THE TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny has described as “peculiar” the circumstances surrounding the eviction of a husband and wife from their South Dublin home earlier in the week.
Brendan Kenny (71) and his wife Asta (63) were evicted from their home on Wednesday on foot of a court warrant obtained by the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation (formerly Anglo Irish Bank) in 2010.
The couple are now camping in a tent outside their former home.
Speaking to Newstalk, the Taosieach said yesterday that he didn’t understand why the couple had not arranged to stay somewhere else – as they had been given a repossession order two years ago.
The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan showed little sympathy for the couple being evicted, pointing to their property portfolio and saying “we must distinguish between people who can’t pay and won’t pay.”
Asta Kelly told Spin 103.8 that the bank’s bailiffs had “brought in heavy machinery” to break the locks on their home last Wednesday – adding that the experienced had been “horrific”.