Support continues for the Home Sweet Home group as Glen Hansard appeared on The Late Late Show last night to confirm that they have taken over NAMA-owned Apollo House on Tara Street to shelter the homeless this Christmas.
Hansard, along with other well-known Irish figures Saoirse Ronan, Hozier, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey, director Jim Sheridan and Mattress Mick, have all been involved in the illegal takeover and occupying of the building, transforming it into a homeless shelter at the coldest time of year.
A wonderful act.
Hansard spoke passionately to Tubs about it after performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on The Late Late last night.
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) December 16, 2016
A building, beds and volunteers – three things the Home Sweet Home group have secured that are crucial for providing a safe and comfortable shelter for Dublin's homeless this Christmas.
Support for the cause streamed in last night:
everything about this makes sense
— Leon Brennan (@rubenagboola) December 16, 2016
well done Glen keep in going we are all behind you and it's time the useless government got of their ass
— Mick kelly (@mick_mkelly007) December 16, 2016
— Tara Richardson (@tareepea) December 16, 2016
— mary Kelly (@deirdremaryk) December 17, 2016
Over €29,000 has already been donated to Home Sweet Home's GoFundMe page, to donate click here.