Seven remaining tenants of a south Dublin apartment complex are awaiting the outcome of talks between their local authority and a corporate landlord that could stave off their eviction.
On Friday residents of St Helen’s Court in Dún Laoghaire, which is half empty, protested on the street in what is likely to be the final push in a five-year struggle to remain in their homes.
Last February, the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) issued a determination order backing their vacation as sought by the owners, Donegal-based Mill Street Projects.
Although they had avoided eviction under recent Covid-19 prohibition, they now believe it a matter of time before the landlord secures a court enforcement order.
“It’s been going on for years basically but it’s at crunch point now,” said local People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett, who has campaigned on the tenants’ behalf.
“After several failed evictions
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