The Minister for Justice has ordered a review into the regulating and licencing of people enforcing court orders by the Private Security Authority.

It follows an incident yesterday morning when up to eight security guards were attacked at a repossessed home near Strokestown in Co Roscommon.

One man is still in hospital after the incident at the house and farm about 4 kilometres outside Strokestown.

Yesterday morning's events began at around 4am - it's believed up to 20 people may have been involved, and three vehicles were set on fire.

A garda investigation into the incident is continuing.

KBC Bank says it's aware of the situation, but  doesn't comment on individual cases.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has condemned the violence that occurred early on Sunday morning and he has requested his officials to examine the regulations and licensing of personnel enforcing court orders by the Private Security Authority.

That review is due next month.

The Social Democrats have expressed concern about the way in which this eviction of two brothers and a sister from their family home was carried out, and say banks should do everything they can to reach resolutions with their customers, so that families don't end up being homeless for Christmas.


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