I’ll fight evic­tion no­tice says Brady

SF COUN­CIL­LOR RE­FUSES TO VA­CATE HOME

Bray People - - NEWS - MARY FOG­A­RTY

ON the eve of threat­ened evic­tion from his home in Bray, Cllr. John Brady gas said that he and his fam­ily will be ‘stay­ing put.’

Bray Town Coun­cil is­sued Cllr. Brady and his wife Gayle with no­tice to quit last month. This was due to at­tic-re­lated works in the Kil­bride house more than 10 years ago.

The cou­ple have five chil­dren. Cllr Brady said that they asked Bray Town Coun­cil to ex­tend the house when Gayle was ex­pect­ing their fourth child.

‘ They told us there was no money,’ he said. He added that the ex­ten­sion was al­ready in place and they in­stalled stairs.

The works came to light dur­ing an in­spec­tion by Bray Town Coun­cil. Cllr. Brady said that the lo­cal author­ity has con­tin­u­ously ‘moved the goal­posts’ with re­gard to ne­go­ti­at­ing on the mat­ter.

‘Over the last few weeks my fam­ily and I have had only one thing on our minds,’ said Cllr. Brady.

‘I am un­der no cir­cum­stances putting my fam­ily on the side of the road for any­one, least of all to ap­pease some­one else’s po­lit­i­cal vendetta,’ he said. ‘It re­mains to be seen what ex­actly will hap­pen.’

He said that he ex­pects coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives to come look­ing for the keys to­day, which they will refuse to hand over. ‘ They will then go run­ning to the courts for an evic­tion or­der at that point.’

Cllr. Brady added that the coun­cil has failed to evict oth­ers for drug-deal­ing or anti-so­cial be­hav­iour. ‘ They will try to fast track the case of evict­ing a good de­cent fam­ily be­fore the coun­cil is abol­ished.’

While Bray Town Coun­cil said last month that they have a pol­icy of not com­ment­ing on per­sonal hous­ing is­sues, they were sur­prised that Cllr. Brady chose to air the mat­ter pub­licly.

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