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category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | 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
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Sherrif and Cops
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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Great to see real solidarity start to emerge in Ireland.     lefty    Thu Jun 07, 2012 09:39 
   "It's community solidarity and working together like this that will (serve us well in times to come)"     W. Finnerty    Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:35 
   Great work     James C    Thu Jun 07, 2012 17:46 
   Bank Back Down     Bluebell Resistance    Fri Jun 08, 2012 19:49 
   The best piece of news I've seen so far today     W. Finnerty    Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:31 
   solidarity     Con Carroll    Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:43 
   @Lefty     The Shadow    Thu Jun 14, 2012 18:23 
   @shadow     lefty    Thu Jun 14, 2012 21:27 


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