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 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: concerned about suggestions banks may have employed unregistered security to assist in executing court orders. Photograph: James Forde

Private security firms executing court orders to repossess homes and other properties will have to be registered with the State under changes expected(...)

Burnt out vans and cars in the yard of the house  in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A man who was arrested in connection with criminal damage and assaults following an eviction in Co Roscommon in December has been released without cha(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan wants ‘only persons of suitable character’ employed by private security firms. ‘In other words, no criminal convictions,’ he said. Photograph: James Forde

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the seizure of property by banks from indebted homeowners should never be routine but “I cannot agree w(...)

Burnt out vans and cars in the yard of the house that  was the scene of an eviction in Strokestown, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A man has been arrested in Co Mayo as part of an investigation into the attack on a home at Falsk near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, in December. The m(...)

Burnt out vans and cars at  the house which was the scene of the  eviction in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has told the Belgian-owned KBC bank that it will “not stand by” and see Irish people evicted from their homes following(...)

A broken window is seen in the house at  Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, where burnt out vehicles and smashed windows are testimony to  violence that happened at the property on Sunday.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

KBC can only take possession again of the contested property in Co Roscommon by going back to the High Court or recruiting more security workers to ca(...)

Four Ford Transit vans lay burned out following Sunday night’s violence at the property in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A sister and one of her brothers evicted from a Roscommon farmhouse last week, prompting a violent retaliation by vigilantes against security guards (...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

Famine walkers on the final few steps of their 155km Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to the Jeanie Johnston in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

As they began the 155 km Famine commemorative walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon to Dublin last weekend, participants’ thoughts turned to migrants d(...)

A walk commemorating 1,490 people who walked to Dublin to take a ship to Canada during the Famine will be completed on Wednesday at the Jeannie Johnson tall ship (above) at Custom House Quay. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A group of people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon will complete a 155km commemorative walk to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of the 1,490 peop(...)

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