Squat­ters must leave Dublin cot­tage within a month

The Irish Times - - Home News -

A group squat­ting in a Dublin 7 cot­tage, owned by a sis­ter and brother who live in Aus­tralia, have been told by a judge to quit the prop­erty within the next four weeks.

Owen Don­nelly, coun­sel for Lor­raine Lyons and Peter Harte said the cot­tage on Shamrock Street, Phib­s­bor­ough was left to the sib­lings by their aunt who used to live there. The prop­erty had lain va­cant for some time as ti­tle deeds could not be found and own­er­ship had to be legally re­con­structed, the court heard. He said the cou­ple now wanted to sell the cot­tage .

In Septem­ber 2016, the sib­lings learned that the locks on the house had been changed and a group, in­clud­ing Seán Fitzger­ald (above) , had il­le­gally taken up oc­cu­pa­tion of the prop­erty. The squat­ters had re­ceived warn­ing let­ters but had re­fused to move out.

Mr Fitzger­ald, who rep­re­sented him­self told, the court he was speak­ing on be­half of ev­ery­one in the prop­erty and they had all un­der­taken to leave within a month.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.