Do you want to show your solidarity with the Apollo House crew but aren’t sure what to do? Get down there this lunch time for a sing-along with Glen Hansard.
Oscar-winner Hansard is one of many protestors – including Jim Sheridan and Damien Dempsey – who have occupied the building for several days in response to the government’s failure to address the city’s homelessness crisis.
Today, he issued a public invitation to a singalong, which will take place on Poolbeg Street and Tara Street, at lunchtime today.
“We’ll sing a few songs at lunchtime tomorrow our [sic] side the Apollo mission! Poolbeg st, 1- 2pm tea and a welcome…Come along! Sing a song..” wrote Hansard on Twitter.
The singalong comes just hours after news that permission for the demolition of Apollo House has been granted by Dublin City Council.
The building, alongside neighbouring building Hawkins House, will be redeveloped into a €50 million new office “quarter”, reports The Irish Times.
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