Gardaí ‘aided and abetted’ eviction of two elderly people, Dáil hears

Independent TD claims officers blocked road in Co Roscommon while group ‘pegged people out’

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice told the Dáil many people were receiving notice-to-quit letters from banks selling buy-to-let properties. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice told the Dáil many people were receiving notice-to-quit letters from banks selling buy-to-let properties. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí “aided and abetted” the eviction this week of two elderly people from their home by a group of men from the North, it was alleged in the Dáil.

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that gardaí blocked off two roads in Co Roscommon on Tuesday while between 20 and 30 men from the North “pegged three people out of a house, two of them elderly, and left them on the side of the road”.

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