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There's a 'resistance party' in Grangegorman tonight after squatters are given six weeks to leave

The High Court has ordered them out before 4 May.

Grangegorman Squats Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

SQUATTERS IN GRANGEGORMAN have been given until 4 May to vacate the abandoned complex they have been staying in.

A court has granted an order requiring them to leave the property but have placed a stay on that order for six weeks. Two of those staying there were present in court to hear the judge’s decision.

The squatters resisted an attempt by receivers, appointed by NAMA, to take back control of the site last week. The squatters argued that no eviction order had been granted by the court.

Squatters, and those campaigning on their behalf, have accepted the decision of the court and are claiming victory after they’ve been given until May to leave.

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The squatters say about 30 mostly young people have been staying at the site for the last 18 months, claiming they are there because they cannot afford Dublin rents.

A community garden was built by the residents and is worked on by them and local families in the area.

Grangegorman Squats Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

They have converted warehouse and office space into venues for poetry, music and circus performance art.

Read: ‘Squatting makes sense’: Take a look inside the Grangegorman complex >

Read: Dublin squatters remain at property after day-long standoff >

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Rónán Duffy

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