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Priory Hall resolution welcomed

10 October, 2013

Commenting on the Priory Hall resolution process, Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha said;

“I salute the courage and determination and unity of purpose of the Priory Hall residents. During two years of traumatic evacuation from their homes and deep uncertainty about their future, they remained strong and together in their fight for justice.

“A small committee of young people, with no experience of campaigning, guided the process through to what we hope will be a final resolution. It was a privilege to work with them as a public representative.

“It is a terrible tragedy that it took the death of a resident, Fiachra Daly, to finally move the government to do what it should have done two years ago. The residents had called for direct Ministerial intervention at the time of the evacuation.

“It was the courage of Fiachra's partner, Stephanie Meehan, on behalf of all the residents, which finally forced the government’s hand. Only then did the government put pressure on the banks which had so disgracefully obstructed progress for so long.

“I wish all the former residents of Priory Hall well in what I hope will be a bright new beginning to their lives.” ENDS

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