not usually the sort of thing associated with the
years 1919-1923, the years of the War of Independence and
the Civil War. This article covers the events of these years
they 'forgot' to tell you about in school.
Italian Job 
Florence has to be one of the most beautiful cites in Italy.
Thanks to the hospitality of some friends in the Anarchist
Movement of Florence (MAF) three members of the Workers
Solidarity Movement were recently able to visit this city.
During the week we spent there we were able to be tourists
by day and meet with anarchists by night.
Pic: The Garden of Delight
in Dublin 
One Squatter's Story: On August 8th of last year, a group of
us moved into an abandoned and run down house on Leeson St
and proceeded to make it our home
March 9 2004 - Attempted
eviction of Dublin squat fails
On Tuesday morning the second best kept secret of the Dublin
libertarian scene came to an end when the council turned up
to evict 16 Leeson street
Disco - occupied and evicted
Activists of Autonomous Community Spaces (ACS) entered 42
Parnell Square in central Dublin, a building which had been
vacant for 11 years. They were violently evicted the
history of squatting in Ireland
Twenty years ago a squatting campaign forced the council to
house hundreds. Here is how it happened.