Local Council issues High Court injunction proceedings against individuals they claim are trespassing on halting site

Leitrim County Council has brought High Court injunction proceedings aimed at removing those that it claims are illegally trespassing on part of a Traveller group housing scheme.


The court heard that the alleged trespass commenced earlier this month when a group of individuals wearing balaclavas cut open a locked barrier and parked two caravans on an empty lot” in the site which is located beside a playschool in Carrick-on-Shannon.


Lawyers for the council say the occupiers have parked their caravans in a derelict bay at the Shannonside View Traveller group housing scheme and have refused to leave.


The matter came before Mr Justice Brian O’Moore at the High Court yesterday.

The judge said he was prepared to grant orders restraining the occupants from interfering with or obstructing the council from taking possession of the property in question.


The court also made an order restraining the defendant from entering or placing any further structures on the land without the council’s consent. The matter will return before the High Court later this month.