Saturday 27 May 2017

Priory Hall residents to march on complex

RESIDENTS of Priory Hall will march on the apartment complex tomorrow in a show of anger over being forced to leave their homes.

Last week Dublin City Council evacuated 249 people from the apartments of the north Dublin development due to serious concerns over fire safety.

A protest march has been planned for 2pm tomorrow, starting at the nearby Donaghmede Shopping Centre. Residents will march to the apartment blocks.

The demonstrators have planned to place a PA system at the site and a number of speakers will voice their disquiet about being forced to leave their homes.

"It's about letting people know that we're still here, and we are still very angry about what's happened," Priory Hall resident Niall O'Reilly told the Irish Independent last night.

The residents' committee will today meet with Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to learn the Government's response to the issue.

The development was built by former IRA hunger striker Tom McFeely's Coalport Building Company.

Earlier this week bankrupt property developer Larry O'Mahony lost an attempt to be taken out of High Court proceedings over the fire risk at the development.

The judge has given the developers five weeks to fix the fire safety issues.

Irish Independent

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