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20th Dec 2016

WATCH: Glen Hansard Passionately Talk About Occupying NAMA-Owned Building This Christmas For The Homeless

Alana Laverty

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. 

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:

Over €29,000 has already been donated to Home Sweet Home’s GoFundMe page, to donate click here

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