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20/05/2022. High Court injunction Secured against Persons Occuping building. Pictured a small protest gathered outside Lafray House at 2pm the time given to vacate the building written on one of the posted High Court notices erected on the fence outside. It was reported in the Irish Times that the Salvation Army Ireland has secured a High Court injunction requiring persons to vacate and cease trespassing at a Dublin City property it wants to convert into accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. The orders were granted on Wednesday by Ms Justice Siobhán Stack after members of a group calling itself the Revolutionary Workers Union entered Lefroy House on Eden Quay earlier this month and then refused to leave. The building, on which the Salvation Army holds a long lease, had been operated as emergency accommodation for minors in crisis for many years until its closure early last year when funding ceased. The charity had been renovating the property to accommodate refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine and had hoped to open its doors to a first group next month. Plans were put on hold after the building was allegedly broken into and occupied on May 1st last by the Revolutionary Workers Union, whose members the High Court heard are refusing to leave. The court heard that in social media posts the group, which has renamed the property James Connolly House, claims it intends to use the building to accommodate homeless people. Photo: Sam Boal/
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20 May 2022