Minister orders investigation into controversial Dublin eviction – The Irish Times

The Minister for Housing has asked the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) to investigate the circumstances surrounding a controversial eviction that took place in Dublin last week.

Nine tenants were evicted from a house in Phibsborough after several men wearing all black, face coverings, caps and sunglasses entered the premises and instructed the tenants to leave before boarding up the front door and windows.

In a letter to the chair of the RTB, Darragh O’Brien said he is “deeply concerned about the treatment of the tenants concerned and wants to ensure that they are treated fairly, respectfully and within the confines of protections provided in the Residential Tenancies Acts”.

He directed the RTB to “fully investigate this incident and to make a report to me, with relevant recommendations, as soon as possible”.

He has asked that the RTB consider starting an investigation under its powers and also that it would “prioritise

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