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category dublin | rights and freedoms | news report author Thursday June 07, 2012 00:46author by Bluebell Resistance Report this post to the editors

On Wednesday June 6 the people of Bluebell, Dublin, mobilised for a community protest which prevented a local family from being evicted from their home

Darren Byrne and son
Darren Byrne and son

Yesterday (June 6) the people of Bluebell, Dublin, mobilised for a community protest which prevented a local family from being evicted from their home. As a bailiff from the Dublin City Sheriff’s office arrived with his Garda escort to take possession of Darren Byrne’s home, they were confronted with a crowd of up to 100 local residents who were determined to prevent the repossession from taking place. Confronted with such a sizable protest, the bailiff beat a hasty retreat from Bluebell.

Darren Byrne, a lone parent, raised two of his children in the family home where he has lived for the last twenty years. Like so many others, Darren and his family have become victims of the economic crisis and the greed of the financial institutions.

A plumber by trade, Darren has been out of work since November 2008. Following his redundancy Darren successively negotiated a restructuring of his mortgage repayments, but then found himself unable to make these repayments. When faced with the choice of paying his mortgage or feeding himself and his family Darren rightly opted for the latter.

Despite Ulster Bank’s attempts to evict Darren and his family, they are determined to fight and stay in their home. In a great show of community spirit the people of Bluebell are standing shoulder to shoulder with the Byrne Family, and will continue to resist any attempt to force this local family onto the streets.

Related Link: http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest060612.html

Supporters Outside Byrne Family Home
Supporters Outside Byrne Family Home

Sherrif and Cops
Sherrif and Cops

author by leftypublication date Thu Jun 07, 2012 09:39Report this post to the editors

great stuff. None of that freeman bullshit. Just honest to goodness solidarity, community spirit and mutual support against the banksters who would throw people out on the street, wins out. Good to see this kind of solidarity emerging at last in Ireland. Well done to all. This stupid imported US selfish individualism that's still prevalent won't serve us well in times to come. It's community solidarity and working together like this that will.

It seems Connolly was right and in an Ireland without socialism, nothing has changed but the accents of the landlords.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:35Report this post to the editors

Reply to "lefty" at Thu Jun 07, 2012 09:39

I share your enthusiasm regarding the support provided by the local community in this case, and I greatly admire the people involved.

However, and based on the initial successes of protesters at places like Tara, it seems to me that such protests -- on their own -- can at best only delay, very useful and encouraging though such delays can be in the circumstances described so far relating to this particular case.

The trouble is, and shocking and almost unbelievable though it is, for all practical purposes the "Money Power" (i.e. the Global Banking Cartel) has successfully hi-jacked the Republic of Ireland's Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann), and as a result the Government of the Republic of Ireland (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) is now FULLY under the control of the "Money Power".

Consequently, if, from somewhere deep behind the scenes, and as seems very likely to me, the Money Power instructs our Government to complete this eviction (and the many others like it which I suspect are in the pipeline), then our Government will (I believe) do EXACTLY as it's told: which is what I believe happened at Tara (for example): please see at http://www.humanrightsireland.com/IndyMediaIreland/4Jul...e.htm

In addition to protesting, protesters need to be doing EVERYTHING they possibly can (in my opinion) -- on a parallel basis -- to get back our Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann) from the Money Power: which has been UNLAWFULLY given away, bit by bit (through unconstitutional activities which include unconstitutional legislation), to the Money Power by our grossly CORRUPT governments of recent decades.

I sent a letter through the registered letter to former Prime Minister Brian Cowan about this "constitutional hijacking business" on May 9th 2008, and a copy of it can be seen at:
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/PrimeMinisterCowen/9M...l.htm

Though former Prime Minister Cowan (and all the other politicians and lawyers the information was sent to) ALL appear to have COMPLETELY ignored the entire contents of the letter at the www address just above, my hope is that the protesters in this, and the many other similar protests I suspect are likely to occur around the country in the future, will not do the same as Mr Cowan and his Government colleagues did.

Basically, and in other words, what I'm suggesting is something like this: "It's community solidarity and working together like this, for the purpose of getting our Constitution (the Supreme Law of the Republic of Ireland) back from the Money Power, that will serve us well -- The People of the Republic of Ireland -- in times to come."

author by James Cpublication date Thu Jun 07, 2012 17:46Report this post to the editors

Well done to the family and the community.
I hear the protests are continuing despite the weather!

Great work from all involved.

author by Bluebell Resistancepublication date Fri Jun 08, 2012 19:49Report this post to the editors

Just an update on the Byrne family eviction. As of today the bank have lifted their threat of eviction to allow discussions to take place. Family think that some sort of arrangment can be reached with the bank that will allow them to stay in their home of twenty years. Fair play to everyone over the last few days. My faith in the people of the area has never been higher. Let the Anti-Eviction Movement Begin!

author by W. Finnertypublication date Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:31Report this post to the editors

I can't help feeling this might be a "win-win" situation for ALL involved, starting of course with Mr Byrne’s family and the Bluebell Community, but by no means ending there.

If the truth was fully known, I wouldn't mind betting that the bailiff and the guards involved might also also be very happy with this "some sort of arrangement can be reached" outcome: which materialises as a sensible and a workable alternative to eviction. By complete coincidence, an old friend of mine informed me some months back that the grandfather of a mutual acquaintance we both knew years ago, who was a County Galway bailiff in the 1800s, got so upset on what was to be his final eviction, that he decided to pay the outstanding rent owed to the landlord out of his own pocket (thus enabling the about-to-be-evicted family to stay on in their home): and, he then promptly went on from there to retire from the job immediately.

It's also a "win" situation (I suspect?) for all the many reasonable people who work for the banks.

In addition, and assuming there are any left -- and I personally still believe there must be a few, at least -- it's also a "win" situation for the more reasonable (i.e. more balanced) people working in and around our Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial): who are genuinely still trying their best, against all the odds, to serve the People of the Republic of Ireland.

Perhaps the most encouraging thing of all, and as has already been mentioned on this thread, is that this "Bluebell Precedent" might now -- easily and quickly, hopefully -- replicate itself in all of the many other Republic of Ireland local communities in need of it at the present time?

Related Link: http://www.humanrightsireland.com
author by Con Carrollpublication date Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:43Report this post to the editors

nice one absolute brillant

author by The Shadowpublication date Thu Jun 14, 2012 18:23Report this post to the editors

Check your facts...Its not every stupid piece of individualistic rubbish that comes from the wicked United States.This Freeman rubbish is actually a UK idea.
To give its correct title its The Freemen of the land and has as much sucess as ofh...The communist party in America!

author by leftypublication date Thu Jun 14, 2012 21:27Report this post to the editors

Never said the freeman bullshit came from the US. I know it's a UK idea.
Wasn't referring to it when I said
"This stupid imported US selfish individualism that's still prevalent "
I was just referring to the general selfish individualism that seems to be prevalent

I think it's fair to say we HAVE adopted US selfish individualism from watching all their stupid TV shows, and that it's still prevalent.

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