A tale of two evictions

Gardaí felt the need to wear balaclavas at an inner-city eviction last week. Quite a contrast to the events at Gorse Hill in affluent Killiney three years ago

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Elaine Byrne

16th September, 2018

Drew Harris passed his first test. The newly installed Garda Commissioner proved himself to be a breath of fresh air with his common sense approach. His description of the controversial wearing of hoods by gardaí at the housing protest in Dublin’s North inner city last Tuesday night as “not correct” was welcomed by the head of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily.

The last time the city of Dublin witnessed so...

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