Updated: 20/12/16 : 10:36:55
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Green light to demolish Apollo House given

Dublin City Council has given the green light to plans to demolish Apollo House.

The office building on Tara Street in the city is currently being occupied by housing activists and homeless people.

The site is part of a €50m plan for redevelopment of the area.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that while the occupation of the site would not solve the homeless crisis, it was a step in the right direction.

"It's right and appropriate the artist community are standing up and saying we need to change our ways so everyone can live in this city…It's impossible to live at the moment. You can’t rent here.

"(The Apollo House occupation) is a symbolic step, but an important step to say we need to be doing more."