Footage of blind man and his family being evicted from their Meath home goes viral

Video footage and photographs of 43-year-old blind man, John Llyod, his wife and their 10-year-old son being evicted from their home have gone viral.

Footage of blind man and his family being evicted from their Meath home goes viral

Video footage and photographs of 43-year-old blind man, John Llyod, his wife and their 10-year-old son being evicted from their home have gone viral.

The photographs have been viewed over one million times on Facebook since they were posted at the weekend.

The family were evicted last week from their home in Kells, Co Meath on August 27.

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John told the Irish Sun newspaper that the family "have been treated worse than animals".

“I had to shout: ‘I’m blind, I’m visually impaired, let me get my cane, I need my cane.’ I was in my pyjama bottoms and a shirt, I didn’t even have shoes on,” he told the Irish Sun.

"We're in despair. Our home has been taken from us.”

John's wife Fiona, 44, said the family had been “making repayments as best we could”.

In the video, a member of An Garda Síochána stands guard at the door as an argument can be heard coming from inside the house.

In a statement, the National Land League of Ireland said that "the family that were evicted are being accommodated by friends".

"A recap of today's events is that a family comprising a young boy, his mother and blind father were evicted from their home without warning by the Sheriffs of Meath and Louth and bailiffs and locksmiths," they said.

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