Latest: High Court orders housing activists to vacate Dublin properly

Latest: High Court orders housing activists to vacate Dublin properly

Update 12.30pm: The High Court has ordered the housing activists occupying a vacant Dublin property to leave by tomorrow morning.

The groups took over the home in Summerhill Parade in the north inner city last week, saying they wanted to highlight the housing crisis.

They were accused of trespassing by the building's owners who sought injunctions to have them removed.

Today the High Court ruled that the activists must leave by 8am tomorrow.

High Court to decide if housing activists illegally trespassing on Dublin property

Earlier: The High Court will decide today whether housing activists are illegally trespassing on a property in Dublin's north inner city.

A number of groups have been occupying the home on Summerhill Parade for the past week.

But lawyers for the building's owners have now applied to the court to have the protesters removed.

The group were also involved in a sit-in at the Department of Housing yesterday demanding a meeting with the Minister.

Aisling Bruin is a volunteer with the Dublin Central Housing Association explained by they are taking the action.

She said: "We strategically took a private house as a means to push forward the rental narrative and how people are living in really terrible conditions.

"We had a very clear set of demands and one of those demands is that the council would CPO these properties to highlight that this can be done."

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