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Roscommon incident highlighted in Dail as reason for urgent reform of security services at evictions

Nov 13, 2020 15:11 By Shannonside News
Roscommon incident highlighted in Dail as reason for urgent reform of security services at evictions Roscommon incident highlighted in Dail as reason for urgent reform of security services at evictions
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A controversial eviction in Roscommon almost two years ago has been referenced in the Dail as why private security firms need stricter regulation if involved

A controversial eviction in Roscommon almost two years ago has been referenced in the Dail as why private security firms need stricter regulation if involved in evictions

The bill was proposed jointly by Sligo-Leitrim TD Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin's justice spokesman and Deputy Donncha Ó Laoghaire.

The bill aims to close a loophole where those executing court-ordered repossessions and evictions do not fall under the scope of any regulating legislation and cannot be investigated by the Private Security Authority.

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Several TDs referenced events at a Strokestown farm in December 2018, when a family was evicted on foot of an order from KBC bank.

The company involved was subsequently fined after being found guilty of six breaches of the Private Security Services Act for working without an appropriate licence.

Martin Kenny says that the Bill will address a number of issues:

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Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath says firms invovled in evictions are just after 'blood money'

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