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"Disgraceful Council decision to appeal Priory Hall High Court ruling" - Cllr. Mac Donncha

11 November, 2011

Sinn Fein Councillor Micheal Mac Donncha has strongly criticised the decision of Dublin City Council management to appeal the ruling of the High Court that requires the Council to address the accommodation needs of the evacuated residents of Priory Hall. He said:
"The residents of Priory Hall have been through a terrible ordeal through no fault of their own. It is disgraceful that City Council management should now seek to over-turn the ruling of the High Court which requires the Council to ensure that they are supported in the provision of emergency housing. This appeal should not proceed.
"It is long past time for the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan to intervene directly in the Priory Hall situation. He has yet to meet residents' representatives and should do so without further delay. This situation requires a comprehensive approach involving the Government, the City Council, the residents and the lending institutions. The Minister should be co-ordinating this. He should ask the Council not to proceed with its appeal and provde the resources to ensure that the Council can comply with the existing High Court ruling." ENDS

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