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Priory Hall residents hold vigil in candlelight Sinead Collier with other Priory Hall residents during their candlelit vigil. Arthur Carron/Collins

Published 18/12/2012 | 05:00

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THERE will be no stockings hung in the deserted Priory Hall this Christmas, writes Breda Heffernan.

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The apartment complex was shrouded in darkness last night as over 100 former residents gathered for a candlelit vigil to mark their second Christmas away from home.

The 256 residents were forced from their homes 14 months ago after their apartment complex was found to be a firetrap. They have been living in "temporary" accommodation ever since.

"When we left we thought it'd be a temporary thing and we'd be in our house, if not by March this year then not long after that. Since then not a stone has been turned," said Stephanie Meehan who was there with her partner Fiacha Daly and children Oisin (7) and Cerys (20 months).

Irish Independent

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