Tathony House has become the centre for resistance to a wave of evictions. Ten remaining households have been ordered to leave by June 2nd.
But they are refusing to go. Instead, they will hold a rally at 12pm outside Tathony House in Bow Bridge, Kilmainham on Friday June 2nd.
People Before Profit is urging everyone who is free to attend.
The residents say they are staying until their case with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has concluded, as is their legal right.
The Tyrrelstown Amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act of 2016 prevents property owners from evicting 10 or more units of their property unless they would be caused “undue hardship” financially by allowing the tenants to stay.
The tenants at Tathony House have every right to assert their rights under this amendment.
Under the government’s own scheme, the building could be bought by Dublin City Council and the evictions could be stopped. But the landlord has refused to engage with the Council.
Madeleine Johansson, a People Before Profit Councillor, has been a Tathony tenant for 14 years. She said,
“In other European countries, this would not happen. We’re not going to volunteer to leave.”