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This morning.

Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Tenants and supporters of residents of the Cruise Park housing estate in Tyrrelstown, north Dublin, who are facing eviction, gathered outside Davy stockbrokers before marching on the Dáil in protest at their treatment by property vulture funds.

The Tyrrelstown Tenants Action Group was set up after the Sunday Business Post reported that over 200 families renting in the estate could be evicted due to a deal between Goldman Sachs and indebted property developer Twinlite

Twinlite’s loans held on the estate were sold to the European Property Fund (EPF), owned by Goldman Sachs and administered in Ireland by Davey stockbrokers.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

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54-55 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 last Friday

You may recall how 13 families were due to be evicted from their emergency accommodation on 54-55 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7, last Friday, the day of the election.

Further to this…

Dublin Central Housing Action writes:

Dubin City Council (DCC) have failed to meet [the families’] demands and are refusing to enter into talks with them. In response to this they have, thus far, resisted the eviction and appear to be staying put. They have garnered a significant amount of support from the local community and further afield.

No suitable accommodation has been arranged by DCC. The families state that the temporary accommodation being offered is unsuitable as they offer no security, have no provisions for young children and disrupt their place on the housing list.

The stated reason for the eviction was an increase in the property’s rent, which DCC would be unable to supply. As the residents are in emergency accommodation, they do not receive protection under the tenants’ rights law. The residents became homeless for a variety of reasons, including landlords increasing the rents and rent allowances remaining stagnant.

Their demands are:

1) We are are allowed to stay in 54-55 Mountjoy or are properly and securely housed with full tenants rights in alternative accommodation, suitable for children.

2) That DCC and management go into talks with us collectively as a campaign.

3) All people are granted adequate and protected housing rights, tenancy protection and the safety of a home.

Dublin Central Housing Action

Previously: Squeezed Out Of The Market

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This morning/afternoon

Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7

Sam writes:

The building where it has been reported that there is a proposed eviction of 13 families who have been living in emergency accommodation…. The families were served with a notice stating that they were to be evicted on 26 February, election day, on 18 February. The stated reason for the eviction is an increase in the property’s rent which Dublin City Council (DCC) would not match.

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Today.

Brian Flanagan writes:

Eviction underway at Grangegorman [Dublin] where a formerly derelict space is a home for 27 people

Workers Solidarity Movement adds:

The people living here mostly have low paid insecure jobs. They don’t have friends in high places. Contrast what you see in the video (above) and hear with the very different treatment of the ‘bog standard house’ at Gorse Hill. And what you will see was recorded with the Garda and security knowing they were being recorded, imagine their behaviour if the cameras were not there.

Workers Solidarity Movement (Facebook)

Update:

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Susan Ryan, aged 41, was due to be evicted “by appointment” from her apartment at Longboat Quay North in Dublin 2 on Monday, October 21, 2013.

Ms Ryan had fallen into mortgage arrears with her lender understood to be Ulster Bank.

Gareth Naughton, in The Herald, reports:

Mr Gray [Dublin City Sheriff’s Office court messenger Paul Gray] knocked on the door a number of times and called out Ms Ryan’s name but there was no response.

Using a key provided by the bank official, they entered the apartment.

Gda [Bronagh] McArdle  [present to ‘ensure there were no public order issues’] said that on entering the bedroom she found Ms Ryan “visibly pale in colour and was cold to touch” with no pulse detectable.

“There was a substantial amount of empty medication trays piled up at the bedside,” she told the court.

The dead woman had spent the weekend in Wexford visiting her mother along with her sister Barbara Ryan, who told the court that everything had been “normal” with nothing out of the ordinary happening.

…Coroner Dr [Brian] Farrell said that, from pictures of the apartment, [Ms Ryan] appeared to have been living on “convenience foods”.

Woman took her own life on night before eviction (The Herald)

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Martin and Violet Coyne, aged 73 and 61 respectively, who have been evicted from their rented home in Carpenterstown, Dublin this morning.

The Irish Times reports:

ACC Bank is seeking repossession of the home because the landlord Daragh Ward went into receivership in 2012 and they want to sell the house to reduce his debt.
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In July, Ms Justice Linnane said an order for vacation of the property had been first made in September 2013. She had made her own order on March 27th and Mr Coyne had given a sworn undertaking to vacate the property when he came before the court on June 25th. She said the High Court had also refused a stay on her order as there was no legal grounds for it.

Mr Coyne told the court that he had made the sworn statement in “good faith”, but he had been unable to find alternative accommodation through Fingal County Council.
He said he and his wife had not been “sitting on our arses” doing nothing since the sworn statement had been made, but they lacked the money to seek alternative accommodation.

Dublin couple ‘evicted’ from home ahead of court hearing, TD says (Genevieve Carberry, Irish Times)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)