The USSR, China, North Korea, all of central and eastern Europe until the 1990s, Angola, Ethopia, Mozambique, Cuba, Vietnam …. and so on. Socialism means state ownership of property. All of the above were or are socialist states. Venezuela is example of the chaos that would ensue if their Irish equivalents were in power.
The only people who moved into Apollo house and the other squats were street junkies and drinkers. there were no genuine people who lost their homes through banks taking their houses or being evicted by landlords. Such people are given emergency accommodation.
The left has a majority on DCC and has done nothing to address the housing crisis, which ought to be its primary function. Too busy engaged in stunt politics in support of Hamas and such like. DCC has also handed over council owned land to private developers.
Which of course does not stop the main left party SF talking out of both sides of its mouth. Just as it di in north where for ten years they and DUP implemented Tory cuts while pretending to be opposed to them.