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Ballymun

PICS: One of last Ballymun tower block residents prepares to move

The fifteen storey Joeseph Plunkett tower was cleared for demolition last month.

ONE OF THE last remaining residents in the Ballymun tower flats was packing up today and preparing to leave her home of 20 years.

Theresa Freeman, who has spent two decades on the top floor of the Joeseph Plunkett tower, will move tomorrow into one of the new bungalows built for residents.

The fifteen storey tower was cleared for demolition last month following a ruling from Dublin City Council. The approved application allows for demolition of the tower and two other remaining blocks “by mechanical means or controlled use of explosives”.

PICS: One of last Ballymun tower block residents prepares to move
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    The Joseph Plunkett tower, Ballymun in Dublin (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Ballymun resident prepares to leave

    Teresa Freeman, on the balcony of her flat on the top floor of the 15 storey Joseph Plunkett tower in Dublin with her daughter Donna Freeman with her partner Martin Grant and son Luke (2 years old) (Image: Brian Lawless)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Ballymun resident prepares to leave

    (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Ballymun resident prepares to leave

    Teresa Freeman, one of the last remaining residents in the Ballymun flats, in he flat on the top floor of the 15 storey Joseph Plunkett tower in Dublin (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Saying goodbye

    (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Ballymun resident prepares to leave

    Donna Freeman and her son Luke (2 years old) outside the Joseph Plunkett tower (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Ballymun resident prepares to leave

    (Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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