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Hundreds Face Eviction in Tyrrelstown – Donnelly

13 March, 2016 - by Paul Donnelly

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Cllr Paul Donnelly will present an emergency motion at tomorrow’s Fingal County Council monthly meeting to highlight the proposed eviction of 208 tenants in Tyrrelstown in the coming months.

Cllr Donnelly said:

“I will be calling for a suspension of standing orders tomorrow at our monthly council meeting to highlight this catastrophic news for 208 families in Tyrrelstown are facing eviction, many of whom are social housing tenants.

“They are shocked that their homes were bought by venture capital group Goldman Sachs who, along with Davey Stockbrokers controlled group, European Investment Group and Twinlite Developers, are moving very quickly to evict them.

“I have spoken to residents many of whom have been in their current accommodation for over 10 years and who are terrified as to what the future holds for them.

“I am calling on Twinlite to assure their tenants that they will not move to evict anyone who cannot find alternative accommodation and secondly for Fingal County Council and the Department of Social Protection to immediately set up a working group to identify all tenants of Twinlite who are at risk of homelessness and to start working with them immediately to help them.

“In the long term, we need whatever new government that comes together to acknowledge that we are in an emergency situation and that it becomes a top priority.

“We need to start building homes again on a massive scale, Sinn Féin have proposed the building of 100,000 social and affordable homes. The time for talking is now over, action is needed and the people will accept nothing less.” 

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