St Helen’s tenants vow to stay on as ban on evictions lifted – The Irish Times

Tenants of a south Dublin apartment complex facing eviction following the lifting of the Government ban on evictions, say they will not leave as they have “nowhere else to go”.

The seven households, which include sick older people and children with special needs, were due to vacate their homes at St Helen’s Court, Dun Laoghaire, on Friday following the lifting of the eviction ban.

The end of the moratorium on evictions comes 10 days after the relaxation of travel restrictions in place to stem the spread of Covid-19. Since April 12th people may travel further than 5km from their homes.

The four-year battle by the St Helen’s tenants, with two sets of corporate landlords culminated, in February, with a determination from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) that notices-to-quit, served in August 2019 by owners Donegal-based Mill Street Projects Ltd, were valid.

The remaining tenants – the last

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