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# graham-usher - Monday 7 October, 2013

Announcement on Priory Hall expected as 21 day deadline ends

Minister Phil Hogan’s self-imposed three week deadline to find a solution ends today. Talks with residents and other stakeholders have been ongoing.

# graham-usher - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Priory Hall residents: 'If talks are to take place we want to be a part of them'

Priory Hall residents say they have been unofficially approached about talks that are due to take place.

# graham-usher - Monday 9 September, 2013

Hogan still expecting report on Priory Hall, despite reports mediation has collapsed

The former residents believe that the process has fallen apart, with bank bosses indicating last week they would seek their own solutions for mortgage-holders.

# graham-usher - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Bankers' answers on Priory Hall prompt "massive worry" among residents

AIB boss David Duffy said this week the bank would pull out of a process aimed at reaching a solution for all of the residents, and try and reach deals with just its own customers.

# graham-usher - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Two years on: Pictures show Priory Hall apartments in ruin In Pictures This post contains images

Two years on: Pictures show Priory Hall apartments in ruin

As well as being a fire hazard, the complex is damp, flooded in places and completely uninhabitable.

# graham-usher - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Priory Hall residents watch their homes ‘deteriorate beyond repair’

Almost two years since they were evacuated over fire concerns, Priory Hall residents remain uncertain about their future.

# graham-usher - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Priory Hall: "They've already tried to put us on the streets once, they can't try it again"

The Supreme Court today adjourned a decision on whether Dublin City Council must continue to pay accommodation costs for Priory Hall residents until October.

# graham-usher - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Priory Hall: 'The Tenements of the Boom'

One ex-resident went back to the doomed development last weekend. This is what she found.

# graham-usher - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Priory Hall residents exempt from property tax, but problems persist

With the management company for the development having been wound-up, residents now have a lease with a company that no longer exists.

# graham-usher - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Priory Hall: Legal action by DCC is of no benefit to ex-residents

While the DCC has spent over €300,000 on surveys and engineering in relation to Priory Hall, its ex-residents don’t have the same resources.

# graham-usher - Monday 8 October, 2012

Priory Hall: 'Families have had to press pause on their lives for the last year'

As the one year anniversary of their evacuation appoaches, ex-residents of Priory Hall are planning a ‘March for Justice’ as they continue their search for a solution.

# graham-usher - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Dublin City Council spends €638,000 on security for Priory Hall Exclusive

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie reveal G4S Ireland has been paid more than €638k for less than a year’s security, during which time a number of break-ins have occurred on the site.

# graham-usher - Friday 24 August, 2012

Rats, mould and dampness: Priory Hall 10 months on In Pictures This post contains images

Rats, mould and dampness: Priory Hall 10 months on

Security personnel told a visiting resident to watch out for the rats earlier this week.

# graham-usher - Monday 30 April, 2012

Priory Hall residents: Mortgages can’t be dealt with on case-by-case basis

AIB has this morning said it is happy to engage fully with the conciliation process being chaired by a former Supreme Court judge but residents have called on other banks to follow suit.

# graham-usher - Friday 20 April, 2012

City Council delays Priory Hall appeal to allow ‘resolution process’

Dublin City Council tells the Supreme Court it will not continue its appeal over the costs for rehousing the Priory Hall residents.

# graham-usher - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Kenny holds ad hoc meeting with Priory Hall residents - but promises little

Residents of the Priory Hall complex doorstepped the Taoiseach as he visited a nearby industrial estate for a jobs announcement.

# graham-usher - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Banking Federation will not meet with Priory Hall residents

Residents say that the Irish Banking Federation has turned down two requests to meet with it. The federation declined to comment.

# graham-usher - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Council could offer Priory Hall residents €50,000 for apartments Property This post contains videos

Council could offer Priory Hall residents €50,000 for apartments

But residents say they will reject any such offer as it would leave them homeless and force them into bankruptcy.

# graham-usher - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Cost of temporary housing for Priory Hall residents to top €700,000

Dublin City Council has revealed that providing accommodation for the displaced residents of the unsafe complex will cost over €700,000.

# graham-usher - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Priory Hall residents concerned over Supreme Court appeal

Evacuees are worried that if Dublin City Council’s appeal is successful, they will be forced further into financial strife – and may even have to default on their mortgages.