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 26th of May 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.

Constitution Halts Sheriff

Ben Gilroy’s halting of a Sheriff using only the Constitution of Ireland has become a viral video over night. With reported viewings as far a field as Irishtown in New York, USA.

In this video the Sheriff is greeted at the gate of this dwelling by a crowd of people with the best interests of the family in mind. Ben immediately asked the Gardai were they there under their oath. This was to immediately remove any doubt that they Gardai were there on that day performing for a private entity, and not performing the job the Irish taxpayer pays them for, protecting the peace. It is readily apparent in the video that the Gardai in question does not understand the question, having made his oath under the constitution of Ireland, upon taking on the role. More after the video.

Sheriff Halted By Constitution

Another important point about this video, that may not be readily apparent, is that the man Ben is talking to, seems to be perfectly aware of the unlawfulness of his role. He immediately attempts to claim that he is in fact the Sheriff. This seems to be done in an attempt to hide the fraudulent nature of the transaction as described by Ben, where in the county registrar is also the Sheriff. In effect, this allows the man in question to order the eviction of a family from their home, and then directly profit from that eviction. This, as Ben happily points out to the so-called Sheriff, is totally unlawful as it breaks laws regarding separation of power.

On a more light-hearted note. Note how when Ben is questioning the so-called Sheriff on his role, and continually mentions the Constitution, the so-called Sheriff exclaims “I’m nothing to do with the Constitution”. The Gardai immediately look as though they would rather be anywhere else in the world but at that gate. As Ben says himself, the man arrived a bit late to execute the order, as his jurisdictional ended in 1922. His GPS must have led him to the wrong Island!

We have since posted a follow-up video of what happened next.