Monday 20 May 2019

Man (50) arrested in relation to Strokestown eviction

The home in Strokestown, Roscommon
The home in Strokestown, Roscommon
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Gardaí have arrested a 50-year-old man in relation to the Strokestown eviction incident in December.

He is the sixth individual arrested in relation to the incident.

The events in mid-December followed the repossession of a house in Falsk, Strokestown by private security personnel.

The man was arrested in Co Roscommon this morning, and is currently detained at Castlerea Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act,1939.

A garda spokeswoman said: "A 50-year-old man has been arrested as part of ongoing investigations into incidents that took place at Falsk, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon on December 16. Investigations are ongoing."

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