Income coming into the house of €1180 (excluding what ever the partner earns as as taxi driver) The weekly rent was €169 which had been reduced from €188 following an assessment.They have not paid ANY rent for 18 months are €20k in arrears and are to be evicted. I need to take my tablets
By Ray Managh
Tuesday June 19 2012
A FAMILY that has not paid rent for the past 18 months is finally to be evicted, a judge has ruled.
Declan Fitzpatrick, solicitor for South Dublin County Council, told the Circuit Civil Court that taxi-driver David McGowan and his wife, Catherine, had previously faced eviction on four occasions but the local authority had always relented.
He said that in January last they had obtained a District Court order for their eviction from 410 Cushlawn, Killinarden, Tallaght, Co Dublin, where they live with their three adult children.
Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, said today that the McGowans, who owe more than €20,000 in rent arrears, had appealed the order to the Circuit Court.
Mr Fitzpatrick said no rent was being paid and a number of repayment arrangements that had been reached between the council and the McGowans had been broken.
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“With a housing waiting list of 10,000 applicants for accommodation the council has to proceed with the eviction,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.
Aisling Ni Bhroin, senior staff officer in the County Council’s Housing Department, told the court that Mrs McGowan and her three children had weekly income of €1,180 on top of the undisclosed earnings of her taxi driver husband and the children’s father.
Ms Ni Bhroin said a working daughter had a wage of €542 a week; another working daughter was receiving €262 a week maternity benefit; Mrs McGowan was receiving a weekly disability allowance of €188 and the couple’s son was on a weekly €188 job search payment.