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Ferris to raise Roscommon eviction in the Dáil

29 May, 2013 - by Martin Ferris TD


Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD will attempt to raise a planned eviction in Roscommon in the Dáil tomorrow.

Speaking today Deputy Ferris said;

“The eviction is taking place in order to facilitate the re-possession of a farm which is mortgaged to a company controlled by Ronald Weisz. I have on many occasions over the past number of years drawn attention to the manner in which the companies concerned have acted.

“I have also called for legislation to ensure that people with convictions in relation to financial irregularities in this jurisdiction or abroad are prevented from getting licenses. Mr. Weisz has convictions in both the United States and here.

“There is a clear need for the legislation to be updated in order to address this issue and I will again be pressing for a meaningful response from the Government in relation to this. Sub-prime high interest mortgage companies are by far the most aggressive pursuers of people for debts, even where the person in debt has made reasonable efforts to settle.

“Tomorrow, the Sheriff is being sent to evict a Roscommon farmer from his land so that his land can be taken off him. Local Sinn Féin activists will be among those from the community who will be there to protest at the eviction and to extend their solidarity to the family concerned.”

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