Killiney eviction raised in Dáil

Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 01:00

The eviction of a couple from their home in Killiney, Co Dublin, yesterday has been raised in the Dáil and prompted a protest at the Dublin City Sheriff's Office.

Gardaí and bailiffs removed Brendan Kelly (71) and his wife Asta (63) from their home at St Matthias Wood, Killiney, Co Dublin around lunchtime yesterday.

A video taken by a neighbour and posted on YouTube shows the couple being removed.

The couple had fallen behind on their mortgage payments, issued by the institution previously known as Irish Nationwide Building Society.

The couple pitched a tent outside their home and slept in it last night.

St Matthias Wood is an exclusive cul-de-sac development of five luxury detached homes situated off Church Road in Killiney. It was built in 2004 by Castlepark.

The couple had operated a successful business in Germany, selling Irish textiles to German holidaymakers, under the brand-name Irland Haus.

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