The Bolt Interview - a squatted emergency accommodation hostel in Dublin - video interview

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The Bolt is an abandoned hostel for the homeless that has been occupied and brought back into use by an alliance of 6 housing groups in Dublin.

In this video Solidarity Times interview one of the organisers in some detail about the building, support from local residents and what has been going on with the council.

Our footage also shows several of the rooms inside the hostel which confirms the claims in the interview that it was fit for use and the councils explanation of why they closed it rings hollow.

The Bolt is located on Bolton street in Dublin

PRODUCTION: Andrew Flood (Follow Andrew on Twitter )

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