Una Mullally: Dublin eviction raises questions about presence of gardaí

Black-clad men removed furnishings while three gardaí allowed them to pass by

Nine tenants have been evicted from a house they were renting in Phibsborough, north Dublin with a number of men repossessing and boarding up the property. Video: Enda O'Dowd

It’s difficult to convey the extent to which the property on Berkeley Road in Dublin 7 was damaged during the course of an eviction.

Last Wednesday, a group of men dressed in black entered the building and forcibly evicted the tenants while gardaí stood in the hallway asserting that the tenants had no right to be there – therefore tacitly facilitating the eviction.

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