Family home repossessions protest in Longford

Alan Walsh

Reporter:

Alan Walsh

Members of the Irish Democratic Party (IDP) will gather outside Longford Courthouse to protest against repossessions of family homes.
Ken Smollen and members of the Irish Democratic Party (IDP) will gather outside Longford Courthouse tomorrow (Wednesday, January 21) to protest against repossessions of family homes.

Ken Smollen and members of the Irish Democratic Party (IDP) will gather outside Longford Courthouse tomorrow (Wednesday, January 21) to protest against repossessions of family homes.

According to IDP Chairperson Mr Smollen, forty families are facing the possibility of losing their family homes at the Circuit Court.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg and it is the legalised theft of family homes,” he claimed.

Mr Smollen is urging people, ‘whether or not they are members of the IDP’, to join their protest. “We will walk through the town with our banner when the court finishes.”

He says the IDP will be the first registered political party in the country to visually protest against repossessions of family homes.

In addition to the forty repossession cases before Longford Circuit Court, Mr Smollen, says there are 222 further cases to be heard this week across the country including 70 in Cork (tomorrow, January 21), 50 in Clonmel (Thursday, January 22), 90 in Naas and 9 in Cork (Monday, January 26) and 3 in Dungarvan (Tuesday, January 27).