Bray Town Council attempted to evict local Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady from his home yesterday morning.
In a brief update to his Facebook page, Cllr Brady said: “Just after 10am the council knocked on our door and asked us to leave and hand over the keys. They were politely told that under no circumstances would we be putting our family on the side of road.
“They were told to bring that message back to Bray Town Council. Unbelievably the council are trying to evict us using a mechanism that has been deemed unlawful and in breech of the European Convention of Human Rights Act, 2003 by the Supreme Court.
“Under advice from our legal team we can’t say too much more other than to thank everyone for their fantastic support which has kept our spirits high.”
Cllr Brady and his family received an eviction notice last month over home improvements that were carried out on the Bray council house ten years ago without permission.
According to Bray Town Council, tenants cannot modify or alter houses without the permission of the council.
Knock on the door this morning by council demanding my family leave our home & hand back keys. Not making my family homeless #eviction #
— Cllr. John Brady (@johnbradysf) April 23, 2014