Upcoming Events

Galway | Housing

no events match your query!

New Events

Galway

no events posted in last week

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Good news out of Russia - even the "non-system" opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of "false flag" two years ago VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link DPR PM Zakharchenko presser 27/02/15 Economical and political future of DPR VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Breaking news: FALSE FLAG IN MOSCOW! VINEYARDSAKER:

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Depoliticising Policing at MacGill Summer School Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:59 | Vicky Conway

offsite link Conference Announcement. Victims? Rights: An Agenda for Change. Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:32 | Sinead Ring

offsite link Legal Gender Recognition in Ireland Fri Jul 17, 2015 01:34 | Peter Dunne

offsite link The IMF?s strange role as the voice of moderation Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:05 | Aoife O'Donoghue

offsite link The Commission of Inquiry: Israel?s Obligations as Belligerent Occupant in the Gaza Strip for Post C... Tue Jul 14, 2015 07:45 | GuestPost

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Trotsky on film ?. 21:23 Mon Jul 27, 2015 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link And meanwhile? DCC to cut minimum standards on apartments? 20:39 Mon Jul 27, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Property prices in Dublin? falling? 17:08 Mon Jul 27, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Placing the blame for the crisis where it belongs? 13:25 Mon Jul 27, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link EU fiscal rules? IBEC aren?t wrong in critiquing them. 08:11 Mon Jul 27, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

offsite link FIANNA FÁIL AND THE BANK INQUIRY : SOME INITIAL OBSERVATIONS 21:04 Mon Jan 12, 2015

offsite link PETER NYBERG BANK INQUIRY EVIDENCE, 17 DECEMBER 2014 18:05 Sun Dec 28, 2014

offsite link For Some Vicious Mole of Nature: Making Sense of The Irish Bank Crisis 21:07 Fri Dec 26, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Unlawful Eviction In Shantalla

category galway | housing | news report author Saturday April 05, 2014 20:06author by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op Report this post to the editors

A Galway squat has recently been evicted. The property had been recently taken over by Bank of Scotland who are appointed KPMG as caretakers of the property.

guitar.jpg

KPMG audited the accounts of Anglo Irish Bank during the boom period. Now they make money as liquidators, taking over and selling the property of people who have gotten into bad debt……maybe because they took out a dodgy loan with Anglo? They made loads of money during the boom, and since the crash, they're there waiting like vultures to make even more money.

"This place was our home", said one of the people who'd just been evicted. "…and now it's going to join the thousands of derelict houses in galway, which keep the rent in the city artificially high"

The day saw two Gardai kicking down the door while several occupants were still inside. They along with a few security they began ejecting the occupants and their belongings out onto the street. The sheriff turned up briefly but would not answer any questions knowing well that they had no eviction order issued by a court, therefore making the eviction unlawful.

Many people showed up in solidarity, they gathered around the front of the house to show their objection to the unlawful eviction. They played music, basked in the sunshine and chatted to people who were curious to see what was happening.

Source info on KPMG-
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/auditors-who-signe....html

http://costarfinance.com/2013/02/07/kpmg-appointed-liqu...book/

outside.jpg

gardawithguitar.jpg

sign.jpg

bin.jpg

author by fionnpublication date Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:06Report this post to the editors

Homelessness is one of the most devastating things that can happen in your life,and the gardai have facilitated the banks reposession,shame on them.

An interesting fact i never knew there were at least 76 empty houses per homeless person.

And yes the rents are high in galway i have a sister out there who rents there and is finding it hard to make ends meet as it is.

Great to see the community spirit,irish people really are great when it counts they will get out there and show support.

The banks really have a lot to answer for,does anybody rememeber the two anglo boys on the phone skittering about how they were going to con the nation,and how you have to have skin in the game,where are the gardai to hold these people accountable?

There were phone records going back five years that they were aware of,and yet nothing was done.

One law for the rich,another for the poor.

author by Justin Morahanpublication date Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:52Report this post to the editors

It's terrible to know that evictions are happening in Ireland on a large scale. The banks with the help of the Fianna Fáil/Green Government wrecked the economy. Now the banks with the help of the Fine Gael/Labour Government are evicting people. It should be the other way around - the people evicting the banks and the government parties.

As Moliere said in one of his plays: "The injustice of it is perfect. I shall bequeath it to posterity".

Well done to the brave few who give support to the victims of these heinous crimes

 
© 2001-2015 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy