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Letters containing hair and fingerprints circulated as Strokestown stand-off goes on

Bitter dispute over family farm unlikely to come to an orderly end

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A garda at the scene at Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon.. Picture: Frank McGrath

A garda at the scene at Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon.. Picture: Frank McGrath

A garda at the scene at Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon.. Picture: Frank McGrath

Fourteen months have passed since the eviction of the McGann siblings and their subsequent reoccupation of their family farm.

The dramatic events in Co Roscommon proved to be a lightning rod for factions opposed to repossessions.

Hundreds took to the streets of Strokestown to protest and there were arson attacks on a number of branches of the lender involved, KBC Bank.