A JUDGE has ordered gardai to break into a house being illegally occupied by a couple named in court papers as John and Jane Doe.
Officers will go to the home of a deceased Anglican minister in Co Donegal at 8.30am today with orders to bring the couple to court and secure the premises to prevent their return.
Judge Petria McDonnell issued the order yesterday at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court.
Lawyers representing the family of the late Church of Ireland minister Rev Samuel Reede want to sell his former home so that around €80,000 can be given to local charities.
However, the home was illegally occupied six months ago.
But he failed to turn up in court yesterday to prove his claim. The woman living with him at the property remains unidentified.
The home was owned by Rev Reede until his death in October 2010.
The Church of Ireland minister's brother Charles, from Dublin, inherited the property and instructed solicitors to sell it.
Garda Evan Joyce told the court that he and a colleague spent 90 minutes yesterday at the house at Rooskey, near Newtowncunningham, trying to locate Mr Greene.
He said a van was parked outside and the curtains were drawn but he was under instructions from his superintendent not to enter the property unless he was certain Mr Greene was inside.
Judge McDonnell ordered gardai to return to the bungalow today and "break down the door, bring Mr Greene to court and secure the house".
The judge also ordered that 'Jane Doe' also be brought to court today.