Tuesday 16 July 2019

Ugly scenes as eviction of dying woman abandoned in Clontarf

Nadia Hattaoui in the Susanville Road house
Nadia Hattaoui in the Susanville Road house
A man who identified himself as Don Bowler at the scene of the eviction
Terminally ill Breda Hattaoui
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

A terminally ill woman, who was subjected to a failed eviction attempt, will leave her home if emergency accommodation can be secured.

There were ugly scenes at the home of Breda Hattaoui (60) yesterday when an attempt was made to evict her from the home – a move arising following a family dispute.

Dublin city sheriff James Barry arrived at the house on Susanville Road, near Clontarf, at around 11am but a man – who identified himself as Don Bowler, and is understood to be an anti-eviction advocate – was in the house and threatened anybody that came near.

The sheriff eventually withdrew, citing medical grounds. However, he has said that it was still his intention to vacate the house.

Ms Hattaoui's daughter Nadia, who lives in the house with her mother, told the Irish Independent that they would leave if emergency accommodation could be found.

She said her mother, who has cancer, had nowhere to go if she was forced out.

"We need accommodation, we've been saying that for years," she said.

Irish Independent

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