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."