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'We want this rapist out of here' - Angry locals seek eviction of serial rapist Michael Murray

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Rapist Michael Murray

Rapist Michael Murray

Rapist Michael Murray

Pressure is growing to have multiple rapist Michael Murray evicted from his rented accommodation.

Posters have been put up in a south Dublin housing estate warning people that the sex offender is living in their midst.

Murray (57) has been living in the Goatstown area for several months, much to the anger of local residents.

They have now placed posters of the rapist on lampposts in the area where he is renting a room in a house.

The notice reads 'Warning - Rapist About' and is accompanied by a picture of Murray.

"We want this rapist out of here," said one resident, who did not want to be named.

The landlady of the property where Murray is living is aware of his past crimes, but refused to comment when she was approached by the Irish Independent.

Local sources said the landlady had been approached in recent days by residents concerned about their safety.

Despite repeated calls for his eviction, Murray remains in the house and is seen regularly going about his daily routine.

The residents' association, which has not put up the posters, has brought up the issue of Murray's presence with gardaí at a joint-policing committee.

The Irish Independent previously revealed how, after Murray moved in, the landlady posted an advertisement online for men and women to apply for a vacancy at the property.

The advertisement did not reveal that the successful applicant would have to share the house with a convicted rapist.

It has since been amended to state that only single men may apply.

Murray has caused unrest in the area since moving in, with one school principal receiving repeated complaints about his presence.

Parents have told gardaí in Dundrum that the rapist has been seen near the girls' secondary school on a number of occasions.

Murray was jailed in 1996 for raping four women and sexually assaulting two others in south Dublin during a six-day reign of terror in September 1995.

Irish Independent