Friday 15 December 2017

Receivers seeking injunctions requiring two travellers to vacate site earmarked for school

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NAMA-appointed receivers are seeking injunctions requiring two members of the Travelling community to vacate a greenfield site that has been earmarked for a new school.

The proceedings have been brought by insolvency practitioners Jim Hamilton and David O'Connor, against David and Patrick Maughan over lands at Monastrevin Road in Portarlington, Co Laois.

They claim the Maughans are currently residing on the property and have no entitlement to be there.

The court heard that the receivers have brought the proceedings because they are in the process of selling the lands, which have been earmarked for a new primary school.

They are seeking injunctions against the Maughans requiring them to vacate the site and remove all their property from the lands.

The receivers also seek orders preventing the Maughans or any party who has notice of the action from trespassing on the said lands.

The matter came before the High Court Thursday (Nov 3) when the Maughans attended but were not represented by lawyers.

They told the court they had only been recently served with documents and did not have time to get a lawyer. 

They also denied their mobile homes were on the site, but were located on the road near the site.

They also told the Judge that they had been living on the site since March 2015.

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan adjourned the matter for a week.

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