The scene along the Grand Canal in Dublin after Elias Adane was seriously injured after the tent he was sleeping in was removed by an “industrial vehicle” while he was still in the tent in January. The clearing was made within hours of the General Election 2020 being called.
At the weekend.
Colin Coyle, in The Sunday Times, reported:
A homeless man who was seriously injured in January, when a digger tried to clear his tent from beside the Grand Canal in Dublin, has launched a High Court action against Dublin city council and Waterways Ireland.
…Elias Adane, the homeless man, is reported to have sustained life-changing injuries, including damage to his spinal cord. He remains in hospital.
Adane, originally from Eritrea, had been living in a tent at Wilton Terrace, near Leeson Street Bridge, for several months before the incident.
…Adane is being represented in the legal action by solicitor KOD Lyons. He came to Ireland in 2005 as an unaccompanied minor and had been homeless for several years.