Falsk, Strokestown, Co Roscommon
The forced evicton of two elderly brothers and sister and repossession of a farmhouse by security guards working on behalf of US vulture Cabot, which purchased the loan from KBC Bank. An unnamed retired Garda (above) assisting the siblings was among those injured.
On Wednesday, a day after the eviction.
During a debate concerning the Anti-Evictions Bill…
Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway Michael Fitzmaurice said:
“I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill, parts of which are a no-brainer. Many people in this country are receiving notice to quit letters from banks which are moving to sell buy-to-let properties. We need to introduce a law in this country so that this does not continue to happen.
“In my opinion, many of the banks involved are scum.
“Yesterday in County Roscommon a group of 20 or 30 men with dogs came from the North, aided and abetted by An Garda Síochána who blocked off two roads. The group of men pegged three people, two of whom were elderly, out of a house and left them on the side of the road. They were aided and abetted by An Garda Síochána, which is disgraceful.
“Irish people need to wake up, especially if people are coming from the North. We must take them on and stop what is happening.”
Falsk, Strokestown, Co Roscommon.
The attack took place at around 5.30am this morning at a recently repossessed house and farm in Falsk near Strokestown.
Security personnel were at the scene when a large number of men in high-viz jackets arrived and attacked them with baseball bats.
The eight people who were injured are all security personnel and the dog that was killed was a security dog.
The farm and house have been sealed off as a crime scene and gardaí have begun a criminal investigation.
Previously: Eviction Notice