Sunday 26 May 2019

Lord Mayor praises squatters' work

Rosie posing in the communal garden at the ‘squatters’ complex in Grangegorman in Dublin where the attempted eviction by security personnel took place earlier this week. Photo: Mark Stedman/ Photocall
Rosie posing in the communal garden at the ‘squatters’ complex in Grangegorman in Dublin where the attempted eviction by security personnel took place earlier this week. Photo: Mark Stedman/ Photocall

Dublin's Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said squatters occupying a number of properties in Grangegorman are to be "commended" for turning the derelict site into "something positive".

Mr Burke said he was "very impressed" after he saw photos of a communal garden and praised the squatters for their creativity.

Up to 30 people are believed to have been living in the properties for over a year.

A High Court judge will hear a receiver's application for an injunction today preventing trespass on the Dublin site.

Receiver Luke Charleton brought the application against "Persons Unknown". Mr Burke said he hoped the outcome is peaceful stressing that people have "a right to be heard."

Irish Independent

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