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Sit-in protest under way at Bray Town Council offices

31 May, 2013


Sinn Fein Wicklow County Councillor John Brady is this evening participating in a sit in protest in Bray Town Council offices with two women who have presented themselves as homeless and who have been left in a wholly unacceptable situation by the local Council.

Cllr Brady said;

“The situation these women and their children find themselves in is completely unacceptable when there are so many vacant properties lying boarded up around town.

“Both women are Bray locals, one has been on the housing list for 7 years, the second has been on the housing list for 9 years, both women have three children each.   They were in rented accommodation until recently, when their landlords needed the houses back both women liaised with the town council to try and find alternative accommodation.

“They, along with their children were placed into a hostel in Rathdrum.

“The children are all in school in St Fergals in Bray and getting from Rathdrum to school now requires a 5am start on a daily basis.”

Speaking from inside Bray Town Council offices this evening Cllr Brady said;

“In the last while a council official has came in, locked the building and told us that they are planning to place security on the building and lock it for the weekend, they have told us that we will not be able to leave the building until next Tuesday after the bank holiday weekend.”

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