Ben Gilroy Halts Eviction of an 80 Year Old Woman

Ben Gilroy, People For Economic Justice and the Anti-Eviction Taskforce arrived at the flat of an 80-year-old woman this morning at 10am. The 80-year-old woman in question had been informed prior to that morning that the Sheriff would arrive at 11am. Upon arrival Ben found that the Sheriff had already been there. He discovered a locksmith was fixing a new lock to the door, having drilled through the old one. It was evident by the debris left from the drill, that the old lock had been removed by force. The first video is a short interview with Vin from TNS Radio.

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Ben kindly asked the Locksmith what he was doing, and upon hearing the news, asked the Locksmith for the key’s and informed him that what the Sheriff was doing was unlawful. The Locksmith kindly obliged.

Ben and People For Economic Justice then educated the 80-year-old woman on her rights and began preparation for barricading the apartment against further intrusion. Upon arrival of the Gardai to remove them, the 80-year-old woman asked the Garda were they operating under their oath of office. When they avoided this question, she kindly informed them that her home was inviolable save in accordance with the law, and asked them what law she had broken. The Garda left temporarily.

Ben and People for Economic Justice, have now barricaded themselves in the house, and are awaiting the arrival of the Sheriff, so that they can inform him of the same thing!

Follow Up From The 80 Year Old Woman’s Apartment

As you can see from the second video. The Gardai upheld their oath, taken under the constitution, and left Ben and People For Economic Justice to their business. What is most important about this video is that while Ben engages the Gardai, he speaks passively at all times, informing that Gardai that he has taken the actions he chose to take, as he was concerned about someone referring to themselves as The Sheriff wanted to take the property from the 80-year-old woman.

Update On The 80 Year Old Woman’s Apartment:

As of Friday 21st of July 2017 the apartment is still in the possession of its owner. We will post any significant updates as a new article if and when it arrives.

Source Of Radio Interview: TNS Radio.

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  1. Fair play ben think what you guys are doin is fantastic but very sad that has to be done. I will be keeping an eye out for when you need volunteers around meath / north dublin area. Im spreadin the word also but came across a few people who said argue that the sheriff is entitled to enter a home to retrieve goods or home if bank has got a court order. I wasnt sure so i didnt argue. What is the actual law on this ?

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