The family at the centre of an eviction in Co Roscommon say they're disappointed with the Taoiseach's comments in the Dail over the matter.

The McGanns believe Leo Varadkar's remarks aimed to deflect attention away from the eviction.

Last week, the home of the McGann family near Strokestown was repossessed.

In a statement last night issued through Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, the McGanns say they are shocked by the unforeseen events but overwhelmed by the levels of support they have received.

In the Dail yesterday, there was a heated debate between the Taoiseach and Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty over a violent attack on security guards who had removed the family from the property.

Deputy Doherty had said reforms were needed to laws to ensure security officials involved in evictions are identifiable.

Leo Varadkar fired back and said "when it comes to Sinn Féin - the rule of law and public order - and condemning violence it does not take very long for your balaclava to slip".

In their statement, the McGanns said the Taioseachs comments are a deliberate attempt to deflect attention from some of the very serious issues relating to their eviction.

They appealed for privacy - adding they'll be making no further statements as the eviction is a legal matter.

 

 

 

 

 

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